To meet post-pandemic expectations of consumers, healthcare providers need a strategy for consumer-focused care processes, supported by consumer-friendly provider networks and enabling technology.
Congressional Budget Office: Care management programs only work if care managers have face to face contact with patients and substantial interaction with physicians
This month, Lyle Nelson of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a “working paper” summarizing the results of a decade of experience with 6 care management
The debate about what to maximize when selecting candidates for care management programs: Accuracy? ROI? Net Savings? Or Cost-Effectiveness?
When doing analysis, it is really important to clarify up front what it is you are actually trying to figure out. This sounds so obvious.
Hospitalists have been focused on reducing hospital length of stay, but not so much on smooth transitions to ambulatory care
A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine compared the economic outcomes of hospital episodes managed by hospitalists to those managed by the patients’
As shown in the following graphic recently published by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, it has become common practice to use “case load” as a metric
Smoking cessation is an important public health concern, and has been the subject of a recent Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) guideline,