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Tag: The Triple Aim

Hospital prices go public: Does it matter?

January 2nd, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

As of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post their prices on the internet for patients to review. The intent is to provide patients with price transparency and allow them to […]

Coverage, cost and consistency: The 3 challenges of American healthcare

July 19th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The plight of the American healthcare system has been discussed for decades. Researchers and practitioners have developed some of the most advanced medical interventions for victims of trauma, congenital anomalies, […]

New momentum to realize the opportunity of telehealth

April 4th, 2018 / By Katie Christensen

On February 9, a new telehealth bill was signed into law that expands coverage for accountable care organizations (ACOs), improves flexibility for telehealth use under Medicare Advantage plans, and allows […]

The many facets of waste in health care

March 9th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The Institute of Medicine estimates that 30 percent of healthcare spending is attributed to waste. Waste in health care not only has a financial impact, but also robs patients of […]

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Does it apply to health care?

February 7th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Business management guru Peter Drucker is credited with saying that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” The message is that an organization will not adopt any change or effectively pursue any […]

Addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease

January 5th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The prevention and management of chronic health conditions will have the greatest impact on reducing healthcare costs, improving quality of life and reducing mortality.  A 2017 RAND study estimates that […]

Consumer-directed health plans, rational economic theory and the Triple Aim

November 22nd, 2017 / By Katie Christensen

The consumer-directed health plan (“high deductible”) remains a popular insurance option, theoretically leaving patients more empowered than ever to optimize the Triple Aim initiative (maximum health and quality while minimizing […]

Identifying what is working with accountable care organizations

October 13th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

A primary objective of the Triple Aim for healthcare payers is to reduce costs associated with inefficient, ineffective, or medically unnecessary care. The accountable care organization, or ACO, has been […]

A crisis of trust: When patient satisfaction is not enough

July 5th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Is it more important for patients to be satisfied with their health care or to trust those who provide it? It would seem that these are related—satisfied patients trust their […]

Engaging the prescriber and the PCP in controlling pharmacy costs

May 5th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Sovaldi is a prescription drug that was approved by the FDA in December 2013 to treat Hepatitis C. The following year, the total cost of prescription drugs in the United […]

Patient engagement – Are the benefits real?

April 7th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

When people take an active role in their own well-being and participate in their healthcare choices, the Triple Aim of improved outcomes, lower cost, and a positive patient experience becomes […]

The primary care physician and the Triple Aim – A team effort

March 15th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

There is a lot expected of the primary care physician (PCP) when he or she engages in a value-based care arrangement. Reducing total cost of care for a patient population […]