When patients are discharged, they essentially become their own care coordinator—administering medication and scheduling follow-up visits. Providers can significantly improve patient engagement and outcomes by taking advantage of outside care partnerships to help coordinate care across...
New payment models adopted by Medicare and many health plans have clearly led to better care for patients. They also might be helping to slow the overall growth of healthcare spending.
A systems-based approach to improving health considers all factors involved in caring for patients and the many factors that influence one's quality of life. The integration of people, processes, policies and organizations is critical to promoting better health at lower cost.
As an industry, we have arrived at a moment when even fee-for-service stalwarts see the handwriting on the wall: The current reimbursement system is not sustainable. We must find better ways to align the interests of patients, payers and providers.
To master the challenge of population-health management, some healthcare organizations are moving beyond traditional clinical, risk-based analytics to focus on patient engagement and behavior.
A decade from now, healthcare executives will be leading a very different industry. We're already beginning to see disruptive forces reshaping healthcare, and I predict such forces will come from both inside and outside healthcare.
Alternative payment models come in different forms, such as bundled payments or ACOs. Physician practices and other organizations preparing for new reimbursement models should consider their patient population and their ability to take on risk, and experiment with their current payer mix.
We in the health IT field have long sought that holy grail of an application/system that will magically prevent duplicate patient records and provide for positive patient identification. We've installed numerous master patient index applications and even enterprise master patient index...
For the past four decades, there has been one dominant theme in healthcare delivery-system reform: Hospitals and physicians must transform themselves into comprehensive-care enterprises to be paid a population-based global budget.
Few government programs produce as much good for so many people with as little cost to taxpayers as the 340B drug pricing program.
New payment models adopted by Medicare and many health plans have clearly led to better care for patients. They also might be helping to slow the overall growth of healthcare spending. Whether these gains can be sustained, however, is far from certain. And because many providers are still sitting...
Entrepreneurship can be defined as the pursuit of opportunity with scarce resources. Biomedical and health entrepreneurs do the same thing with the goal of creating value by deploying innovation.