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CMS Diabetes Prevention Program Cuts Spending, Boosts Outcomes

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A comprehensive chronic disease management program that focuses on preventative care for diabetes and prediabetes is a successful way to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, HHS announced this week, and should be implemented in communities...

Can Syncing Prescription Pickups Reduce Medication Nonadherence?

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Pharmacies which use medication synchronization programs to reduce medication non-adherence need to carefully consider how best to implement their programs in order to produce positive results for all of their patients, according to a recent...

5 Ways to Turn Chronic Disease Management Knowledge into Action

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In order to cut the skyrocketing costs of chronic disease management and reduce the burdens of diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other conditions on the patient population, providers must take advantage of opportunities to translate the healthcare...

Early Follow-Up Cardiac Care Cuts 30-Day Readmissions by 19%

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Patients who follow up with their care providers within one week of ending a hospital stay for heart failure are 19 percent less likely to experience a 30-day readmission than patients who are left alone for longer periods.  "Heart...

AMGA Launches Chronic Disease Management Goals for Diabetes

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The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Foundation recently launched the Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign, an initiative to improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes in the United States. The program is a three-year national...

3 Population Health Management Strategies to Cut Health Costs

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As the healthcare industry continues to grapple with exceptionally high costs, providers are increasingly turning to population health management strategies to try to alleviate some financial pressure. Population health management has many benefits...

Medication Nonadherence Challenges 70% of Statin Patients

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Statins are one of the most common therapies prescribed for managing high cholesterol in patients, and when used properly, they can be a very effective way to reduce the risk of adverse cardiac events for high-risk individuals.  However,...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Wins $100K for Medicaid Work

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Hearst Health and the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University recently announced that Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) has won the inaugural Hearst Health Prize of $100,000 for their population health management...

Health IT Orgs Pledge More Data Sharing for Patient Safety

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Close to fifty healthcare information technology organizations have signed the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Open Data Pledge, according to a press release. The Open Data Pledge aims to encourage healthcare technology companies to...

Home-Delivery Meds May Be Solution to Medication Non-Adherence

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Patients who receive mail-order medications are notably more likely to avoid medication non-adherence compared to those who receive their prescriptions from a traditional pharmacy, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s...

Concierge Medicine Takes 3 Years to Show Return on Investment

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There is ample industry evidence to show that a comprehensive population health management program can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve outcomes, and reduce unnecessary utilization of expensive service options.  However, it...

How Team-Based Care Management Improves Cardiovascular Health

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Coordinated, team-based care management strategies are making a major impact on the way patients receive treatment for cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure and pulmonary embolisms (PE), according to several recent case studies....

Better Care and Lower Costs through Preventive Analytics

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It’s common for many in the healthcare field to think of data analytics as one large, monolithic body of information and analysis. We frequently fail to take a divide-and-conquer approach by breaking analytics down into separate categories...

Workflow Changes May Improve Patient Safety, Cut Hospital Stays

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Implementing certain clinical workflow changes and adjusting the way patients are given certain medications may be able to improve patient safety, reduce adverse drug events, and shorten hospital stays, according to a pair of recent studies....

Can Full EHR Adoption Decrease Adverse Patient Safety Events?

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Electronic health records haven’t always had a spotless reputation when it comes to patient care, but the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) believes that a comprehensive EHR adoption program can, in fact, slash the number...

ACA, Medicare Provided Preventative Care to 39M Patients in 2015

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) played a major role in increasing preventative care and chronic disease management amongst Medicare patients last year, according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In 2015,...

Care Coordination Cuts Nursing Home Spending, Hospitalizations

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Improved care coordination techniques are reducing the number of preventable hospitalizations among patients residing in long-term nursing home facilities, according to new data published by CMS this week.    Most healthcare providers...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Keeps Spending Low, Quality High

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The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues to show staying power as one of the healthcare industry’s most effective cost-cutting and quality-boosting initiatives, says the latest annual report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care...

Is Population Health Management a High Priority for Providers?

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Population health management may not be as much of a focus for the healthcare community as previously thought, according to a report by Numerof & Associates. While more than half of providers surveyed in the report think of population health...

PCORI Offers $70M for Population Health Management Research

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $70 million in new funding for research initiatives to improve population health management. The funding will support the implementation of nine research projects involving...

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