Despite advances in medical science and technology, our healthcare system doesn’t always translate knowledge into practice. All too often, this leaves healthcare providers questioning the key business decisions that impact patient care. What caregivers need is a model for applying new technology safely and appropriately. Thankfully, such a model exists: the High Reliability Organization (HRO) model.
The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the way the healthcare industry hands payments.
There is no lack of available COB solutions on the market, and the trouble is often identifying which option is the best fit for your organization. For optimal results, look for the following six elements in a COB solution to have the most success.
Patients who live in rural areas incur a variety of costs attributed to physically getting into the office to meet with their doctor when the need arises. When those patients require more frequent visits for chronic disease management, the cost of transportation, missed work, out-of-pocket copays, and any number of other costs can become a substantial barrier to care.
As of early this year, as many as 23 million Americans may have developed long COVID, in which symptoms persist four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus. The condition is likely to have additional long-term effects that are not yet clear. However, the U.S. has begun to obtain a glimpse of long COVID’s far-reaching impact on those who suffer from it - and the picture is rather disturbing.
Caring for seniors means attending to both their physical and emotional health. Unfortunately, the mental health of older patients is rarely evaluated and treated. Multiple barriers to care exist, including availability and access to mental health practitioners, as well as the stigma associated with psychological conditions that may prevent patients from seeking help.
Connecting the healthcare system and patients in a positive, empathetic, respectful way may help lessen the fatigue many groups have with the healthcare system at-large and individual healthcare providers, while improving health equity.
CMS is putting more weight on patient experience measures in its Medicare Advantage and Part D Star ratings. What health plans can do now to improve their ratings.
The prevalence of a single, prominent, chronic condition among Medicare beneficiaries is staggering: fully one-third of all Medicare beneficiaries have diabetes. As a result, 3.3 million Medicare beneficiaries take insulin.
While there was a noticeable surge in telehealth usage during the global pandemic, broadband coverage has only increased by about 10%.
Health organizations that had RPM solutions in place pre-pandemic have been more successful at scaling up than organizations that were starting from scratch during the pandemic.
Although the importance of comprehensive records management programs is not a new phenomenon, over the last few months events surrounding COVID-19 have brought records management into increased focus.
Though value-based care is a critically important topic today, the question of—and obsession with—healthcare value goes back more than half a century.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM is one of the most common genetic or congenital cardiac diseases. Affecting as many as 1 in 500 people, HCM is characterized by large increases in cardiac mass, in particular, left ventricular mass. Such enlargement predisposes seemingly healthy sufferers to sudden death at young ages.
With the COVID-19 pandemic almost in our rear-view mirror, we stand on the horizon of a profound change in healthcare: The evolution of primary care from a static provider relationship to a virtual care team in your pocket.
Improving interfacility patient movement is an art and a science: to be well-executed, it requires clinical judgment and aggregated data.
There have been an alarming increase of ransomware attacks on healthcare systems in 2021—with more than 65 reported ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations in the third quarter alone and two-thirds of organization reporting that they had been targeted by ransomware strikes—a trend that is likely to continue in 2022.
With more than 50 million Americans suffering from allergies each year, it’s critical for primary care physicians to play a pivotal role in appropriately managing asthma and allergic diseases.
The advent of checkpoint inhibitors has altered the treatment landscape in urothelial bladder cancer, said Arlene O. Siefker-Radtke, MD, during last week’s NCCN Conference.
How health plans and providers can work together for better outcomes via a data-driven approach that streamlines the prescribing and procurement process.
Researchers caution, though, that their findings should not be construed as an endorsement of liberal use of opioids by new mothers.
In this Managed Healthcare Executive® KCast, Ian Krop, M.D., Ph.D., oncologist and associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and Debra Patt, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, executive vice president at Texas Oncology in Austin, provide key insights into the value-based care model for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC). This article summarizes the highlights of the discussion.
Centralized technology that connects payers, providers and patients are needed to optimize telemedicine reimbursement, argues J.P. Morgan's Kerry Jessani.
Using predictive analytics to address social determinants of Health and transportation barriers.
Hospital room TVs have become interactive portals to a better patient experience.
Some 80% of the clinical data is in an unstructured or semi-structured form within the notes sections of electronic health records. Natural language processing can "read” those notes and extract information without fatigue.
The use of digital devices has surged significantly as people spend more time at home, with Americans logging an average of 13 hours per day watching screens. That compares to between seven and 10 hours per day before the COVID-19 pandemic started, with the increase in screen time likely contributing to more exposure to blue light.