Archive for the ‘Infographics’ Category

Infographic: Waking up with Healthcare’s Internet of Things in 2040

June 24th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

By the year 2040, anything and everything that can be tagged with a wireless identifier will probably have one (or more). Tiny, wireless electronic devices that are attached to an object to connect it to the Internet of Things. Wireless identifier may be too restricting of a name...by that time, these devices could do a lot more than just identify an object, they could relay data on size, shape and location or receive instructions on what to do next. These devices might be powered by light, motion, radio waves, biopower or some other means. Bigger devices control the smaller ones, and they all talk together, according to a new infographic by FutureforAll.

The infographic examines what the Internet of Things for healthcare applications might be like in the year 2040.

Relieving the Costs and Consequences of Chronic Pain: A Best Practice Multimodal Approach The financial, physical and emotional toll of pain on the United States is excruciating, but Relieving the Costs and Consequences of Chronic Pain: A Best Practice Multimodal Approach offers an antidote for the 25 percent of Americans suffering daily from chronic or persistent pain and the healthcare organizations that treat them. Featuring contributions from two of pain management's foremost experts, this special report offers multi-faceted strategies in pain assessment and management to improve quality of life for the chronic pain patient, reducing healthcare utilization in the process.

In this 35-page report, Marilee I. Donovan, Ph.D., R.N., regional pain management coordinator, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, and Cheryl Pacella, D.N.P., R.N., performance improvement advisor at MassPro, describe patient-centric pain management tactics that engage the patient as an active partner and employ creative and alternative therapies and interventions.

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Infographic: Hospitals and Value-Based Care

June 22nd, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

While healthcare organizations broadly support the goals of value-based reimbursement, there are mixed results in achieving those goals, according to a new survey by HealthCatalyst. Many hospitals have embraced value-based initiatives such as accountable care organizations and bundled payments that reward higher quality care while penalizing low quality but few of those surveyed are faring well against Medicare's goal of tying half its $597 billion in annual payments to value-based care.

A new infographic by HealthCatalyst examines the likelihood of healthcare organizations meeting CMS' value-based reimbursement goal, the percent of healthcare organizations that are currently engaged in risk-based contracts and the importance of analytics in value-based success.

The New Physician Quality Reporting: Positioning Your Practice for MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System,A new CMS proposed rule would combine several of its existing physician value-based reimbursement programs, including the meaningful use EHR Incentive Program, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM). This proposal is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement. Under this current proposal, physicians will be reimbursed by Medicare under either the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Models (APMs) starting in January 2017. As this reimbursement shift by CMS moves forward, physician practices are re-examining how they report on physician quality. Most practices will opt for the MIPS program based on their current risk-contracting strategies.

During The New Physician Quality Reporting: Positioning Your Practice for MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, a 45-minute webinar on July 14th, Eric Levin, director of strategic services, McKesson, will provide a brief MACRA overview and outline where practices need to focus for the remainder of 2016 to avoid reimbursement penalties in 2017 based on the proposed rule.

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Infographic: Painkillers and Heroin in the United States

June 20th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

The abuse of, and addiction to, opioids is a serious problem in the United States that affects the social, health, and economic welfare of the society. It is estimated that opiate abuse/addiction costs Americans approximately $484 billion annually. It is also responsible for 50 percent of serious crimes in the United States, according to a new infographic by the University of New England.

The infographic explores the opiate abuse problem, who is most at-risk of becoming addicted and the role of social workers in treating opiate addiction.

Relieving the Costs and Consequences of Chronic Pain: A Best Practice Multimodal Approach The financial, physical and emotional toll of pain on the United States is excruciating, but Relieving the Costs and Consequences of Chronic Pain: A Best Practice Multimodal Approach offers an antidote for the 25 percent of Americans suffering daily from chronic or persistent pain and the healthcare organizations that treat them. Featuring contributions from two of pain management's foremost experts, this special report offers multi-faceted strategies in pain assessment and management to improve quality of life for the chronic pain patient, reducing healthcare utilization in the process.

In this 35-page report, Marilee I. Donovan, Ph.D., R.N., regional pain management coordinator, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, and Cheryl Pacella, D.N.P., R.N., performance improvement advisor at MassPro, describe patient-centric pain management tactics that engage the patient as an active partner and employ creative and alternative therapies and interventions.

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Infographic: The Impact of mHealth on the Future of Healthcare

June 17th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Mobile health applications, internet of things (IOT), wearables, kiosks, are part of an ever growing mobile ecosystem that aims to improve population health and clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. With over 165,000 mHealth applications available on mobile devices, patients are taking their health into their hands, according to a new infographic by Vigyanix.

The infographic explores how these emerging mobile health trends are shaping the present and the future of healthcare.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital HealthPerson-centric health management is slowly acknowledging the device-driven lives of patients and health plan members and incorporating these tools into care delivery and management efforts.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital Health examines program goals, platforms, components, development strategies, target populations and health conditions, patient engagement metrics, results and challenges reported by healthcare organizations responding to the February 2016 Digital Health survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

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Infographic: Population Health and Children’s Hospitals

June 15th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

More than two-thirds of children's hospitals consider population health a top priority, according to a new survey by the Children's Hospital Association (CHA).

