Archive for the ‘Infographics’ Category

Infographic: Telehealth Index

January 28th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Sixty-four percent of Americans would be willing to have a physician visit over a video platform, according to a new survey conducted by Harris on behalf of American Well.

An infographic by American Well drills down into the survey results, including details on consumer perceptions of telehealth.

Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care ManagementReal-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: Medicare Spending Trends

January 26th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

In the short term, Medicare spending per person is expected to be lower relative to previous projections and to grow more slowly than private health insurance, according to a "Visualizing Health Policy" infographic by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

The infographic also examines long-term predictions for Medicare spending and projections on a Medicare shortfall.

Physician Reimbursement for Chronic Care Management: Identifying New Practice Revenue OpportunitiesStarting this month, Medicare is reimbursing physician practices for select Chronic Care Management (CCM) services not previously eligible for reimbursement, underscoring the vital role of care management in primary care.

Physician Reimbursement for Chronic Care Management: Identifying New Practice Revenue Opportunities offers practical guidance to prepare physician practices to maximize CCM reimbursement in the year ahead.

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Infographic: Why Care Coordination Matters

January 23rd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

As a result of poor coordination of care, one in five Medicare patients is readmitted within 30 days of discharge from the hospital, according to a new infographic by Primaris.

The infographic also examines the level of post-discharge care for Medicare beneficiaries who are re-admitted and the cost of these readmissions.

Scalable Models in Health Risk Stratification: Results from Cross-Continuum Care Coordination Health risk stratification is scalable—whether grouping diabetics in a single practice without an EMR or drilling down to an ACO's subset of medication non-adherent diabetics with elevated HbA1cs who lack social supports. That's the experience of Ochsner Health System, whose scaling and centralization of risk stratification and care coordination protocols across its nine-hospital system drive ROI and improve clinical outcomes and efficiency.

Scalable Models in Health Risk Stratification: Results from Cross-Continuum Care Coordination explores Ochsner's approach, in which standardized scripts, tools and workflows are applied along the care continuum, from post-hospital and ER discharge telephonic follow-up to capture of complex cases for outpatient management.

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Infographic: 10 Things You Should Know About PQRS for 2015

January 21st, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

CMS’ Physician Compare website has begun listing physician participation in its Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which could potentially mean a loss of new patients based on nonparticipation in the program, according to a new infographic by HealthFusion.

The infographic lists 10 key features of the PQRS program.

Physician Value-Based Reimbursement: Quality Rewards for Population Health With more than a quarter-century of experience with value-based reimbursement models, Humana is ideally positioned to help physician practices navigate the transition from fee for service to fee for value. The payor's multi-level Accountable Care Continuum rewards physician practices for care coordination of Medicare beneficiaries along the population health spectrum.

Physician Value-Based Reimbursement: Quality Rewards for Population Health describes the four tiers of Humana's Physician Quality Rewards program as well as the support, training, technologies and outcomes associated with these pay-for-value relationships.

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Infographic: ACA Reduces Uninsurance Rates, Cost Barriers to Care

January 19th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

The number of uninsured adults dropped for the first time in 2014, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund.

In addition, for the first time, fewer adults reported difficulties paying medical bills, had medical debt and delayed care because of the cost of care. An infographic by the Commonwealth Fund examines these trends over time.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare IndustryFrom collaboration and consolidation to the inevitable acceptance of a value-based system, the state of healthcare continues to stimulate health plans, providers and employers.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry HIN's eleventh annual industry forecast, examines the factors challenging healthcare players and suggests strategies for organizations to distinguish themselves in the steadily evolving marketplace.

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Infographic: Online Healthcare Information Trends

January 16th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Women are more likely than men to use telehealth services for urgent care after calling an urgent care hotline, according to a new infographic by iTriage.

The infographic examines other key online healthcare information trends based on the use of iTriage's services, including top health concerns searched and the most searched medications.

Establishing, Managing and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical PracticesOnline health information combined with social media channels like Twitter and Facebook has created a new generation of patients. They are empowered. They have a voice in their own care that they never had before, and more are using social media and physician review sites to choose their doctor or medical practice. Given these stakes, you can't afford to leave your online reputation to chance.

Kick off your social media efforts today with Establishing, Managing and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices, a comprehensive resource. In addition to unique insights from practicing physician and social media pioneer Kevin Pho, MD, this book offers doctors a step-by-step guide on how to use social media to manage an online reputation.

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Infographic: Population Health Management Costs and Risks

January 14th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Some 45 percent of Americans have at least one chronic disease, according to a new infographic by Lexis Nexis.

The infographic also examines the impact of chronic disease on deaths associated with these diseases and healthcare spending, along with details on a population health management program by PepsiCo.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Population Health ManagementPopulation health management, with its focus on stratifying and managing care of high-risk, high-utilization sectors, is the area of healthcare most ripe with opportunity, according to 2014 HIN market data. Population health metrics drive quality and reimbursement returns in the current value-based healthcare environment.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Population Health Management delivers an in-depth analysis of population health management (PHM) trends at 129 healthcare organizations, including prevalence of PHM initiatives, program components, professionals on the PHM team, incentives, challenges and ROI.

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Infographic: Physician Quality Transparency

January 12th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Independent and objective public quality data are only available for 16 percent of U.S. physicians, and in some states no data is available, according to the second annual State Report Card on Transparency of Physician Quality Information report from the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3).

HCI3 has released an infographic on the study results that details the importance of transparency as the growth of high-deductible health plans for healthcare consumers continues, along with details on the availability of quality information.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry From collaboration and consolidation to the inevitable acceptance of a value-based system, the state of healthcare continues to stimulate health plans, providers and employers.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, HIN's eleventh annual industry forecast, examines the factors challenging healthcare players and suggests strategies for organizations to distinguish themselves in the steadily evolving marketplace.

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Infographic: Digital Health Investments in 2014

January 9th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Digital health has seen more than $3B in investments and a number of multi-billion dollar exits including Veeva Systems and Castlight Health making health IT/digital health one of the hottest areas for investment and acquisition activity, according to CB Insights, reflected in its Periodic Table of Digital Health.

The Periodic Table of Digital Health highlights the 123 key private companies, investors, accelerators, acquirers and more in the health IT/digital health ecosystem.

Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data MiningThe future of healthcare technologies, and what they mean for investors and entrepreneurs.

The healthcare technology revolution is just around the corner. And when it arrives, it will change and enrich our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. Doctors will perform blood pressure readings via video chat and nutritionists will analyze diet based on photos taken with cell phone cameras. Transforming Health Care: The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining, combines healthcare, technology, and finance in an innovative new way that explains the future of healthcare and its effects on patient care, exploring the emergence of electronic tools that will transform the medical industry.

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Infographic: Leadership and Hierarchy in Hospitals

January 7th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

For hospitals to run efficiently they must have a strong management team. Hospitals that are managed well are able to treat their patients better, and improve almost all facets of their operation, according to a new infographic by Norwich University.

The infographic examines how strong leadership impacts clinical best practices, financial performance, competition, recommendations and other key performance metrics.

Leading a Hospital Turnaround: A Practical GuideNo healthcare organization is immune to financial decline. Healthcare leaders must be able to recognize the warning signs of financial distress and take action to maintain or restore their organization’s financial health.

The author of this step-by-step guide, Leading a Hospital Turnaround: A Practical Guide, shares what he learned while leading several successful financial turnarounds. Along with concrete tools and action plans, he provides candid advice about minimizing the fears of employees, physicians, and board members. In this book, you will learn how to preserve crucial relationships while directly addressing difficult questions.

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