Infographic: The 21st Century House Call for the Home-Bound and Chronically Ill

January 17th, 2020 by Melanie Matthews

The resurgence of the house call could enable higher quality and more accessible care for people living with chronic conditions, while also alleviating caregiver burden, according to a new infographic by CareMore Health.

The infographic provides insight into the perceived benefits of in-home care for chronically ill patients and explores the hurdles preventing people from getting care where and when they need it.

The Science of Successful Care Transition Management: Leveraging Home Visits to Improve Readmissions and ROI A care transitions management program operated by Sun Health since 2011 has significantly reduced hospital readmissions for nearly 12,000 Medicare patients, resulting in $14.8 million in savings to the Medicare program. Using home visits as a core strategy, the Sun Health Care Transitions program was a top performer in CMS’s recently concluded Community-Based Care Transitions (CBCT) demonstration project, which was launched in 2012 to explore new solutions for reducing hospital readmissions, improving quality and achieving measurable savings for Medicare.

The Science of Successful Care Transition Management: Leveraging Home Visits to Improve Readmissions and ROI explores the critical five pillars of the Arizona non-profit’s leading care transitions management initiative, adapted from the Coleman Care Transitions Intervention®.

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Infographic: 2020 Global Healthcare Outlook

January 15th, 2020 by Melanie Matthews

With global healthcare spending expected to rise at a CAGR of 5 percent in 2019-23, it will likely present many opportunities for the sector, according to a new infographic by EBSCO Industries, Inc.

The infographic takes a detailed look at the factors driving change in the sector and outlines suggestions that stakeholders can consider as they lay a solid foundation for the future.


Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2020: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare IndustryGiven the powerful patterns disrupting healthcare, what will it take to succeed as a high-velocity healthcare organization in the coming year?

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2020: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, HIN’s 16th annual business forecast, is designed to support healthcare C-suite planning as leaders continue to strive to improve healthcare quality and access and reduce costs as the industry continues its move toward a value-based system.

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Infographic: Fall Prevention Plan Implementation

January 13th, 2020 by Melanie Matthews

Accidental falls in a hospital or healthcare setting are
extremely dangerous for patients and detrimental to the healthcare institution, according to a new infographic by EBSCO Industries, Inc.

The infographic provides a competency checklist for nurses to ensure they are checking all the boxes when it comes to fall prevention plan implementation.

2019 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Avoidable Healthcare UtilizationMedicaid expansion programs, newly covered individuals under healthcare insurance exchanges, the rise of big data, and shifts in healthcare delivery models have influenced emergency department and hospital utilization.

2019 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Utilization is a comprehensive analysis by the Healthcare Intelligence Network of how healthcare organizations define and address avoidable healthcare utilization. The report captures key actionable metrics on reducing avoidable healthcare utilization initiatives, challenges, case studies and innovative programming.

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Infographic: Strategic Pricing Factors for a Healthcare Provider

January 10th, 2020 by Melanie Matthews

Price is an increasingly important factor as consumers shop for product network benefits and choose healthcare services. Providers need a pricing strategy that is responsive to this new reality, according to a new infographic by BDC Advisors.

The infographic highlights essential factors to consider when determining a pricing strategy.

Profiting from Population Health Revenue in an ACO: Framework for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS SuccessA laser focus on population health interventions and processes can generate immediate revenue streams for fledgling accountable care organizations that support the hard work of creating a sustainable ACO business model. This population health priority has proven a lucrative strategy for Caravan Health, whose 23 ACO clients saved more than $26 million across approximately 250,000 covered lives in 2016 under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

Profiting from Population Health Revenue in an ACO: Framework for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS Success examines Caravan Health’s population health-focused approach for ACOs and its potential for positioning ACOs for success under MSSP and MACRA’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Infographic: 6 Skills Health IT Middle Managers Can Improve in 2020

January 8th, 2020 by Melanie Matthews

Most healthcare IT leaders seem to think their staff is properly skilled, yet many agree there’s room for improvement, according to a new infographic by Spok Inc.

The infographic provides six key health IT skills for 2020.

A New Vision for Remote Patient Monitoring: Creating Sustainable Financial, Operational and Clinical OutcomesAs healthcare moves out of the brick-and-mortar traditional setting into patients’ homes and their workplaces, and becomes much more proactive, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has been expanding its remote patient monitoring program. The remote patient monitoring program at UPMC has its roots in the heart failure program but has since expanded to additional disease states across the integrated delivery system’s continuum of care.

A New Vision for Remote Patient Monitoring: Creating Sustainable Financial, Operational and Clinical Outcomes delves into the evolution of UPMC’s remote patient monitoring program from its initial focus on heart failure to how the program was scaled vertically and horizontally. Click here for more information.

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Infographic: How Payers and Providers Should Approach Price Transparency Changes

January 6th, 2020 by Melanie Matthews

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released two rules (one final, one proposed) to advance the Trump administration’s agenda to create a transparent healthcare marketplace. The rules are designed to spur competition that will benefit consumers by making hospital prices and out-of-pocket costs much clearer and to remove the secrecy surrounding contracted prices. If the rules are enacted in a way that’s consistent with the current proposals (which is a big if), the impact to consumers could be wide ranging, but will heavily depend on how payers and providers respond, according to a new infographic by Oliver Wyman.

