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Evidence-Based Care, Obesity Among 15 ‘Vital Signs’ for Monitoring Nation’s Health: IOM Report

Tracking 15 core measures, including evidence-based care and obesity, are crucial for assessing and monitoring the nation’s health, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Progress in these vital signs—or core measures— should reduce the burden … finish reading Evidence-Based Care, Obesity Among 15 ‘Vital Signs’ for Monitoring Nation’s Health: IOM Report

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ACO Data Tools Help Boost Prevention, Medication Compliance, Performance Results

By using as many data tools as possible, including EPIC® and MyChart®, and having physicians or their medical assistants contact patients directly if they missed medical appointments or shots, John C. Lincoln Network was able to significantly boost medical compliance … finish reading ACO Data Tools Help Boost Prevention, Medication Compliance, Performance Results

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Cultural Competency Between Case Manager and Patient Breeds Engagement, Retention

Communicating with vulnerable patients effectively, whether it’s about medication non-adherence, or simply what is or isn’t working, requires a certain level of cultural competency between the case manager and patient, says Jay Hale, LPC, CEAP, director of quality improvement and … finish reading Cultural Competency Between Case Manager and Patient Breeds Engagement, Retention

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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 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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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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Improved Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Key to Aetna’s New ACO Agreements in Maine

Aetna has announced five new accountable care agreements in Maine that will align payment for medical services at major health systems in the state with improved quality, efficiency and patient experiences. According to Aetna, these agreements are expected to help … finish reading Improved Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Key to Aetna’s New ACO Agreements in Maine

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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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3 Essentials in Comprehensive Primary Care from Group Health Cooperative

“Perhaps the most underutilized technology in modern medicine is the telephone,” says Michael Erikson, MSW, vice president of primary care services for Group Health Cooperative. So, enabling telephone visits to happen in a more “robust way,” or Call Management, was … finish reading 3 Essentials in Comprehensive Primary Care from Group Health Cooperative

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A CDE’s 5-Step Approach to Diabetes Education

Engaging diabetic patients in conversation and helping them to establish monitoring, nutrition and exercise goals are the first steps in an education program, explains Janet Wendle, an RN and certified diabetes educator (CDE) who is also system director of the … finish reading A CDE’s 5-Step Approach to Diabetes Education

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