Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Topic: Population Health

Discover ideas and analytics to help you improve outcomes across populations and reduce total cost of care.

Migraines part 1: Seriously…It’s not just a headache

December 12th, 2018 / By Debra Jones, CPC

I am a migraineur| \mē-gre-ˈnər or mī-grā-ˈnər\. Merriam-Webster’s definition of a migraineur is an individual who experiences migraines. To me the word sounds like a cross between migraine and entrepreneur: […]

Primary care in transition: Convenience versus commitment

October 22nd, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Loyalty to one’s doctor and following medical advice was rarely questioned in the 20th century.  When managed care reached its zenith in the 1990s, having an assigned primary care physician […]

Silver tsunami meets long-term care: A deep dive

October 1st, 2018 / By Gretchen Mills

The aging population in the U.S. has been well documented. What is less well understood is the best way to adjust current payment and coverage policies to effectively support and […]

From Calcutta to Houston: Technology-driven care coordination for social determinants of health

September 19th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

That’s the tagline for the Patient Care Intervention Center (PCIC), a nonprofit working with people living on the streets in and around Houston, Texas. It started with family medicine physician […]

Social determinants of health and natural language processing

August 6th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Healthcare delivery is under extreme pressure to improve costs and outcomes. One reliable pathway is by improving efficiency. One aspect of efficiency is to better match interventions to people most […]

Industry disruption may finally impact “It’s the pricing” conundrum

August 3rd, 2018 / By Katie Christensen

One of the most enlightening insights from a recent University of Washington research study is that pricing contributes to ever-escalating healthcare costs. Since 2003, the annual rate of growth of […]

Why patient engagement matters: Coordinated care at Stanford

August 1st, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Alan Glaseroff developed Type I diabetes as an adult.  As a family medicine physician, he was surprised by the work involved in really understanding the condition and the best […]

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, […]

Prescribing food as medicine

May 11th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

As the U.S. healthcare system tries to manage the 60 percent of persons with at least one chronic disease that consume 90 percent of healthcare costs, it is an opportune […]

Walking the fine line between the burden of too much quality measurement and not enough

April 11th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Does the “more is better” approach to quality measurement create a burden on healthcare delivery? Does it distract attention from actual care and consume resources that might be used to […]

Video: What They’re Watching: Dr. Gordon Moore

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore discusses micro and macro measurements in healthcare and the need for overall health system improvement.

Understanding healthcare needs for a group of employees (and caregivers)

March 30th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

When it comes to the health of the healthcare workforce, how can we help caregivers care for themselves? Dr. Gordon Moore describes the work of SEIU 775 Benefits Group to improve the health of homecare workers in Washington State. Read the blog and listen to the podcast.