Archive for the ‘Consumer-Driven Healthcare’ Category

Infographic: The Quality of Nursing, Patient Care

April 16th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

Seventy-five percent of Americans 30 years and older are more concerned with the quality of nursing staff in hospitals than with the availability or accessibility of electronic medical records (EMRs), according to a new infographic form API Healthcare.

While confident in nursing abilities, a majority of consumers feel nurses are spread too thin, which is impacting the quality of patient care. This infographic also provides data on the quality of nursing care, impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consumer concerns and quality of patient care.

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Infographic: Why Advanced WiFi Is Essential to Healthcare

March 26th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

Inaccessibility to WiFi leads to a loss in time of almost 45 minutes per day at healthcare organizations, which results in a $1 million loss each year, according to a new infographic from Inspire WiFi.

This infographic illustrates why advanced WiFi connectivity is indispensable to organizations in the healthcare industry and how it mitigates the concerns related to the complexity of wireless.

You may also be interested in this related resource: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine . Telehealth's broad reach encompasses telemedicine — the use of telecommunications technology to deliver clinical diagnosis, services and patient consultations — as well as the exploding field of mobile health. This resource documents trends and metrics on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives and includes a year-over-year comparison of telehealth trends from 2009 to present.

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Infographic: Timeline of the Patient Experience

March 24th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

From the first encounter on a benefits enrollment website to hospital discharge, the healthcare industry is looking to improve care quality and patient satisfaction.

However, 83 percent of Americans do not follow treatment plans given by their doctor as prescribed, according to a new infographic from Codebaby. This infographic chronicles the average experience of Americans, from making an appointment to follow-up treatment and everywhere in between.

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Infographic: Paying More Under PPACA

February 7th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

Forty-eight percent of Americans surveyed in a recent BankRate.com study reported they would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) if they could, while 38 percent would keep it in place.

However, experts claim there have not been large premium increases, according to a new infographic from LifeHealthPro. This infographic shows the effects of the PPACA on part-time and full-time workers, the American response to the PPACA, as well as changes experienced in the past year including higher costs, fewer doctors and more.

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Infographic: The Doctor Shortage

January 7th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

A recent report from the American Academy of Family Physicians estimates 52,000 new physicians will be necessary by 2025 to keep up with growing healthcare demands.

Population growth, aging populations and increased access to healthcare are among the reasons for the increased need for more physicians, according to a new infographic from Soliant Health. This infographic also details the particular shortage in primary care, potential solutions to the increased demand and more.

The Doctor Shortage

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New Market Data: Carrots, Sticks and Technology Trigger Upswing in HRA Completion Rates

December 10th, 2013 by Patricia Donovan

2013 HRA survey data indicate completion rates of health risk assessments have more than doubled.

The news about health risk assessments is not that their use has risen dramatically —our 2013 Health Risk Assessments survey noted only a slight bump from 67 to 70 percent in HRA use since we last surveyed in 2010—but that HRA completion rates have spiked considerably.

In particular, HRA completion rates of greater than 80 percent have more than doubled in the last three years, from 8 percent to 17 percent, according to 123 organizations who completed the October 2013 HRA survey.

What’s behind this upswing in a risk stratification tool that is the backbone of population health management? A plethora of factors are likely contributing to this trend, starting with a jump in mandatory HRAs from 15 to 21 percent in the three-year period. Then there are the rewards: while the use of incentives remained level at around 55 percent, favored incentives have shifted from the trinkets, gift cards and cash rewards evident in 2010 to this year's premium-based incentives, which may be more appetizing to participants faced with consumer-driven plans and higher deductibles to meet.

Overall, the use of gift cards and cash awards dropped about 66 percent over the last three years, while reductions in insurance premiums rose from 44 to 52 percent. About one-fifth of respondents contribute to an individual's HSA in exchange for HRA completion, a new benchmark from this year's survey.

Then, respondents’ favored stick-over-carrot approach must be factored in: from 2010 to 2013, the number of organizations imposing penalties for HRA non-completion jumped from 15 to 21 percent.

Technology also may have improved HRA accessibility and facilitated completion: Web-based HRAs jumped from 69 to 79 percent, while the use of print and telephonic HRAs dropped about 20 percent. And these technologies are not limited to younger beneficiaries. Tempted to mail an HRA to a Medicare beneficiary? Not so fast: Medicare patients are readily able to adapt to an electronic form of the HRA from paper documents, noted one respondent.

Despite IT backing and more integration of HRAs into the care process, respondents stressed that when it comes to HRAs, there is no 'One size fits all' approach.

“Each population is unique demographically,” contributed one respondent, while another noted: “One size does not fit all. We have different core HRAs for use in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial populations.”

For more 2013 HRA trends, download a complimentary executive summary of survey results or view this infographic.

Infographic: The High Cost of Low HCAHPS Scores

November 12th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Approximately $850 million value-based incentives depend on HCAHPS scores, according to a new infographic from Voalte. Therefore, it is a crucial tool for hospitals to consider.

Furthermore, noise is the number one patient complaint on the HCAHPS survey. This infographic includes sample questions from the survey, other common patient complaints and specific ways for hospitals to improve their HCAHPS scores.

Caring for Veterans' Healthcare Needs

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Infographic: Bridging the Income Divide in Healthcare

October 31st, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Although healthcare reform promises to make healthcare more affordable for lower-income families, there is still a noticeable gap in care between economic groups.

If healthcare for low-income populations in all states met benchmarks set by higher-income groups in the best-performing states, 30,000 low-income adults and children would have health insurance, according to a new infographic from the Commonwealth Fund. This infographic also presents several other outcomes of bridging the healthcare income divide.

Bridging the Income Divide in Healthcare

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Infographic: On the Road to Information-Driven Healthcare

October 24th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Innovative technology is changing the field of healthcare from increased patient engagement to the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) to genomic and personalized medicine.

Ninety percent of healthcare CIOs view IT innovation as critical to success, according to a new infographic from Dell. The infographic also provides details on desktop visualization, EHR statistics, the use of social media, telehealth and mobile devices, as well as potential challenges such as data security, shortages of health IT workers and more.

On the Road to Information-Driven Healthcare

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Infographic: Health Reform and Women

October 21st, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

The January 1, 2014 ACA individual mandate deadline is approaching. Many women will reap the benefits of this legislation, according to a new infographic from Geisinger Health Plan.

The law prohibits health insurance companies who sell individual and small group health policies from charging women higher rates than men for coverage, which 92 percent of health plans currently do. This infographic also outlines the benefits the ACA will provide women regarding extended coverage, pre-existing conditions, preventive care, Medicare, maternity coverage and more.

Health Reform and Women

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