Archive for the ‘Consumer-Driven Healthcare’ Category

Infographic: Healthcare Consumer Evolution

August 20th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

As healthcare technology and patient accountability continue to grow, healthcare consumers are taking on a much more active role in their healthcare.

This new infographic by Vitals looks at how healthcare consumers are evolving and five habits of highly-evolved patients.

Evolution of the Healthcare Consumer

The Patient-Centered Payoff: Driving Practice Growth Through Image, Culture, and Patient ExperienceLearn the steps your practice can take to reap the many payoffs of achieving high patient-centered standards without having to make a big financial investment. In The Patient-Centered Payoff: Driving Practice Growth Through Image, Culture and Patient Experience, authors Cheryl Bisera and Judy Capko, explain how healthcare professionals and organizations can thrive in the new patient-centered environment.

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Infographic: Trends in Account-Based Health Plans

July 14th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

High deductible health plans and HSAs have been in the market for over a decade and adoption rates (particularly for HDHPs, HSAs and HRAs) continue to accelerate rapidly, according to a new survey by Alegeus Technologies.

The survey also found a significant consumer education gap and a need for enhanced decision-support resources to help consumers better manage their ever-growing responsibility for healthcare. An infographic by Alegeus Technologies highlights the survey findings, including details on market penetration of account-based plans, consumer proficiency in these plans and account perceptions and enrollment barriers.

2014 Consumer and Employer Healthcare Benefits Survey

As health plan operators last year were preparing to offer plans on the state-run and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges, they could only guess at the age and health of the population that would enroll, and they had no information about how their competitors would price their plans. Now that open enrollment is over, Public Exchanges Data: Premium Analysis and Carrier Participation for 2014 takes a look at how it all played out. This report offers a highly detailed overview of where carriers participated, the types of products they offered and how their prices stacked up against their competitors.

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Infographic: The Quest for Value in Healthcare – A Place for Consumers

July 2nd, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

As the American healthcare marketplace evolves, consumers now face an abundance of healthcare options, with greater access to quality ratings and price information. Nearly half of consumers say the healthcare system misses the mark on delivering value, and only one in five consumers feels prepared for future healthcare costs, according to a new infographic from Deloitte.

This infographic identifies three disruptors emerging in healthcare and provides insight to the healthcare system through the eyes of a consumer.

Healthcare Innovation in Action: 19 Transformative Trends, a 40-page exclusive resource, examines a set of pioneering efforts supporting the industry's seismic shift from a volume-based culture to one built around value and patient-centeredness.

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Infographic: The Emerging Role of the Pharmacist in the Healthcare Ecosystem

May 7th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

Physicians, insurers, pharmacists and other players in the patient care arena are shifting roles and forming more collaborative, coordinated networks to fill gaps in care and reduce practice redundancies. The United States is among the countries with the most costly and significant gaps in care, with 50 percent of Americans reporting communication problems with a primary care physician, according to a new infographic from Parata Systems.

This infographic examines the traditional model of healthcare and how the problems and gaps have created opportunities for pharmacists to leverage technology to fill those gaps.

Who else is joining the healthcare team? New Players on the Value-Based Healthcare Team is an infographic from the Healthcare Intelligence Network that describes a roster of promising young players in the healthcare arena, and some veterans whose recasted roles support value-based healthcare.

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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.

Looking for other ways to increase patient satisfaction? You may also be interested in The Patient-Centered Payoff: Driving Practice Growth Through Image, Culture, and Patient Experience, which is filled with easy-to-implement ideas. This 260-page resource describes how the patient-centered movement has changed medical practice and offer insights into the opportunities this new environment provides to practices.

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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.

Looking to enhance the patient experience and better coordinate care? You may also be interested in this webinar replay: Integrating Mobile Health Remote Patient Monitoring with Telephonic Care Management for Improved Care Coordination Results. Improving care coordination improves the overall patient experience and satisfaction. During this webinar, Gail Miller, the vice president of telephonic clinical operations in Humana's care management organization, Humana Cares/SeniorBridge, shared details of their telephonic care management program and how these remote monitoring pilots will enhance their care coordination efforts.

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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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 title= The most encouraging post-ACA metrics have been achieved by healthcare organizations that customize a model or intervention to better serve their population's needs. Healthcare Innovation in Action: 19 Transformative Trends examines a set of pioneering efforts supporting the industry's seismic shift from a volume-based culture to one rewarding value and patient-centeredness.

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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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You may also be interested in this related resource: Case Studies in Comprehensive Primary Care: Guidance from Group Health Cooperative and Geisinger Health System.

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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.