Archive for the ‘Healthcare Benchmarks’ Category

Hospitals More Likely to Offer Nutrition Health Coaching, Group Sessions

February 26th, 2014 by Jessica Fornarotto

Health coaching is a critical tool in population health management, helping to boost self-management of disease and reduce risk and associated cost across the health continuum. In its fourth Health Coaching e-survey, conducted in 2013, the Healthcare Intelligence Network captured the ways in which healthcare organizations implement health coaching as well as the financial and clinical outcomes that result from this health improvement strategy.

Drilling down to the hospital/health system perspective, this survey analyzed this sector’s health coaching program components, delivery methods, and more.

Health coaching programs by hospitals and health systems are more inclined to address weight management, tobacco cessation and nutrition than coaching programs overall, survey results reveal. For example, 87 percent of responding hospitals offer nutrition-related coaching, versus 70 percent overall.

Conversely, this sector, which comprised 27 percent of survey respondents, is only a third as likely to address falls prevention (7 percent versus 19 percent overall) and much less likely to address medication adherence (33 percent versus 51 percent overall).

When Coaching is Provided

Coaching delivery methods differed for this sector as well. While no respondent in this sector reported the use of a smartphone app, responding hospitals/health systems were three times as likely as health coaching or disease management respondents to conduct group coaching sessions (53 percent of hospitals versus 14 percent of health coaching or disease management organizations), and significantly more likely to conduct face-to-face coaching (73 percent versus 59 percent overall).

Hospitals/health systems are only half as likely to mandate participation in coaching (7 percent versus 12 percent overall), yet are more likely to incent program participation (60 percent of hospitals/health systems versus 50 percent overall).

Excerpted from: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Health Coaching

Infographic: The State of Healthcare Innovation

February 17th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

With the changing healthcare landscape, healthcare providers are looking toward innovation to reduce costs, improve patient care and increase patient safety and satisfaction.

Sixty-five percent of healthcare providers rely on internal staff networks as their main innovation resource, according to a new infographic from HIMSS and AVIA. The infographic also includes the top priorities of healthcare providers, top barriers to innovation, organizational return expectations and impacts, average innovation budgets and more.

The State of Healthcare Innovation

You may also be interested in this related resource: Healthcare Innovation in Action: 19 Transformative Trends. Want to know more about healthcare innovations? This 40-page resource 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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HINfographic: Telehealth in Population Health Management

August 12th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Healthcare is hanging up land lines — a decrease in use from 80 percent in 2010 to 53 percent in 2013 — and plugging into videoconferencing, virtual visits and smartphones to fortify care management and expand reach to remote and vulnerable populations, according to a recent HIN survey.

The top targets of telehealth include CHF, diabetes, hypertension, COPD and mental health populations, according to a new infographic from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. This HINfographic also details future programs, the top five telehealth targets, the technology and devices most utilized by telehealth, how organizations plan to take advantage of telehealth provisions in the ACA, and more.


Telehealth Powers Population Health Management

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Information presented in this infographic was excerpted from: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine. If you would like to learn more about telehealth and telemedicine, this resource offers an expanded analysis punctuated with more than 40 easy-to-follow graphs and tables and a year-over-year comparison of telehealth trends from 2009 to present.

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Video: Population Health Management Earns Spot on Industry Radar for 2013

January 14th, 2013 by Patricia Donovan

Population health management is one of the top 10 industry issues to watch in 2013, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute.

Our newest video brings to life data on the latest population health management activities at more than 100 companies, including metrics on PHM team members, program modalities, challenges and outcomes. The data is drawn from our 2012 e-survey on population health management.

The video is narrated by HIN COO and Executive Vice President Melanie Matthews, with important advice on building an effective PHM program from healthcare consultant Patricia Curran, principal in Buck Consultants’ National Clinical Practice.

Population health management is a cog in the well-documented shift in healthcare from rewarding quantity over quality toward a more value-based approach, managing health across the risk continuum.

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37 Population Health Management Benchmarks

December 26th, 2012 by Patricia Donovan

Contemplating a comprehensive population health management (PHM) program in the new year? The following data from 2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Population Health Management may help to shape your initiative. The report analyzes PHM trends for 102 companies, including program prevalence and components, professionals on the PHM team, incentives, challenges and ROI.

Of those 102 respondents, 62 identified their organization type. Of those, 23 percent were disease management/health coaches, 14 percent were health plans and hospital/ health systems, and 8 percent were employers.

Organizations were surveyed in September 2012.

• Organizations that have a PHM program in place: 58 percent

• Organizations that don’t have a PHM program in place but plan to launch one in the next 12 months: 36.4 percent

Areas covered by PHM program:
Health promotion and wellness 83.3 percent
Health risk assessment 68.8 percent
Care coordination/advocacy 60.4 percent
Disease management 75 percent
Case management 66.7 percent
Other 16.7 percent

Populations served by PHM program:
Commercial 85.4 percent
Medicare 47.9 percent
Medicaid 41.7 percent
Uninsured 22.9 percent
Other 14.6 percent

Health risk levels served by PHM program:
All 71.7 percent
Healthy 6.5 percent
Moderate risk 26.1 percent
Complex (5 or more conditions) 19.6 percent
Other 0 percent

Health professionals on the PHM team:
Primary care physician 59.6 percent
Specialist/other provider 36.2 percent
Nurse practitioner 40.4 percent
Case manager 63.8 percent
Registered dietician 34 percent
Health coach 55.3 percent
Pharmacist 31.9 percent
Social worker 34 percent
Other 23.4 percent

Primary method of determining intervention level:
Claims data 33.3 percent
Chart review 8.9 percent
Pharma data 0 percent
Health risk assessment 15.6 percent
Biometric screening 6.7 percent
Electronic health record 8.9 percent
Registry 6.7 percent
Self-report 8.9 percent
Physician referral 2.2 percent
Other 8.9 percent