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 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.
As we work with care teams around the country that are transforming their practices and workflows for population management, we observe three areas where teams commonly get “stuck.”
While there are few hard-and-fast rules for organizations to follow as they position themselves for value-based healthcare, there are certain things they can and should do in order to boost their odds of success. And while C-suite leaders at various institutions will have differing opinions around which measures to prioritize, most will agree that creating a culture of “Lean” thinking must be at or near the top of the list.
As you may have experienced in your own organization, electronic health records (EHRs) alone are often not sufficient for care coordination. Learn how two organizations leveraged other health IT tools, including registries, care management software, and automated patient outreach tools.
As the healthcare industry transitions toward value-based care, Population Health Management (PHM) initiatives are playing an increasingly important role in provider business strategies. To improve patient care while reducing unnecessary costs, IT solutions alone cannot guarantee a successful PHM program.