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Quality Outcomes and Value-based Care

Achieving the Triple Aim requires new thinking. Innovative ideas from 3M experts to help you make the shift from volume to value.

The value of measuring complex outcomes

February 1st, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Improving the rate of mammography or colorectal cancer screening for appropriate individuals is a good thing. I suspect that my experience in practice was similar to others: Our group would […]

Connected care is more than IT interfaces or interoperability

January 20th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

Connected care is a popular concept in the healthcare IT world. Commonly, it is used in conversations about interoperability, mobile applications, patient portals, wearable devices, and telehealth. These technologies will […]

Analyze this! Administrative claims data or EHR data in health services research?

January 15th, 2016 / By Paul LaBrec

One of the ongoing debates in health services research concerns the relative merits of using administrative claims data versus electronic health record (EHR) data for research. Should one be preferred […]

Case Study: Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska

The Nebraska health plan needed a way to identify at-risk members. They had the data, but how to use it?

Transitional care interventions: Evidence supports more intense interventions

January 8th, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Responding to value-based-purchasing, provider groups across the US are implementing or tweaking programs to reduce unnecessary hospital readmission or emergency department visits. Much of this is stimulated by Medicare’s plans […]

Bringing healthcare and nutrition closer together

January 4th, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

Losing weight consistently makes the Top 3 for New Year’s resolutions. Closely related to this are pledges by Americans to exercise and eat healthier. According to a review of the […]

Counting down the top 5 blogs of 2015

December 31st, 2015

Happy New Year to all our readers! Before the ball drops in Times Square, catch up on five of our most read blogs of the year: “What you don’t know […]

Does anyone really believe quality scores change referral patterns or the doctors patients choose?

December 28th, 2015 / By Kristine Daynes

This question was posed by an audience member to speakers at the 3M Value-Based Care Conference. The answers were all “yes,” but not without qualification about how data transparency changes […]

eGuide: 10 questions payers must ask when choosing a value measure

Do your current quality measures align with the shift to value-based care? As a payer, what questions should you be asking? Find out in this latest eGuide.

Measuring the quality of life component in patient-centric care

December 21st, 2015 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Health status can be defined succinctly as, “the range of manifestation of disease in a given patient including symptoms, functional limitation, and quality of life, in which quality of life […]

Copy-paste in the EHR

December 18th, 2015 / By Jeremy Zasowski

Should physicians use the “copy-paste” function to document in the EHR?  In his latest blog post, 3M HIS blogger Jeremy Zasowski uses a whiteboard to sketch out the pros and cons, […]

Some thoughts on risk measurement

December 9th, 2015 / By Paul LaBrec

One reader of my latest blog on segmenting health care consumers asked me if I knew of any tools to calculate a person’s chance of developing a particular disease. That […]