Where healthcare challenges find solutions
Caring for patients to prevent chronic conditions is among the top challenges facing healthcare today, standing alongside the more established acute care. Read about the innovations that help providers coordinate and improve care.
Over the past year, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center forged partnerships or made investments with more than a dozen startup firms offering technological solutions that expand patient access to healthcare.
It took a dozen years, but SilverCloud's willingness to make constant improvements in online cognitive behavioral therapy modules has positioned the startup to begin making inroads in the U.S.
Healthcare systems facing a shortage of mental health counselors are beginning to turn to online platforms for delivering therapy to patients with mild-to-moderate behavioral health issues.
The 2008 parity law requires insurers pay for mental and behavioral health services. But that's an empty promise if patients must wait a year for an appointment.
Hospitals need new ways to engage and monitor patients after a stay because they face financial penalties for excess readmissions within 30 days after discharge. Yet it's often far down on their to-do list.
Northwell Health is depending on intensive social work and new technology for successful patient engagement and monitoring as it takes part in three new Medicare bundled payments programs.
Hospitals need to figure out the best metrics for measuring a pilot project's success. These metrics are not always obvious because the field is so new. Until recently many hospitals didn't track what happened to patients once they left the premises.
There are many ways hospitals can use technology to track and engage patients after they leave the building. But there are limits to what hospitals can expect from current technology.
Medicare's orthopedic and cardiac bundled payment programs reflect a new economic reality for hospitals. In many markets across the country, they now will be responsible for the financial and clinical outcomes of patients for nearly three months after discharge.
HealthLoop's software helps health organizations monitor and engage patients through their smartphones, computer or tablet.
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