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5 ways healthcare teams can improve how they care for skin injuries

Need evidence skin injuries are a major concern in healthcare? Consider that 2.5 million U.S. patients are afflicted annually. According to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, skin injuries cost more than $9.1 billion each year.
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5 ways healthcare teams can improve how they care for skin injuries

 

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The Invisible Healthcare Patients

The Invisible Healthcare Patients | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Frail patients are a forgotten patient group—here’s how they were left behind and what can be done about it.
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The Invisible Healthcare Patients

 

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These Founders Use Empathy To Revolutionize The U.S. Healthcare System

These Founders Use Empathy To Revolutionize The U.S. Healthcare System | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
With high healthcare costs and poor health outcomes, the U.S. medical system is ripe for disruption. This duo of Harvard and MIT computer science graduates have built software to help better facilitate care management of patients driven from their own experiences with the healthcare system.
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These Founders Use Empathy To Revolutionize The U.S. Healthcare System

 

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Democrats Won a Mandate on Health Care. How Will They Use It? - The New York Times

Democrats Won a Mandate on Health Care. How Will They Use It? - The New York Times | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Top priorities for the new House Democratic majority include protecting people with pre-existing conditions, controlling prescription drug prices and investigating Trump administration actions that undercut the Affordable Care Act.
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Democrats Won a Mandate on Health Care. How Will They Use It? - The New York Times

 

 

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Opinion: The Best Lesson We Can Learn from the German Healthcare System

Opinion: The Best Lesson We Can Learn from the German Healthcare System | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
As President Trump intensifies his battle with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over trade and NATO policies, he should pause to consider the lessons from another German Chancellor—Otto von Bismarck.
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Opinion: The Best Lesson We Can Learn from the German Healthcare System

 

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Preventable Readmissions Possible with This Care Model

Preventable Readmissions Possible with This Care Model | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Preventable hospital readmissions, an objective measure of quality, have long been a concern for health plans. Here’s a care plan that could be the solution.
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Preventable Readmissions Possible with This Care Model

 

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Designing a high-value approach to chronic care management

Designing a high-value approach to chronic care management | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Determining the right approach for member engagement around care management requires deep understanding not only of the factors that put members’ health at risk, but also the cultural barriers that may inhibit success in establishing a care management relationship.
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Study Highlights Newest Trends in Reducing Employer Health Benefit Costs | PLANSPONSOR

Study Highlights Newest Trends in Reducing Employer Health Benefit Costs | PLANSPONSOR | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
More midsize and large employers are foregoing the short-term savings offered by cost-shifting and turning to strategies addressing care delivery and health management, Mercer finds.
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Study Highlights Newest Trends in Reducing Employer Health Benefit Costs | PLANSPONSOR

 

 

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Can The Health Care Cost Trajectory Be Tamed? States’ Leaders Tackle The Cost Conundrum

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Can The Health Care Cost Trajectory Be Tamed? States’ Leaders Tackle The Cost Conundrum

 

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What's the difference between progressive care and intensive care?

If you are reading this, let me take a guess at why. You probably want to know staffing implications? Let's define progressive care vs. intensive care and then dive into staffing.
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What's the difference between progressive care and intensive care?

 

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One Strategy that Could Significantly Reduce Oncology Drug Costs

One Strategy that Could Significantly Reduce Oncology Drug Costs | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Cancer medication spending is unsustainable, but significant savings can be achieved just by reducing waste. Here’s how.
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One Strategy that Could Significantly Reduce Oncology Drug Costs

 

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Making chronic care management pay: Tips to integrate CCM into your practice and improve patients’ lives

Making chronic care management pay: Tips to integrate CCM into your practice and improve patients’ lives | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, COPD, diabetes and hypertension are more common than you may expect, with more than three quarters of Americans aged 65 and older suffering from two or more of these long-term diseases or illnesses.
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Making chronic care management pay: Tips to integrate CCM into your practice and improve patients’ lives

 

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Set realistic timelines to help ensure collaborative care model success

