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Horizon BCBSNJ Metrics Affirm Patient-Centered Model for Improving Care, Lowering Cost

Patient-centered practices are performing better than traditional practices in a number of clinical metrics, including improving diabetes and cholesterol management, according to the results of a study from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ). The study of … finish reading Horizon BCBSNJ Metrics Affirm Patient-Centered Model for Improving Care, Lowering Cost

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7 Roles of a Clinic-Based Health Coach

To succeed in a value-driven system, healthcare organizations need to shift primary responsibility for health management to the individuals it serves. Clinic-based health coaches can help implement this by providing patients with the necessary tools, skills and resources to help … finish reading 7 Roles of a Clinic-Based Health Coach

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Care Managers in Medical Homes Contribute to Improved Diabetes Outcomes

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are an effective way to help care for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, and placing care managers in them further improve patient outcomes for high-risk diabetes patients, according to a study conducted at Joslin … finish reading Care Managers in Medical Homes Contribute to Improved Diabetes Outcomes

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Diabetics Who Use Mail Order Pharmacies Less Likely to Visit ER: Study

Contrary to concerns, diabetic patients who received heart medications by mail were less likely to visit the emergency room than those who picked up prescriptions in person, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of … finish reading Diabetics Who Use Mail Order Pharmacies Less Likely to Visit ER: Study

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The Doctor Will Text You Now: Post-ER Follow-Up That Works

Diabetic patients treated in the emergency department who were enrolled in a program sending daily automatic text messages improved their level of control over their diabetes and their medication adherence, according to a study from the Keck School of Medicine … finish reading The Doctor Will Text You Now: Post-ER Follow-Up That Works

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How WellCare Closed 4 Socially Based Care Gaps

Imagine, if you will, a family of six living in a 1,100-square foot home in rural United States. Mom and Dad work two part-time jobs, their daughter is 19 and pregnant for the second time; her 10-year-old twin brothers have … finish reading How WellCare Closed 4 Socially Based Care Gaps

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2 Standards of Care for Managing a Diabetic Population

Utilizing EHRs and closely identifying and managing patients who have missed appointments for hemoglobin A1C are two standards of care employed by Hudson River HealthCare (HRHC), a network of 16 FQHCs that use a patient-centered team of healthcare professionals to … finish reading 2 Standards of Care for Managing a Diabetic Population

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4 Steps to Creating an ACO Care Management Team

Developing a population disease profile, and targeting large patient populations with a fairly common list of conditions, is one of the first steps necessary to developing an effective care management team for the ACO, explains Colin LeClair, executive director of … finish reading 4 Steps to Creating an ACO Care Management Team

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Researchers Favor Population Health Management Approach for Monitoring Diabetes

Providers need to reexamine certain diabetes monitoring practices that solely target acute individuals, and instead take a population health management approach to improving diabetes care, according to a Phytel study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Researchers at … finish reading Researchers Favor Population Health Management Approach for Monitoring Diabetes

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Improvements in 6 Key Areas of Medication Use Could Save More Than $200 Billion Annually

Irresponsible use of medicine, including non-adherence and medication errors, costs the United States more than $200 billion a year, representing 8 percent of the country’s total annual healthcare expenditures, according to a new study released by the IMS Institute for … finish reading Improvements in 6 Key Areas of Medication Use Could Save More Than $200 Billion Annually

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