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Specialists Get Higher Marks than PCPs for PCMH Satisfaction

February 17, 2017 - Primary care providers may not be providing all the benefits the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has to offer, according to a study in the American Journal of Managed Care, lagging behind their specialist peers in several measures of satisfaction and care delivery. While the parents of pediatric patients are generally happy with the quality of care they receive from both specialists and...


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Specialists Get Higher Marks than PCPs for PCMH Satisfaction

by Jennifer Bresnick

Primary care providers may not be providing all the benefits the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has to offer, according to a study in the American Journal of Managed Care, lagging behind their specialist peers in several measures of satisfaction...

Epic Systems Integrates Geisinger Population Health Toolkit

by Jennifer Bresnick

Care management content provided by xG Health Solutions, powered by Geisinger, will be available within Epic’s Healthy Planet product, allowing users to access evidence-based care guidelines, patient assessment frameworks, and care plans...

IBM Bets Big on Blockchain for Value-Based Care, Data Exchange

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain may be one of the newest terms to join healthcare’s pantheon of big data buzzwords, but it is quickly becoming one of the most important.  The decentralized approach to data sharing could have profound impacts for the ongoing...

CMS: Patient-Centered Care Strategies Can Combat Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

A concerted, industry-wide effort to curb the impacts of opioid abuse on millions of Americans must start with taking a hard look at prescribing practices and focusing more intently on personalized patient-centered care, CMS said in a blog post...

Epic, Cerner Get Middling Marks on Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite their dominance in the electronic health record market, providers seeking for comprehensive population health management solutions may not get the best bargain out of an Epic Systems or Cerner Corporation product, according to a new report...

HHS Taps 8 States for Behavioral Healthcare Integration Demo

by Jennifer Bresnick

Continuing its push to improve the overall health of vulnerable populations by integrating physical and behavioral healthcare, HHS has announced that eight states will participate in its newest care coordination effort. The two-year Certified...

4 Partnership Steps for Addressing Social Determinates of Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A successful population health management program must be built on strong, engaging, and collaborative community partnerships in order to tackle the social determinates of health for needy patients, says a new report by the Advisory Board Company....

Provider Experience, Chronic Disease Impact PCMH Referral Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients with common chronic diseases, as well as those seen by less experienced providers, are more likely to receive specialty referrals than others being treated within the patient-centered medical home environment, according to an article...

Retail Clinics May Expand Access to Care, But Don’t Cut ED Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Retail clinics have often been floated as a lower-cost alternative to emergency department visits for patients with minor complaints, but a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine indicates that patients might not really be trading the...

Large Patient-Centered Medical Homes Employ More Care Coordinators

by Jennifer Bresnick

Larger primary care practices and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are significantly more likely to have the resources and skills to offer population health management programs and employ dedicated care coordination staff, according to...

Medicare Bolsters Population Health Focus with Payment Changes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medicare will be making additional funding opportunities available for physicians who engage in care coordination and population health management strategies that improve the delivery of primary and mental healthcare, CMS announced this week....

AMA: Med School Must Include Population Health, EHRs, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association is urging medical schools to use a new textbook to train fledgling physicians in population health management, clinical informatics, and electronic health record use in an effort to prepare the workforce for a...

AMA, MSMS Partnership Promotes Diabetes Management in Michigan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) are teaming up to improve diabetes management and prevent the development of chronic disease in pre-diabetic patients.  The partnership will attempt to reach approximately...

ACOs Lack Resources, Skills for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations are having difficulty developing and deploying successful population health management programs due to the underlying challenges of coordinating with community services and accessing the resources required to deliver...

How Data-Driven Care Management Improves Population Health in NC

by Jennifer Bresnick

Comprehensive population health management can be a struggle for providers who lack the data, infrastructure, and community collaboration to support patients across the care continuum.  But many healthcare organizations in North Carolina...

Leveraging the Patient-Centered Medical Home for Older Adult Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), one of the nation’s most promising care coordination and population health management frameworks, may be ideally suited to ensuring that older adults receive the services they need to maintain a...

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

by Nathan Boroyan

A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Better Medication Adherence May Bring $37 for Each Dollar Spent

by Nathan Boroyan

The healthcare industry may see savings of up to $37 for every additional dollar spent on improved medication adherence, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS)...

Payers, Providers Make Dental Care a Population Health Issue

by Jennifer Bresnick

Behavioral healthcare providers, public health departments, and long-term care facilities have started to attract a lot of attention when it comes to developing integrated population health management programs, but dentists and other oral healthcare...

Big Data Integrity Needed to Use Genomics for Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

Genomics is the cornerstone of the cutting-edge precision medicine programs aimed at eradicating cancer and other high-impact diseases, but it can also have a significant impact on improving more generalized patient outcomes.  A new...

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