Successful population health management blends predictive analytics, chronic care management, a timely feedback mechanism and measurable outcomes. It's a tall order, to be sure, but at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago, the Marshfield Clinic offered some insight into making it all work.
The Affordable Care Act mandates that most private health plans cover women's preventive healthcare--including all prescribed Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives--without cost-sharing. But not every insurer follows this requirement.
New research from McGill University reveals that a concentrated extract of maple syrup combined with common antibiotics increases the microbes' susceptibility, leading to lower antibiotic use, according to an announcement from the university.
Even the simplest of wellness initiatives can reap big savings for payers, the North Carolina State Health Plan said at the Health Information and Management System Society's annual conference in Chicago.
There are five-star hotels and restaurants, and soon there may be five-star hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has introduced a new hospital rating system for patient experience that will be based on a five-star scale.
In an attempt to simplify hospital quality ratings for consumers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled a new feature on its Hospital Compare website that ranks facilities on a five-star scale, CMS announced Thursday.
The Medicare program overpaid hospitals $2.6 billion for the treatment of critically ill patients between 2010 and 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported.
While the interoperability of electronic health records is a high priority for the federal government, it really only is a means to an end, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said in a keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago Thursday morning.
Critical care nurses who participated in 16-month leadership and innovation training program developed initiatives that helped their hospitals save an anticipated $28 million a year and significantly improve clinical outcomes, according to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Twitter users who post personal health-related information online may help hospitals predict how many emergency room visits they can expect on a given day, according to new research from the University of Arizona.