Archive for 2019

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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Infographic: 2020 Healthcare Predictions for Healthcare Consumer Engagement

December 25th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

The sluggish pace of change in healthcare engagement will finally come to an end in 2020, and innovation will pick up considerable speed, according to a new infographic by Carenet Health.

The infographic provides 11 healthcare consumer engagement predictions in 11 trend areas for 2020.

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: 2020 U.S. Healthcare Delivery Outlook

December 23rd, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

2020 will mark a turning point in the evolution of a market-based model of healthcare, according to a new infographic by Numerof & Associates, Inc.

The infographic examines the accelerating pace of change in healthcare.


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: State Team-Based Care Strategies for Medicaid-Eligible Women

December 20th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

State Medicaid agencies provide a variety of health services to promote women’s overall health and improve birth outcomes, such as reducing infant mortality, according to a new infographic by the National Academy for State Health Policy.

The infographic highlights three programs aimed at improving maternal outcomes.

Proactive Care Management in a Top-Performing ACO: Closing Quality and Care Gaps in High-Risk, High-Utilization PopulationsAs one of 2016’s top 10 performing MSSP accountable care organizations, UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network (UTSACN) generated nearly $17.5 million in shared savings.

Proactive Care Management in a Top-Performing ACO: Closing Quality and Care Gaps in High-Risk, High-Utilization Populations divulges some of the secrets behind UTSACN’s success in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for ACOs. Winning strategies of the UTSACN ACO include a commitment to data analytics to inform programming and improve utilization and quality as well as holding its healthcare providers accountable for clinical and fiscal decisions. Click here for more information.

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Infographic: Consumer Satisfaction with Health Insurance Hinges on Cost, Tools and Communication

December 18th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

Consumers are generally satisfied with their health insurance overall, but less satisfied with how health plans communicate, according to a new infographic by HealthEdge.

The infographic provides insight into how consumers believe health plans could improve satisfaction with communication.

Improving the Patient Experience: Engaging Front-line Staff for a System-Wide Action PlanUnityPoint Health has moved from a siloed approach to improving the patient experience at each of its locations to a system-wide approach that encompasses a consistent, baseline experience while still allowing for each institution to address its specific needs. Armed with data from its Press Ganey and CAHPS ® Hospital Survey scores, UnityPoint’s patient experience team developed a front-line staff-driven improvement action plan.

During Improving the Patient Experience: Engaging Front-line Staff for a System-Wide Action Plan a 45-minute webinar, now available for replay, Paige Moore, director, patient experience at UnityPoint Health—Des Moines, shares how the organization switched from a top-down, leadership-driven patient experience improvement approach to one that engages front-line staff to own the process.

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Infographic: How To Prep Your Team For ICD-11 Transition

December 16th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

ICD-11 is scheduled to take effect January 2022, according to a new infographic by Harmony Healthcare.

The infographic provides a transition timeline to help healthcare organizations tackle the changes needed.


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: 5 Steps To Change How Physicians Help Patients with Their Weight

December 13th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

Primary care clinicians do not have adequate knowledge or training in how to provide minimal treatment or appropriate referrals for patients who are overweight or who have obesity, according to a new infographic by the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

The infographic provides five recommendations to improve how primary care physicians are trained to help patients who are overweight or have obesity manage their weight.


Care Coordination in an ACO: Population Health Management from Wellness to End-of-LifeWhen acknowledging its position as a top-ranking Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), Memorial Hermann is quick to credit its own physicians—who in 2007 lobbied for a clinically integrated network that formed the foundation of the current Memorial Hermann accountable care organization (ACO). Now, collaboration and integration continue to be the engines driving the ACO’s cost savings, reduced utilization and healthy patient engagement rates associated with Memorial Hermann ACO’s highest-risk population.

Care Coordination in an ACO: Population Health Management from Wellness to End-of-Life details Memorial Hermann’s carefully executed journey to quality and the culmination of the ACO’s community-based care management program.

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Infographic: HRSA’s Progress on Blood Pressure Control

December 11th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

From 2016 to 2018, average hypertension control across all Health Resources and Services Administration-funded health centers met or exceeded the Healthy People 2020 target, according to a new infographic by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The infographic provides a status update on the program’s goals.

Real-time remote management of high-risk populations curbed hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and ER visits for more than 80 percent of respondents and boosted self-management levels for nearly all remotely monitored patients, according to 2014 market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management profiles a successful eight-year initiative by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program that significantly lowered patients’ A1C blood glucose levels.

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Infographic: The Impact of Telemedicine

December 9th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing sectors in healthcare. With increased pressure worldwide on improving the efficiency of care delivery and reducing costs, this growth is expected to be even more explosive in the next five years, according to a new infographic by ADROITENT.

The infographic examines key telemedicine trends.

2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Remote Patient MonitoringArtificial intelligence. Automation. Blockchain. Robotics.

Once the domain of science fiction, these telehealth technologies have begun to transform the fabric of healthcare delivery systems. As further proof of telehealth’s explosive growth, the use of wearable health-tracking devices and remote patient monitoring has proliferated, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added several new provider telehealth billing codes for calendar year 2018.

2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring delivers the latest actionable telehealth and remote patient monitoring metrics on tools, applications, challenges, successes and ROI from healthcare organizations across the care spectrum. This 60-page report, now in its fifth edition, documents benchmarks on current and planned telehealth and remote patient monitoring initiatives as well as the use of emerging technologies in the healthcare space.

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