Archive for the ‘Infographics’ Category

Infographic: How Millennials Are Re-Shaping Healthcare

December 19th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

When it comes to managing their health, millennials have more access to information, connectivity, and technology than any other generation. Yet, financial pressures mean tradeoffs between healthcare spending and other purchases, leading them outside the traditional system of care in an attempt to live in the moment and save money.

This new infographic by communispace health looks at millennials' perception and use of the healthcare system.

Social Media in Healthcare: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, 2nd editionThe growth of social networking has been dramatic, and the applications are quickly finding their way into healthcare organizations.

Social Media in Healthcare: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, 2nd edition describes the major social media applications and reviews their benefits, uses, limitations, risks, and costs. It also provides tips for creating a social media strategy based on your organization’s specific needs and resources. Through real-world examples and up-to-date statistics on social media and healthcare, this book illustrates how social media can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and marketing of your healthcare organization.

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Infographic: Healthcare Information Security

December 17th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Safeguarding healthcare information is everyone's a shared responsibility across a healthcare organization. With well-publicized and recent cyber attacks affecting all industries, healthcare organizations need to take proactive steps to safeguard information, according to a new infographic by HIMSS and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

The NCSA-HIMSS infographic can serve as a guide for healthcare organizations to help keep patient information safe and secure.

HIPAA Training for Employees DVD

HIPAA Training for Employees DVD provides training on the following HIPAA privacy and security compliance, including: privacy rule basics; use and disclosures; patient rights; employee behaviors to safeguard patient information; security rules; safeguards to protect patient information electronically; HITECH; breach identification and notification; enforcement and level of fines.

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Infographic: The Value of Price Transparency in Healthcare

December 15th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Increased price transparency could save the nation as much as $36 billion per year, according to a new infographic by Truven Health.

The infographic looks at variations in healthcare costs and consumer perceptions on healthcare price and quality comparisons.

Data Sources for Rate-Setting in ACOs, Exchanges and Narrow NetworksGreater cost transparency and consumer engagement are front-and-center in the health insurance revolution that is underway, and the use of data is driving these monumental changes.

Data Sources for Rate-Setting in ACOs, Exchanges and Narrow Networks examines the various ways claims data can be used in the new health insurance marketplace. In addition to helping support the adjudication of out-of-network claims, claims data can provide the building blocks for ACO development, as well as the foundation for pursuing a narrow-network strategy, developing consumer-oriented tools to promote effective plan selection and plan management, and building internal dashboards for strategic decision making.

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Infographic: Weighing in on Obesity

December 12th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Three in five adults agree that obesity is a significant problem in the United States, according to a new infographic by TeleVox.

The infographic looks at the growing obesity rates among males in the United States and how to address obesity.

Since its passage, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has sent major ripples across the healthcare landscape. ACA has also underscored the value of disease management in population health as a strategy to improve health outcomes and slam the brakes on healthcare spend.

38 Disease Management Metrics: Population Health Benchmarks to Drive Accountable CareTo illustrate the contributions of disease management across the care continuum, the Healthcare Intelligence Network has compiled 38 Disease Management Metrics: Population Health Benchmarks to Drive Accountable Care. Through a series of 38 graphs and charts, this 35-page resource dives deep into several years of market research to document the role and outcomes of disease management in 11 key areas, as well as the high-focus diseases and health conditions.

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Infographic: Variations in Maternity Care Quality Measures

December 10th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Hospital performance on four measures of maternity care — low-risk C-section rates, episiotomy rates, rates of exclusive breastfeeding before discharge, and VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) rates — varied widely by hospital in California, according to an analysis by the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce.

This infographic illustrates how two first-time expectant mothers, each with a low-risk pregnancy, can have very different delivery experiences depending on the hospital.

6 Value-Based Physician Reimbursement Models: Action Plans for Alignment, Analytics and ProfitabilityIn today's value-based healthcare sphere, providers must not only shoulder more responsibility for healthcare outcomes, cost and quality but also align with emerging compensation models rewarding these efforts—models that often seem confusing or contradictory. The challenges for payors and partners in creating a common value-based vision are sizing the reimbursement model to the provider organization and engaging physicians' skills, knowledge and behaviors to foster program success.

6 Value-Based Physician Reimbursement Models: Action Plans for Alignment, Analytics and Profitability examines a set of provider compensation models across the collaboration continuum, advising adopters on potential pitfalls and suggesting strategies to survive implementation bumps.

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Infographic: What Medical Innovations Will Transform Healthcare in 2015?

