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.

Strategy weaving: Using HCCs, MACRA and readmission reduction requirements to strategize performance improvement

November 20th, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

Far too often, healthcare organizations treat planning and execution as two separate processes which are intended to achieve a larger goal. Leadership makes plans and departments and workers are told […]

Can artificial intelligence help address the burden of too many quality measures?

November 11th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Physicians and nurses are experiencing burnout and are committing suicide at unprecedented rates. When asked, healthcare professionals tell us they are pulled away from meeting their patients’ needs to fulfill […]

The emergency room: Friend or foe?

October 21st, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Nearly one in five Americans visit an emergency room (ER) every year and one-third of them visit more than once. These proportions are the same as they were in 1997. […]

Sabbatical by bicycle: A healthcare listening tour across America

October 14th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Paul Gordon rode a bicycle across the U.S. in 2016 asking people their thoughts on the Affordable Care Act. It was a true listening tour and he was not […]

The real superheroes: children battling cancer

September 27th, 2019 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

As kids begin the new school year, they are happy to see friends they missed over the summer. But some friends aren’t able to come back to school because of […]

What is most important to patients: convenience, cost or quality?

September 25th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Does a patient prioritize convenience, cost or quality when it comes to taking care of his or her health? Do patients approach different conditions the same way—a sprained ankle, back […]

Is your body ready for flu season?

September 20th, 2019 / By Kimberly Lodge, RHIT, CCS

As flu season approaches, I have been looking for steps I can take to help build my immune system. Some of the advice I found is common sense, but many […]

Are we collapsing yet? Over-measurement is part of the hemorrhage in healthcare delivery

August 19th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

It should come as a surprise to no one that healthcare providers are frustrated (a significant understatement) by all of the requirements around documentation of their work with patients. I […]

One health system’s approach to the opioid crisis is paying off

July 22nd, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

What can health systems do to combat the opioid crisis? This is the kind of question that fascinates me as I think about how we can improve healthcare outcomes through […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Confronting the opioid crisis

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore, and with me today is Dr. Eugene Christian. He’s the Chief Medical Affairs Officer […]

Flying to the hospital and getting treated for air ambulance sticker shock

July 10th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Patients are charged around $1,200 for an ambulance ride to the hospital, while the median price of an air ambulance for privately insured patients is $36,400. Why is the price […]

Cultural context and the implementation of a new EHR: Lessons for the VA from Denmark

July 3rd, 2019 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

A recent Politico piece on the implementation of Epic in Denmark highlighted some key areas where the American-grown electronic health record (EHR) was simply “lost in translation” in the Scandinavian […]