Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Topic: Value-based Health Care

Achieving the Triple Aim requires new thinking. Innovative ideas from 3M experts to help you make the shift from volume to value.

Developing a patient safety culture: What can we learn from other industries?

May 17th, 2019 / By Priscilla Knolle, MD

The publication of the Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human: Building Safer Health System in 1999 raised awareness of medical errors, increased public concern and called for a […]

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 […]

Recent challenges to a culture of patient safety

May 1st, 2019 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

A culture of patient safety built over the past twenty years is encountering roadblocks. Policies and recent events that defy both research and initiatives geared towards strengthening healthcare safety, whether […]

Why won’t health plans pay for telehealth visits?

April 15th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

How long will it take until health plans catch up with the evidence? Non face-to-face visits can: be done well provide excellent care improve outcomes improve satisfaction reduce healthcare costs […]

Healthcare price transparency: Are we getting closer?

April 5th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Do patients have the right to know the price of healthcare services before they receive them? This is the question that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is […]

Video: What They’re Watching: Michael Keyes

With Michael Keyes

Michael Keyes, Client Engagement Manager at 3M Health Information Systems, joins State of Reform to discuss using data to improve healthcare.

Healthcare payment policy spotlight: The consumer is our customer

March 8th, 2019 / By Katie Christensen

According to the Commonwealth Fund, which ranks healthcare quality worldwide, the U.S. is a low performer for three dominant reasons: Lack of coverage; Administrative inefficiency and Underperforming primary care due […]

A look at what’s not working in U.S. health care

March 6th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Good ideas can morph into problematic policies that drive up costs and erode quality. Take diabetes as an example.  We could pose the ultimate goal of effective diabetes management is […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Good intentions and unintended consequences: A look at healthcare policy

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the 3M Inside Angle podcast. This is Gordon Moore, your host, and today I am speaking with Harold D. Miller. He’s the president and CEO of […]

Specialist cost and quality: What do primary care physicians need to know?

March 4th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care physicians (PCPs) want data that can be used to better serve their patients. If they can easily access timely and relevant data, they will use it. Cost, quality […]

Medicare Advantage Advanced Notice for 2020: Key insights

February 13th, 2019 / By Gretchen Mills

CMS has released the Advance Notice Parts I and II per the annual cycle of Medicare Advantage (MA) regulatory guidelines for the coming year. The Advance Notices provide the parameters […]

The Iron Triangle of Health Care: Access, cost and quality

February 6th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The “Iron Triangle” in health care refers to the concept that access, cost and quality cannot all be simultaneously improved. The premise is that an improvement in one area results […]