Between 2011 and 2013, 31 out of 38 patients treated by the same neurosurgeon in the Dallas area were left paralyzed, seriously injured or dead. The neurosurgeon became known as […]
In my previous blog, I took a hard look at the impact of mental health and substance abuse on hospital readmissions, especially the torrent of patients with these issues coming […]
Gordon Moore: Hello, and welcome to the 3M Health Information Systems Inside Angle podcast. My name is Gordon Moore, and I’m your host. Today, I’m talking with Mike Fay. He’s […]
Consumer-directed health care is the idea that a person armed with good information will select the right services from the best provider of that service and this will translate to […]
Many eligible U.S. hospitals will be penalized for readmissions this year. What are the top three initial admissions that lead to preventable readmissions?
My physician neighbor works in several urban emergency departments where mental illness and substance abuse cases run rampant. When I ask him about the impact on readmissions, he lights up: […]
Hospitals face Medicare penalties for excess readmissions. What can be done? Here are some results from across the country indicating sustained effort pays off.
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 […]
Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to the Inside Angle podcast from 3M Health Information Systems. This is Dr. Gordon Moore and today, I’m talking with David Buck and Kallol Mahata from […]
Michael Keyes describes the approach used by the State of New York in promoting the transition to value-based payment (VBP) and provides insights for how providers nationwide should approach VBP […]
In 2018, can we all agree that the acute onset model of health care doesn’t work out so well? Avoiding preventive care and annual doctor visits in favor of waiting […]
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 […]