Combining real world evidence with artificial intelligence may improve visibility of treatment options for oncologists
With an impending shortage of oncologists, an exponentially growing body of literature, and a steady stream of new cancer cases, it’s no surprise that one study found significant cancer health disparities in the US.
For all health plans that operate individual or small group plans – on or off the exchange - several significant shifts in EDGE server reporting are presenting both challenges and new opportunities. Below, we summarize the latest changes and what they could mean for your business.
An estimated 2.1 million new cancer cases have cropped up in the US in 2018—and that number is expected to jump to 3.1 million by 2040.1 Providing care for these patients is an estimated 11,700 clinical oncologists—that’s 179 patients per oncologist.2 There is already a maldistribution of oncologists within the US in that many rural […]
In this article, review key areas where cognitive computing could support care management efforts, including providing highly tailored insights about individual patients across an entire population, and helping providers more effectively address social determinants of health.
Harrow Council in northwest London serves around 250,000 people, in one of London’s most religiously and ethnically diverse boroughs. It is also home to an increasingly large population over the age of 85, a group that is expected to double in size in the next 20 years. Tasked with reducing its social services budget by […]
More than 70 percent of healthcare spending in the United States goes toward the treatment of those with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Dealing with MCC is an expensive proposition - not only in terms of physical and financial costs for individual patients, but also for its impact on healthcare overall - but health IT can help.
The number of employees who take advantage of telecommuting has increased substantially in recent years - especially with the improvements in technology and the increasing demand for more flexible work schedules.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent announcement to overhaul primary care with the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program has created buzz in the healthcare sector. CPC+ aims to provide patients with affordable and higher quality care while providing support, tools and linkages allowing them to take a proactive role in their own health.
Healthcare models are undergoing a profound transformation. This is due to a number of factors, including aging populations, individuals’ expectations and changes in how providers deliver care. Consequently, there is increasing pressure on the industry to change and refine the way it delivers care.
Healthcare payers today are facing the complexities of reform, increased competition, and budget constraints — all while dealing with pressures to reduce costs and improve member health.