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