A new infographic by CHA examines the defined populations for which hospitals have aligned payment models for population health management, funding sources for population health programs, the percent of organizations with risk-based contracts and the need for reliable data for population health management.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Population Health ManagementPopulation health management remains a top-ranked healthcare development opportunity, according to 2016 industry trends data from The Healthcare Intelligence Network, with many organizations deriving clinical and financial gains from population health's data-driven, risk-stratified care management approach.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Population Health Management drills down on the latest population health management (PHM) trends, including the prevalence of PHM initiatives, program components, targeted conditions, PHM care team members, challenges and ROI.

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Infographic: The Forced March to Value-Based Healthcare

June 13th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accelerating the transition to value-based care by engaging physicians and providers with a battery of new value-based programs and quality incentives. With commercial insurers following CMS's lead, the government is setting a rapid pace of change.

A new infographic by Oliver Wyman provides a history of CMS's value-based initiatives, pilots, and targets.

11 Profitable Value-Based Reimbursement Models: Lessons from Early AdoptersCMS's ambitious agenda for moving Medicare into alternative payment models is driving the U.S. healthcare system toward greater value-based purchasing at a furious rate. Private payors also have pledged to continue to shift payments away from fee for service and into alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs). Fortunately, many healthcare organizations are already exploring value-based payments—often a single innovation at a time—testing models that reward providers for meeting Triple Aim goals of improving patient experience and population health while reducing healthcare's per capita cost.

11 Profitable Value-Based Reimbursement Models: Lessons from Early Adopters encapsulates nearly a dozen such approaches, from Bon Secours' building of a business case for its multidisciplinary care team to the John C. Lincoln ACO's deep dive into data analytics to identify and manage the care of high-risk, high-cost 'VIP' patients to 'beat the benchmark' to WellPoint's engagement of specialists in care coordination.

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Infographic: Connected Technology Improves Medication Adherence

June 10th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

The use of a connected medication dispensing technology can greatly benefit patients with chronic conditions, helping them better comply with long-term therapy, according to a new study from Philips. Over the span of one year, user data from more than 1,300 patients in the Netherlands was analyzed, showing 96 percent of patients using Philips Medido, a connected medication dispensing solution, were adherent to their medication schedule.

A new infographic by Philips looks at the impact of medication non-adherence, demographic data of the study's patients and the impact on medication adherence and cost savings from the intervention.

What's the cost of medication non-adherence? As high as $290 billion annually, according to one frequently cited estimate. An equally bitter pill to swallow is the dismal C+ grade in medication adherence earned in 2013 by Americans with chronic medical conditions, according to the first National Report Card on Adherence from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

Fortunately, the healthcare industry is striving to improve performance in this area. 42 Metrics for Improving Medication Adherence: Interventions, Impacts and Technologies provides convincing evidence of the impact of nine key interventions on medication non-adherence—from the presence of pharmacists in patient-centered medical homes to medication reconciliation conducted during home visits.

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Infographic: Provider Risk Readiness

June 8th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) dramatically changes Medicare physician reimbursement.

A new infographic by AMGA examines the MACRA timetable, groups affected, tools that physician groups will need for effective implementation and the biggest impediment to physician groups taking on downside risk.

With the nation's leading accountable care organizations already testing the waters with CMS' newest value-based reimbursement opportunity, the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model, healthcare organizations are evaluating how this new opportunity aligns with their value-based contracting strategy.

During Next Generation ACO: An Organizational Readiness Assessment, a 60-minute webinar on April 5, 2016, now available for replay, Healthcare Strategy Group's Travis Ansel, senior manager of strategic services, and Walter Hankwitz, senior accountable care advisor, will provide a value-based, risk contract roadmap to determine organizational readiness for participation in the Next Generation ACO Model in particular and in risk-based contracts in general.

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Infographic: Big Data Tools Fight Medicare Fraud & Abuse

June 6th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Over the past five years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has successfully implemented a Fraud Prevention System using "big data" and predictive analytics approaches to fight fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicare fee-for-service program.

Taking "big data" mainstream has given the CMS the ability to better connect with public and private predictive analytics experts and data scientists, as well as collaborate more closely with law enforcement.

A new infographic by CMS looks at how many claims have been analyzed, the return on investment of the program and the national savings growth.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Data Analytics and IntegrationThe 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Data Analytics and Integration assembles hundreds of metrics on data analytics and integration from hospitals, health plans, physician practices and other responding organizations, charting the impact of data analytics on population health management, health outcomes, utilization and cost.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Data Analytics and Integration examines the goals, data types, collection processes, program elements, challenges and successes shared by healthcare organizations responding to the January 2016 Data Analytics survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network. Click here for more information.

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Infographic: 18 Million Non-Urgent ED Visits

June 3rd, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Many states are moving toward co-payments for Medicaid patients who visit emergency departments for reasons classified as "non-urgent," according to a new infographic by Policy Prescriptions.

The infographic examines key characteristics of these non-urgent ED visits.

Industry reforms, expanded coverage under insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, and shifting healthcare delivery models continue to influence emergency room utilization. In response, healthcare organizations employ a variety of strategies to reduce avoidable ER use.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Avoidable ER Visits delivers actionable metrics from 125 healthcare organizations on their efforts to foster appropriate use of hospital emergency departments.

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