December 8th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

What medical innovations have the potential to improve patient care in 2015 and beyond?

The following infographic produced by HIT Consultants illustrates the Cleveland Clinic's annual top 10 medical innovations that are likely to have a major impact on improving patient care in 2015.

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: Meaningful Use Audits

December 5th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Meaningful use audits could recover $33M in EHR incentives, according to data from the HHS published in a recent Health Security Solutions infographic. Although the precise reason for failure is not included in the dataset, there is reason to believe from strong anecdotal evidence that failure to conduct an adequate risk analysis is the most common reason entities fail their MU audits.

The infographic looks at both pre- and post-payment audits and which states have the highest audit failure rates.

Keys to EMR/EHR Success, Second EditionIn this revised second edition, nationally recognized expert Ron Sterling, president, Sterling Solutions, Ltd., has included up-to-date information on this daily-changing topic of Health IT. A new chapter on EHR and malpractice risk has been added, as well as detailed coverage of conversion issues for practices that have an old EMR. Also, new additions on ARRA and meaningful use will help many medical practices evaluate whether an EHR investment makes sense.

Keys to EMR / EHR Success, Second Edition starts with an overview of preparing the practice for technology. From there, Sterling helps the reader define requirements, choose the right system, get physician and staff buy-in, and take the system "live" as smoothly as possible. Sterling translates his experience into a step-by-step process any medical practice can follow with ease, from first considering an EHR, all the way through post-implementation training and updates.

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Infographic: Healthcare and Self-care Wearables

December 3rd, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

The popularity of wearables continues to skyrocket, with a 684% increase in smartband market growth in the first half of 2014 alone, according to a new infographic by CDW.

The infographic offers a view into why this year's wearable sales are expected to be just the tip of the iceberg.

Diabetic Telehealth Monitoring: The Impact of Real-Time Data on High-Risk PatientsTelehealth combined with telephonic case management through the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation's (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program is responsible for a significant reduction in patients' A1C blood glucose levels. Through the integrated use of telehealth, access to electronic medical records, electronic communication with providers and direct communication with patients, nurse care managers were able to significantly improve patient clinical outcomes and potentially reduce healthcare costs for diabetic patients enrolled in the program.

During Diabetic Telehealth Monitoring: The Impact of Real-Time Data on High-Risk Patients, a July 24, 2014 webinar, now available for replay, Susan Lehrer, RN, BSN, CDE, associate executive director of the telehealth office for NYCHHC, shares the key features of the telehealth care management program as well as details on the program's impact on patient behavior change and outcomes.

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Infographic: Out-of-Pocket Costs and the Elderly

December 1st, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Nineteen percent of Americans over age 65 skip needed healthcare because of high out-of-pocket costs, according to a new infographic by the Commonwealth Fund.

The infographic also looks at how this compares to the elderly in France and Sweden.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging PopulationFrom home sensors that track daily motion and sleep abnormalities to video visits via teleconferencing, Humana's nine pilots of remote patient monitoring test technologies to keep the frail elderly at home as long as possible. When integrated with telephonic care management, remote monitoring has helped to avert medical emergencies and preventable hospitalizations among individuals with serious medical and functional challenges.

In Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging Population Gail Miller, vice president of telephonic clinical operations in Humana's care management organization, Humana Cares/SeniorBridge, reviews Humana's expanded continuum of care aimed at improving health outcomes, increasing satisfaction and reducing overall healthcare costs with a more holistic approach.

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Infographic: Hidden Costs of Healthcare

November 28th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Rising consumer out-of-pocket (OOP) healthcare spending also impacts hospitals, life sciences companies and health plans, according to Deloitte's Center for Health Solutions.

Government data shows rising OOP spending for consumers, but excludes some types of health-related items and services that can add significantly to the total amount and consumer share of spending. This infographic exposes these "hidden costs" that account for almost one-fifth of total health care spending.

Bundled Payment Models: Bottom-Line Strategies for InsurersCase studies of two insurers that have developed bundled payment systems to reimburse providers for several episodes, including total joint replacements, congestive heart failure and colonoscopy. From how the payers got started to the pitfalls they encountered and the latest financial and quality outcomes seen, this report walks through the entire process of building a bundled payment system.

Bundled Payment Models: Bottom-Line Strategies for Insurers provides the details of how two insurers — Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield — developed successful programs to reimburse providers for episodes of care, combining payments for all aspects of treatment rather than paying providers individually for tests, office visits and procedures.

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