Category Archives: Dementia Care

Applying Big Data to Readmissions, High-Cost Patients Can Reduce Healthcare Costs

As many as one third of all readmissions may be preventable, providing a significant opportunity for reducing healthcare costs if big data, or clinical analytics, are applied, according to a new study conducted at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and … finish reading Applying Big Data to Readmissions, High-Cost Patients Can Reduce Healthcare Costs

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There’s No Place Like Home Visits to Address Safety, Care Concerns

Three-fourths of healthcare organizations visit some percentage of their patients or health plan members in their homes, according to new market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, in order to keep patients safer and healthier and to keep readmissions and … finish reading There’s No Place Like Home Visits to Address Safety, Care Concerns

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More Advance Directives Could Better Manage End of Life Care, Medical Costs

End-of-life care issues need to become an integral part of the public health agenda, according to a new article from the American Journal of Public Health by two Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty. They point to the … finish reading More Advance Directives Could Better Manage End of Life Care, Medical Costs

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Dementia More Costly to Nation than Heart Disease or Cancer

The monetary cost of dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion annually, making the disease more costly to the nation than either heart disease or cancer, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The greatest … finish reading Dementia More Costly to Nation than Heart Disease or Cancer

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Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Hopes to Curb Antipsychotics Use in Nursing Homes

A training series for nursing homes and the publication of data on nursing home antipsychotic drug use beginning in July are two key aspects of the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, a CMS-led partnership with providers, caregivers and patients to … finish reading Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Hopes to Curb Antipsychotics Use in Nursing Homes

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