Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

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.

Get the latest healthcare infographics delivered to your e-inbox with Eye on Infographics, a bi-weekly, e-newsletter digest of visual healthcare data. Click here to sign up today.

Have an infographic you'd like featured on our site? Click here for submission guidelines.

One-Minute Health Metrics Video: Welcome to the Medical Home Neighborhood

December 6th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

There are more than 6,037 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) sites in the United States, according to the NCQA. To further reduce fragmented care, many PCMHs are expanding to house the entire care continuum — a phenomenon known as the Medical Neighborhood.

Medical home neighbors include specialists along with primary care clinicians to better coordinate care. This One-Minute Metrics video shows the members of the medical neighborhood, signs of a desirable medical neighborhood, good practices that make good neighbors and more.

Click here for other medical home resources.

One-Minute Health Metrics Video: Mobile Health

November 14th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Used a smartphone app for health reasons lately? Chances are your patients and health plan members have, too. The use of mobile health (mHealth) technologies has transformed the exchange of healthcare data, with mobile apps monitoring everything from blood sugar to medication adherence, and text-based reminders urging smokers not to give into that craving.

In fact, some studies predict that mHealth technologies can save from $1.96 billion to $5.83 billion in healthcare costs by the year 2014. This One-Minute Metrics video summarizes mobile health practices of 150 healthcare organizations from HIN's first mHealth e-survey conducted in March 2013.

Click here for other mobile health resources.

Healthcare Benchmarks Video: Coordination of Care for Dual Eligibles

October 30th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Care coordination of the 9 million Americans eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid is a growing priority for the nation's payors who wish to address this population's unique medical, social and functional needs in a coordinated and cost-efficient manner.

This video from the Healthcare Intelligence Network features exclusive, actionable data from HIN's 2013 Coordination of Care of Dual Eligibles survey.

During the exclusive video, Timothy Schwab, former chief medical officer for SCAN Health Plan, discusses the SCAN Duals Care Team, which reflects the diverse needs and identities of dual eligibles. This video identifies the target population for programs and the key staff members needed to coordinate the care for these dual eligibles.

You may also be interested in this related resource: Population Health Management for Dual Eligibles: Blueprint for Care Coordination.

One-Minute Health Metrics Video: Home Visits for Medically Complex Patients

October 1st, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Forget yesterday's house calls; today's home visits for homebound or medically complex patients enhance the patient experience by helping individuals meet everyday needs, avoid rehospitalization or an ER visit, and connect with community resources.

In fact, three-fourths of healthcare organizations visit some percentage of their patients or health plan members in their homes. This One-Minute Metrics video summarizes home visit practices of 155 healthcare organizations from HIN's Healthcare Benchmarks market research.

You may also be interested in this related resource: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Home Visits.

One-Minute Health Metrics Video: Telehealth Powers Population Health Management

August 28th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

A recent survey from the Healthcare Intelligence Network identified a significant shift away from the use of land lines and toward videoconferencing, virtual visits and smartphones to fortify care management and expand reach to remote and vulnerable populations.

This 60-second video zeros in on using telehealth for population health management, including applications, target populations, tools and post-ACA opportunities.

The One-Minute Health Metrics video series summarizes results of HIN's Healthcare Benchmarks market research.

You may also be interested in this related resource: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine.

Video: Maximizing Care Transitions to Drive Clinical and Financial Outcomes

August 7th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Efficient handling of care transitions is high on healthcare's agenda. According to a recent HIN survey, more than 90 percent of responding healthcare organizations have programs in this area.

Care transitions are checkpoints not only to engage patients and caregivers, but to check the patient's health status. Further, proper management of transitions in care can dramatically hasten that person's return to health, as well as reduce return ER visits or rehospitalizations.

This video from the Healthcare Intelligence Network features exclusive, actionable data from HIN's 2013 Care Transitions survey including metrics on the most critical care transitions, top targeted transitions, quality of care and more.

This video features Alicia Goroski, senior project director for care transitions for the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, discussing successful strategies utilized by CFMC and the effects of quality improvement organizations (QIO) on care transitions. Additionally, Cheryl Bailey, vice president of patient care services at Cullman Regional Medical Center, will identify the benefits of their Good to Go program, which records and personalizes patient discharge sessions.

You may also be interested in these related resources:

33 Metrics for Care Transitions Management

Care Transitions Toolkit

Infographic - Care Transitions: Coordinating a Smooth Move Between Care Sites

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.

If this topic interests you and you haven't already signed up for our new e-newsletter, Population Health Monitor, you can subscribe free here.

Video: 2012 Medical Home Starts Linked to Surge in Patient Satisfaction

August 9th, 2012 by Patricia Donovan

In a week when both Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and CDPHP have considerably amped up their medical home game, a new video from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) documents a rise in patient satisfaction resulting from the construction of more medical homes.

In response to HIN's sixth annual survey on the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, 52 percent of healthcare organizations who took the survey said they have established medical homes for their populations. This year's survey results also reflected the highest levels of patient satisfaction to date in the survey's six-year history, with 82 percent reporting a rise in patient satisfaction that they link to PCMH processes.

With patients at the center of the medical home care model, monitoring their satisfaction levels along with their health helps to paint a complete picture of PCMH success.

Earlier this week, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan designated another 994 practices as medical homes, making it the country’s largest PCMH effort of its kind for the fourth consecutive year.

At the end of last month, CDPHP effectively doubled its medical home initiative when it added 70 practices to its Enhanced Primary Care effort.

Narrated by HIN COO and Executive VP Melanie Matthews, HIN’s sixth annual PCMH analysis delves into ACO activity planned by responding medical homes, health IT, PCMH team members, patient education and engagement strategies, and much more. Florida Blue's Barbara Haasis also shares some details on the payor's statewide rollout of a medical home program.

If you prefer to read an executive summary of the survey results, download it here. A more detailed analysis is available in the HIN bookstore.

Video: Diabetes Management Offers 4 Ideas for Weight Control

July 3rd, 2012 by Patricia Donovan

It's possible to launch low-cost weight management programs for individuals with diabetes, even if participants have limited incomes, attests Hudson River HealthCare (HRHC). In our new video on diabetes management, Kathy Brieger, RD, CDE, chief operations officer at HRHC, talks about four programs offered by their diabetes collaborative that are helping members with diabetes to better manage their weight.

Weight management was the greatest challenge of controlling diabetes for the 83 companies who responded to our e-survey on diabetes management earlier this year. This video delivers the highlights from the survey, including responsibility for diabetes management, the contribution of case managers, and how they feel about offering incentives for successful self-management of diabetes. We hope you enjoy it.

If you prefer to read an executive summary of the survey results, download it here. For more information from Hudson River HealthCare and expanded interviews with select survey respondents, see Case Studies in Diabetes Management.