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 […]
I’ve been following many recent articles about the increased interest in social determinants of health. This topic caught my attention a few years ago when I came across the pioneering […]
The trend towards value-based payments has been accelerating. There is a significant opportunity for reducing spending while improving quality across many areas of health care, including primary care, oncology, orthopedic […]
Strong predictive models will surface the key person, place, and system factors in play for individuals and for populations. These models incorporate environmental as well as personal health status variables […]
Ryan Butterfield’s co-author on this blog is Melissa Gottschalk, a Research Analyst 2 on a team within the Clinical and Economic Research group for 3M Health Information Systems. Carl Friedrich […]
In this webinar, experts L. Gordon Moore and Erika Johnson discuss using risk adjustment to reveal variation in health care.
What are the top five things “payviders” need to pay attention to? This video rounds them up.
In his latest webinar, Herb Fillmore examines the shift to a microscope approach to actionable predictive analytics that takes a detailed look at the individual patterns that make up patient […]
Value-based purchasing and population health management are supposed to change aspects of the relationship between insurers (health plans) and providers (accountable care organizations, health systems, etc). New contracts are supposed […]
Last month, I blogged about long held tenants of medical necessity and how those standards impact today’s creative thinking on actions to improve health outcomes. I received interesting questions from […]
One premise of improving population health outcomes rests on the idea that we can be more pro-active in healthcare delivery. In addition to reacting to the “reason for visit” we […]
A busy doctor just saw his diabetic patient in the office. The usual was done; B/P, weight, pulse, respirations recorded and the blood glucose log was reviewed. The doctor reminded […]