Archive for February, 2019

Infographic: Top 10 Health Economics and Outcomes Research Trends

February 6th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

Interest in the field of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) has grown exponentially as governments and other payers grapple with how to provide the best possible health outcomes at affordable costs, according to a new infographic by ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research.

The infographic identifies the top 10 HEOR trends that will shape the field in the near future.

Stratifying High-Risk, High-Cost Patients: Benchmarks, Predictive Algorithms and Data AnalyticsHealthcare organizations employ a variety of tools and analytics to identify high-risk, high-cost patients for targeted population health interventions.

Stratifying High-Risk, High-Cost Patients: Benchmarks, Predictive Algorithms and Data Analytics presents a range of risk stratification practices to determine candidates for health coaching, case management, home visits, remote monitoring and other initiatives designed to engage individuals with chronic illness, improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare spend.

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Infographic: Health and Life Sciences in 2025 and Beyond

February 4th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

Beyond 2019, the convergence of the health and life sciences supply chains will quicken, as consumer-centric disruption continues, according to a new infographic by BDO USA, LLP.

The infographic provides BDO’s top predictions for developments in 2025 and beyond that will help entities break down silos to drive value across the health and life sciences ecosystem.

Health Analytics in Accountable Care: Leveraging Data to Transform ACO Performance and Results Between Medicare’s aggressive migration to value-based payment models and MACRA’s 2017 Quality Payment Program rollout, healthcare providers must accept the inevitability of participation in fee-for-quality reimbursement design—as well as cultivating a grounding in health data analytics to enhance success.

As an early adopter of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the largest sponsor of MSSP accountable care organizations (ACOs), Collaborative Health Systems (CHS) is uniquely positioned to advise providers on the benefits of data analytics and technology, which CHS views as a major driver in its achievements in the MSSP arena. In performance year 2014, nine of CHS’s 24 MSSP ACOs generated savings and received payments of almost $27 million.

Health Analytics in Accountable Care: Leveraging Data to Transform ACO Performance and Results documents the accomplishments of CHS’s 24 ACOs under the MSSP program, the crucial role of data analytics in CHS operations, and the many lessons learned as an early trailblazer in value-based care delivery.

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Infographic: U.S. Prescription Drug Spending Trends

February 1st, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

There was an 18.5 percent increase in drug spending from 2015 to 2017, according to a new infographic by the American Hospital Association.

The infographic examines prescription drug spending and the impact on hospitals and patients.

Leveraging Pharmacists to Reduce Cost and Improve Medication Adherence in High-Risk PopulationsWhen it comes to medication management for Medicare beneficiaries, there are more than 25 different factors that can complicate proper use of prescribed medicines—from affordability issues, even among the insured, to fear of a drug’s side effects to potential dangers from high-risk medications or health conditions.

Leveraging Pharmacists to Reduce Cost and Improve Medication Adherence in High-Risk Populations examines Novant Health’s deployment of pharmacists as part of its five-pronged strategy to deliver healthcare value through medication management services.

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