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.

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 […]

How far off track are we when someone suggests we look to organized crime as a model for improving health care in the U.S.?

June 26th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. John H. Wasson has decades of research digging into what is important to people vis-à-vis health care. He has published in all the big journals, testified in the big […]

Moving to a whole person model of care

June 12th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

We’re living in a time of paradox in health care. With the increasing capacity to identify people at risk for bad outcomes, some are exploring fascinating innovations in healthcare delivery, […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Social determinants of health: The whole person model of care

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Hello. This is the 3M Inside Angle Podcast, and I’m your host, Gordon Moore. With me today is Dr. Melissa Clarke. Dr. Clarke has worked on population health […]

The Obesity Epidemic: It’s time to stop blaming the victim

June 5th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The proportion of overweight American adults remained consistent at about 1 in 3 since the 1960s. However, obesity rates have increased nearly three-fold from less than 15 percent in 1960 […]

Loneliness and population health

May 31st, 2019 / By Katie Christensen

 “During my years caring for patients, the most common pathology I saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness … loneliness was often in the background of clinical […]

The role of diagnostic exams in population health and HCC reporting

May 22nd, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

Diagnostic exams are an important way for hospitals and health systems to capture more complete, longitudinal patient information. Complete coding of diagnostic exams supports population health management and HCC reporting. […]

Hospital overcrowding: A complex but solvable problem

May 10th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“…overcrowding is a hospital-wide problem that requires a hospital-wide response.”[1] Overcrowding seems to be an ongoing problem for many hospitals in the U.S.[2] Overcrowding adds stress to physicians, nurses and […]