Care Management

3 Ways Cognitive Computing Could Aid Value-Based Care

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.

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Harrow Council reducing costs and empowering citizens with help from IBM Watson 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 […]

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Multiple Chronic Conditions: How Technology Can Help Patients Who Need it Most

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.

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Care team pressed for time? Automation can help

In this blog post, Karen Handmaker, MPP, Global Leader of Population Health at IBM Watson Health discusses how automation supports care teams.

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Watson Health Stories: Caféwell

Learn how Watson Health is empowering individuals to lead healthier lives. Here we have Steven Frank highlighting his experience with Caféwell.

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Using Actionable Data to Drive Success in CPC+

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.

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Delivering New Models Of Care With Cognitive Technology

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.

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What Front Line Care Team Members Need Most: Information at Their Fingertips

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.”

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Checklist for Lean Care Management

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.

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Waste Not: Lean Care Management and Automation

Review a background on Lean principles, learn about the untapped value of automation in primary care, and learn from references to health systems across the country that are applying Lean and technology to transform primary care.

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How to Automate Care Coordination – Two Success Stories

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.

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How Technology + People + Process = Successful PHM

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.

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