Category Archives: Population Health Management

CMS 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures: Healthcare’s Triple Aim Improved

Results from the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report (2015 Impact Report) demonstrate progress in improving healthcare’s Triple Aim, and impacts populations beyond Medicare, according to the CMS. The report is a comprehensive assessment of quality measures used … finish reading CMS 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures: Healthcare’s Triple Aim Improved

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Advanced Primary Care Initiatives Reduce Hospital Admissions, ED Visits: CMS

Preliminary findings from two advanced primary care initiatives from CMS show decreased hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits, CMS officials report. The two large-scale tests of advanced primary care—the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative and the Multi-Payer Advanced Primary … finish reading Advanced Primary Care Initiatives Reduce Hospital Admissions, ED Visits: CMS

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Trinity Health-Heritage Population Health Partnership Designed to Upgrade Primary Care Models

Trinity Health and Heritage Provider Network (HPN) have formed a joint venture set to redesign existing healthcare models, including primary care, care management, hospitalist, post-acute care and high-risk clinics, in order to improve and coordinate care, according to Trinity Health. … finish reading Trinity Health-Heritage Population Health Partnership Designed to Upgrade Primary Care Models

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Health Plans Foster Population Health with Care Coordination, Case Management

As population health management (PHM) finds its footing in value-based healthcare, PHM program focus, support tools and key players continue to shift, according to 129 respondents who participated in the latest Population Health Management Survey conducted in June 2014 by … finish reading Health Plans Foster Population Health with Care Coordination, Case Management

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Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Enhance Strategic Collaboration to Improve Care Quality

Under a new collaboration, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine will expand ways to deliver quality care by sharing evidence-based best practices, advancing population health programs, collaborating on education and research endeavors, and exploring how the organizations can work together … finish reading Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Enhance Strategic Collaboration to Improve Care Quality

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Patient Engagement Still Challenges Pioneer ACO

As a top performer in year one of the CMS Pioneer ACO program, Monarch HealthCare is paving the way to accountable care with a foundation of patient- and provider-centered strategies that support Triple Aim goals. Here, Colin LeClair, executive director … finish reading Patient Engagement Still Challenges Pioneer ACO

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7 Keys to Successful Population Health Management

Education is one of the seven keys to a successful population health management (PHM) program, explains Elizabeth Miller, vice president of care management at White Memorial Medical Center, part of Adventist Health. You need to gauge whether your population is … finish reading 7 Keys to Successful Population Health Management

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Carrot or Stick? Tips for Using Incentives in Population Health Management

While not right for everyone, offering NASCAR® tickets for completing a a health risk assessment was the right incentive for one trucking company surveyed by Buck Consultants’ National Clinical Practice, says principal Patricia Curran. Many companies offer employees incentives for … finish reading Carrot or Stick? Tips for Using Incentives in Population Health Management

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Clinical Analytics Deliver Patient, Population Health Insights

Advanced clinical analytics technologies from Optum are supporting population health management and accountable care strategies at Mercy and HealthEast Care System, according to the United Health Group. Mercy, the nation’s sixth-largest Catholic healthcare system, and HealthEast, the largest locally owned … finish reading Clinical Analytics Deliver Patient, Population Health Insights

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7 Barriers to Medication Adherence

A lack of social support is one of the chief barriers to medication adherence. If a patient has no friends or family to discuss their health and required medications with, they are more likely to skip them, says Thom Stambaugh, … finish reading 7 Barriers to Medication Adherence

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