The infographic outlines considerations for both payers and providers to address these price transparency changes.

2019 Healthcare Benchmarks: Patient EngagementThe perennial challenge for healthcare organizations as they continue to develop and refine programs aimed at improving healthcare quality while reducing costs is engaging patients in these initiatives. Actively engaged patients have been shown to have lower costs and improved outcomes.

In fact, a recent study released by Humana on its wellness rewards program, Go365®, found that high-engaged members had lower healthcare cost increases than members with low or medium engagement. These highly engaged members paid a per member per month average of 22 percent less in healthcare than low-engaged members, had 35 percent fewer emergency room visits and 30 percent fewer hospital admissions than low-engaged members and had 11 percent more preventive doctor’s office visits than low-engaged members.

2019 Healthcare Benchmarks: Patient Engagement is the third comprehensive analysis by the Healthcare Intelligence Network of programs aimed at improving patient engagement, including how patients are identified for patient engagement interventions, populations presenting the most significant challenges, program components and results and ROI, based on responses from over 50 healthcare organizations to the October 2019 patient engagement survey.

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Infographic: A Framework to Align Social Determinants of Health, Social Risk Factors and Social Needs Terminology

January 3rd, 2020 by Melanie Matthews

As the healthcare system continues to get more involved in social determinants of health, social risk factors and social needs, stakeholders are beginning to ask: what is the appropriate role of healthcare in addressing the social factors that influence health? Clear and consistent terminology is an essential first step to determining what role the healthcare system can and should play, according to a new infographic by the Health Care Transformation Task Force.

The infographic describes the distinction among social determinants of health, social risk factors, and social needs in a manner that promotes more precise usage of each term.

2019 Healthcare Benchmarks: Social Determinants of HealthOne-third of Americans are grappling with stress tied to meeting their basic human needs such as stable housing, adequate food, and reliable transportation, according to the results of a new national survey from Kaiser Permanente. The survey, Social Needs in America, also found that Americans overwhelmingly want healthcare providers to be involved in identifying and addressing these non-medical social needs.

2019 Healthcare Benchmarks: Social Determinants of Health is the second comprehensive analysis by the Healthcare Intelligence Network of programs aimed at addressing social determinants of health (SDOH), including populations prioritized for SDOH screening, preferred screening tools, interventions, results and ROI.

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Infographic: The Key to a Hospital’s Success: Healthcare Technology Management

January 1st, 2020 by Melanie Matthews

A hospital’s reputation, earnings and security depend on equipment functioning safely and productively, according to a new infographic by ABM Industries Inc.

The infographic outlines six clear benefits that expert healthcare technology management can deliver for healthcare facilities, staff and patients.


Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2020: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare IndustryGiven the powerful patterns disrupting healthcare, what will it take to succeed as a high-velocity healthcare organization in the coming year?

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2020: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, HIN’s 16th annual business forecast, is designed to support healthcare C-suite planning as leaders continue to strive to improve healthcare quality and access and reduce costs as the industry continues its move toward a value-based system.

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Infographic: Palliative Care Ensures Value

December 30th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

Strong evidence exists proving the value of palliative care’s impact on quality, satisfaction, consumer demand, and cost. Because it focuses on the highest need and highest cost patient segment, palliative care is an essential strategy for population health management, according to a new infographic by the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

The infographic examines the impact of palliative care on quality of life, symptom burden, patient satisfaction and experience and healthcare spending and utilization.

When the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) began to face tougher competition from hospitals with managed care contracts and limited networks, the state-of-the-art specialty hospital decided to implement a team-based care coordination approach to attract and retain healthcare payors focused on value-based care.

Integrated Case Management: Elevating Quality and Clinical Metrics with Multidisciplinary Team-Based Care details the framework and implementation of the service-based multidisciplinary program MSKCC adopted to demonstrate that the care it provides to more than 25,000 admitted patients each year is both cost-effective and cost-efficient.

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Infographic: Best Practices for Convening a Community Advisory Board

December 27th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

Getting meaningful input from people receiving care is crucial for healthcare organizations in improving services to better support the needs of patients within the community. A consumer advisory board is an effective method for encouraging community members to have a more active role in their healthcare while enhancing care delivery methods for health systems, according to a new infographic by the Center for Health Care Strategies.

The infographic highlights key considerations for healthcare systems on how to successfully convene and maintain a consumer advisory board.

Innovative Community Health Partnerships: Clinical Alliances to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved PopulationsAs one of the poorest urban congressional districts in the country, the Bronx, a New York City borough, was also rated as the last county (#62) in New York for health outcomes and health factors by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In reaction, the Bronx Health REACH initiative formed the “#Not62,” campaign to transform the health of the community.

Innovative Community Health Partnerships: Clinical Alliances to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved Populations highlights the models of change and key initiatives developed through Bronx Health REACH’s community health transformation project.

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