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Executive Health Management

3 Ways to Catalyse Healthcare Improvement

2016 07 Feb

Innovations are key to improving quality of care and lowering costs. Some innovations that work in one context, however, may not work in another. A Viewpoint article appearing in JAMA discusses how implementation science can be used as a framework for planning innovations in healthcare delivery.1. A Framework Based on Implementation ScienceImplementation... Read more

IT Management

4 Ways to Successful PHM Management

2016 26 Jan

Healthcare leaders who are flexible and innovative can help advance the goals of population health management (PHM), including better health, better care, and lower costs. An article in Executive Insight discusses four leadership imperatives that will spur progress towards meeting these goals. Imperative 1. Commit to a New View of HealthcarePart of... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nurses Helping Employers Create Safe and Productive Workplaces

2015 11 Nov

Across the U.S., nurses are on the frontline of efforts to create a Culture of Health in the workplace to foster individual well-being, beneficial lifestyles, and healthier communities. There are a number of nurse-designed worksite-based initiatives that are helping improve the quality of care and reduce costs, according to a policy brief from the Robert... Read more

IMAGING Management

ACR Releases New, Updated Appropriateness Criteria

2015 11 Nov

The latest version of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria® has been released. The updated criteria help referring physicians and other providers make the most appropriate medical imaging or treatment decision for more than 1,050 clinical indications. Developed by expert panels of physicians from various medical specialties,... Read more

IT Management

Demand for Digital Connection

2015 06 Oct

Americans prefer doctors who are digitally savvy and demand a connected healthcare experience, a new Surescripts survey finds. Sixty-eight percent of the more than 1,000 respondents to the nationwide survey say that practices that have adopted technology to replace outdated methods of administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments online, provide... Read more

Executive Health Management

Frugal Innovation to Overhaul for Healthcare

2015 28 Sep

Aetna's "frugal innovation" strategy is helping transform the health insurer's current fee-for-service reimbursement model, which is both inefficient and expensive, to a value-based care model, according to a strategy+business blog article. The new approach is anchored on a pay-for-performance system that rewards providers for successful health outcomes... Read more

IT Management

Goals of Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

2015 26 Sep

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has finalised its strategy for the next five years. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 aims to promote "effective use of information and technology to help the nation achieve high-quality care, lower costs, a healthy population, and engaged individuals," according to a statement... Read more

IT Management

Low Confidence in Interoperability Goals

2015 13 Aug

A study finds that only a small number (17 percent) of healthcare providers are optimistic that the industry will meet the 10-year goal for nationwide interoperability, set last year by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Scrypt, an Austin, Tx.–based document management solutions provider, surveyed more than... Read more

IT Management

New IT Resource for Safety-net Primary Care

2015 01 Aug

Primary Care Information Network (https://www.pcin.org) is a new online resource intended to help improve practices of safety net primary care providers. The website features a library of tools and resources — all of which are free to download — that can help providers tackle issues such as scheduling workflows, care coordination and management, and... Read more

Health Management

Focused Ultrasound and the Brain

2014 08 Nov

Why is high-intensity focused ultrasound being explored to treat the brain? For a number of brain disorders focused ultrasound (FUS) will represent a treatment that is either superior to best current therapy, or fulfils an unmet clinical need. The driving factor is a validation of the technology. It doesn’t take an enormous leap of faith to appreciate... Read more


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