Set realistic timelines to help ensure collaborative care model success | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Setting realistic timelines and fostering provider engagement were just two of the five factors utilized by collaborative care models that significantly improved patient outcomes, according to results published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “There is a wealth of research demonstrating the effectiveness of collaborative care models for patients with depression and
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Set realistic timelines to help ensure collaborative care model success

 

 

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What Patients Want Healthcare Providers to Teach Them

What Patients Want Healthcare Providers to Teach Them | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Here is the one surprising thing that improves patients’ ability to effectively manage their own health.
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What Patients Want Healthcare Providers to Teach Them

 

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Value-Based Care Drives Preventive Care, Care Management

A new report from Humana outlines the benefits value-based care models have to patients. Patients see better preventive care and care management exercises, the report says.
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Value-Based Care Drives Preventive Care, Care Management

 

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Building a Culture of Transparency in Health Care

Building a Culture of Transparency in Health Care | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
It leads to mutual trust, collaboration, and sharing of best practices.
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Building a Culture of Transparency in Health Care

 

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Affordable health care means better access to diabetes prevention, management | EurekAlert! Science News

Affordable health care means better access to diabetes prevention, management | EurekAlert! Science News | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
OHSU study compares rates of health care utilization at Community Health Centers in states with, without Medicaid expansion programs.
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Affordable health care means better access to diabetes prevention, management | EurekAlert! Science News

 

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Around-the-Clock Cancer Care Reduces Emergency Room Use

How Froedtert Hospital achieves success with a 24/7/365 cancer clinic.
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Around-the-Clock Cancer Care Reduces Emergency Room Use

 

 

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The Moving Target—Best Practices In 'Complex' Care Management

There is general agreement that health and human service delivery should be guided by measurement-based treatment protocols and standardized evidence-informed best practices (see The ‘Best Practice’ Challenge and Using Measurement-Based Care to Enhance Any Treatment). From there, the agreement ends. I got a better sense of why clinical practice protocols and decision support tools for service delivery are slow in coming to programs focused on consumers with complex needs during the session I hosted at The 2018 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute, “Can There Be Best Practices In Complex Care? A Town Hall Discussion”. I was the moderator of an all-star panel – Clayton Chau, M.D., Ph.D., Regional Executive Medical Director, St Joseph Hoag Health/Providence St Joseph Health Southern CA Region; Mario San Bartolomé, M.D., M.B.A., M.R.O., FASAM, National Medical Director, Substance Use Disorders, Molina Healthcare, Inc.; and Scott Zeiter, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Grafton Integrated Health Network. … Continued
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The Moving Target—Best Practices In 'Complex' Care Management

 

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To Control Health Care Costs, U.S. Employers Should Form Purchasing Alliances

To Control Health Care Costs, U.S. Employers Should Form Purchasing Alliances | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
A hot labor market is limiting employers’ ability to shift more costs to their workers.
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To Control Health Care Costs, U.S. Employers Should Form Purchasing Alliances

 

 

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The opportunities and challenges of data analytics in health care

The opportunities and challenges of data analytics in health care | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
There are unique challenges to implementing and applying “big data” tools in health care.
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Top 4 Big Data Analytics Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

How can healthcare organizations use big data to reduce hospital readmission rates, lower costs, and improve health outcomes?
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Top 4 Big Data Analytics Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

 

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Two Ways Med Adherence Curbs Hospital Visits in Schizophrenia

Two Ways Med Adherence Curbs Hospital Visits in Schizophrenia | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
It can be challenging for patients with schizophrenia to keep to a medication regimen—here are the reasons why it’s important to invest in strategies to help them stay compliant.
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Two Ways Med Adherence Curbs Hospital Visits in Schizophrenia

 

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Top 4 Ways Healthcare Executives Can Be Better Leaders

Top 4 Ways Healthcare Executives Can Be Better Leaders | Case Management in Health Care | Scoop.it
Good leaders don’t just rely on one managerial style—they get the best out of every team member by meeting their needs.
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Top 4 Ways Healthcare Executives Can Be Better Leaders

 

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How Can Providers Drive Transitions of Care for Teen Primary Care?

A new report authored by leading primary care trade groups assert that strong care coordination, patient education, and consideration for subpopulations is key for teen transitions of care.
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