The short answer is yes. Automation and data insights can help get COVID-19 vaccines into people’s arms faster. A fragmented healthcare system in the U.S. makes scaling up any system difficult.
The key to efficiency under value-based care models is a strategic approach to risk stratification.
Lack of health insurance has been sighted as one of the biggest social determinants of health — until now.
With healthcare costs outpacing income growth and health insurance deductibles increasing by 212% over the past decade, many patients are left feeling that their health insurance doesn’t provide as much value as it did 10 years ago.
The pandemic revealed the fragility, vulnerabilities and unique dangers of working in the healthcare setting. Chief among these was the eroded ability to service patients when there were staff availability issues.
Job candidates need to be shown that the workplace is flexible and set up to accommodate their individual needs.
Now is the time to take serious action to reform wasteful hospital practices and strengthen the healthcare supply chain. The high cost of American healthcare has topped headlines for years.
Automation not only eases the financial pressure these organizations are often under but requires less manpower, which helps overcome challenges associated with worker shortages, all while supporting a positive vendor relationship.
Home healthcare is booming, and precision medicine is going to create a demand for employees with new kinds of expertise. But people working in the healthcare are also likely to see growth in internal promotions, specifically for cross-collaboration and cross-functional roles.
Every organization should take steps to improve encryption, keep backups up to date, and continually remind employees of the ever present danger of hackers getting into computer systems.
The existing approach to chronic disease management is ill-suited to address the dynamic and diverse factors at play with chronic illness, argue the authors. Increase patient engagement and tailoring care to address root causes can create a large value-add, they say.
Sleep problems are associated with increased risk of chronic diseases.
Study in Colorado maps correlations between social risk factors and emergency department use, including the "superutilizers."
Greater investment in AI and data security are among the keys.
Pharmacy benefit managers can help health plans understand when to best leverage and align to biosimilars and other cost-effective treatments, argues Prime Therapeutics' Kelly McGrail-Pokuta.
Burnout among nurses has been a major pain point for hospitals and health systems long before COVID. Nurses work long hours and face a unique combination of physical and emotional challenges, and a seemingly simple mistake can be fatal. As a result, burnout rates among nurses range from 15% to 45%, leading 1 in 3 nurses to leave the bedside within their first two years.
Results from a program offered by Pack Health, a Quest Diagnostics company, suggest that the answer is very much 'yes.' Participants in the program who completed it saw a reduction of $139 per member per month (PMPM) in total medical costs.
With the uptick in claims denials, which have increased sharply due to CARES-related provisions, the onus is on providers to directly address a problem that’s only going to get worse as we continue to work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommended is a 4-pronged approach for providers to address this.
COVID-19 forced providers and health plans to hit the brakes on traditional approaches to managing care—and then continue the journey in another vehicle, at a pace that seemed to approach 100 miles per hour.
Direct contracting between employers and providers is rare but could have some genuine advantages for both parties — and for patients. But providers need to prepare and plan if they are going to get into direct contracting.
By doubling down on digital investments that transform the workplace, organizations improve their workforce management through the end of the crisis and build up their digital capabilities for a promising future.
In recent decades, many companies have adopted the maxim, “Do what you do best, and outsource the rest.” From the ability to focus on the core of their business to gaining outside expertise to boosting their quality of service, there are many reasons outsourcing may be appealing to an organization.
Provider frustration with authorization processes continues, but there are solutions for evidence-based, easy-to-navigate and complete approvals
From staffing to readmissions to diagnostics, data intelligence is poised to revolutionize healthcare.
Emphasis must be put on technology strategies that ensure greater integration and interoperability of solutions, such as EHRs, imaging platforms and clinical diagnostic decision-making support tools, so that hospitals can effectively meet value-based care objectives while improving their own financial health.
Social determinants of health largely influence the health status of patients and their health choices. Included are tips for health providers on how to add social determinants collection to healthcare software.
Medicare negotiation of drug prices would stifle the development of much-needed therapies. Curtailing defensive medicine and rolling back excessive regulation would be a better way to control healthcare costs.