At the Charleston Area Medical Center, clinical and administrative leaders have leveraged their patient education program to make serious inroads in readmissions reduction in important chronic disease areas, including CHF and COPD
Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan...
When it comes to improving the health status of Medicaid recipients, leaders at BlueCare, the Medicaid division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, have been making gains in care management and plan member engagement
Leaders at Panama City Surgery Center in Florida were experiencing patient flow, patient and family communication, and patient satisfaction issues, until they leveraged IT to improve flow, operational efficiency, and satisfaction
Mazhar Jaffry, Abbas Kermani, and Diane Blackburn, three senior executives at Prime Accountable Care, LLC, in southeast Michigan, share their perspectives on physician-led ACO development, and on what they’ve learned so far
CMS’s announcement of the broadening of the geographic base of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program speaks to its potential to reshape primary care—and it will take health IT redesign to achieve success
I read with interest an article in the May Health Affairs, in which researchers analyzed early results of care management work undertaken at Massachusetts General Hospital—with positive implications for ACO-based care management going forward
Joyce Sensmeier, R.N., vice president of informatics at HIMSS North America, shares her perspective on the critical role nursing informaticists play in helping health systems realize value from health IT investments and achieve improved outcomes.
At Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health, the initiatives being implemented by the Care Transformation team are resulting in significant positive impacts on patient outcomes, avoided healthcare costs and unprecedented system efficiencies.
Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC) has taken a leap forward into connected health innovation to leverage medical-grade wearable technology to improve patient monitoring, particularly for at-risk patients in low-acuity settings.
When it comes to considering the potential for clinical transformation in U.S. healthcare, it really is about clinical redesign—facilitated by leading-edge IT—says Nancy Lakier, R.N., of Novia Strategies