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The Increasing Need for Ambulatory Care During COVID-19

The Beryl Institute

it was revealed that consumer engagement in healthcare continues to decline, with consumers reporting fewer visits to primary care providers, hospitals, labs and specialist providers. Like many of you, I have witnessed the changing environment of healthcare during these challenging times.

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MedPAC Releases 2022 Data Book on Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program 

Briggs Healthcare

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) announces the release of its 2022 data book (208 pages) on health care spending and the Medicare program. Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

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Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkits

Briggs Healthcare

Learn more and get free, practical tools to apply the Four Moments in acute care, long term care, and ambulatory settings: [link]. Access the Toolkit to Improve Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care. Access the Toolkit To Improve Antibiotic Use in Acute Care Hospitals.

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Medsphere Acquires Ambulatory IT Support Provider Systeem Medical

HIT Consultant

Systeem provides core information technology services with a primary focus on ambulatory healthcare providers. – The addition of ambulatory IT support services provider further expands Medsphere’s affordable, adaptable comprehensive healthcare technology platform.

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Zane Burke, former Livongo CEO, takes the reins at Quantum Health

Healthcare It News

The care coordination and healthcare navigation vendor Quantum Health announced this week that it had hired Zane Burke as chief executive officer and Board of Directors member. He is also a board member at Cotiviti, Owlet Baby Care and Bardavon Health Innovations.

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How Healthcare Experience Ranks Versus Other Industries (Not So Great)

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic put health care at the top of peoples’ minds all over the world. health care industries fell to their lowest consumer satisfaction scores in two decades, we learn in the latest evaluation by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index report.

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Orlando Health to launch Hospital Care at Home program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Orlando Health on Monday announced that it's been approved by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration to start delivering hospital-level acute care in adult patients’ homes. All the ambulatory care stuff, and all the simple stuff?

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OSHA COVID-19 Healthcare Rulemaking

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

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Home Health Job Growth Improving, But Outpaced By Other Health Care Settings

Home Health Care

Workers are steadily rejoining the home health care field, new data confirms. According to the latest labor brief from health care research and consulting firm Altarum, upwards of 1.57 million workers were employed in home health care in July 2022.

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Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital Acquires athenahealth for $17B

HIT Consultant

athenahealth partners with more than 140,000 ambulatory care providers, throughout all 50 states and across more than 120 specialties, to accelerate the pace of healthcare innovation and support the delivery of leading clinical and financial outcomes.

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Mount Sinai Health tackles digital health inequity with robust RPM program

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The mission focuses on patient-centered clinical services using innovative technologies that improve access to care, positively impacting social needs and improving overall clinical outcomes." Individualized care.

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Philips Appoints New CEO Amid Respiratory Device Recall

HIT Consultant

Roy Jakobs has been successful in turning around businesses in customer-focused growth organizations and has effectively strengthened the company’s Connected Care portfolio through successful acquisitions across hospital and ambulatory care settings. Philips CEO Roy Jakobs.

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VA watchdog: New EHR scheduling system needs work

Healthcare It News

"These limitations reduced the system’s effectiveness and risked delays in patient care," read the report. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio. Evaluating patient care timeliness.

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Pharmacology vs Pharmacy: Which One is Better?

p3care

They also have a deep understanding of acute and ambulatory care, internal medicine, and other related subjects. Just like medical billing and coding fields, we can see tough competition when considering pharmacology vs pharmacy. Drugs and their administration are the main focus of both of these professions. Both fields seem connected but there is a huge difference between them. Anyone thinking of pursuing any of these professions will not like to shoot a gun in the blind.

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Site-Shifting: the Consumer-Driven Pressure on Traditional Healthcare Utilization

Health Populi

consumers’ utilization of health care has been pretty stable, the type of visit encounters is shifting away from hospital inpatient cases to ambulatory care, urgent and retail health care sites, data from Kaufman Hall and Sg2 tell us. sites for care are in demand.

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Health Disparities in America: JAMA Talks Structural Racism in U.S. Health Care

Health Populi

“Racial and ethnic inequities in the US health care system have been unremitting since the beginning of the country. The coronavirus pandemic has changed so many aspects of American health care for so many people, including doctors. health care.

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Cooper University, Nuance Expand Dragon Ambient eXperience Deployment to 475 Physicians

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications and Cooper University Health Care announced a strategic collaboration to expand Cooper’s deployment of the Nuance Dragon Ambient Experience (DAX) to 475 physicians based on previous deployment success.

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Empathy Is As Important as the Medical Treatment – the 2021 Accenture Health Experience As Backdrop to HIMSS 2021

Health Populi

The rise of digital health investment and growing role of technology in health care services only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the report concludes, “people’s sentiments and behaviors” with respect to technology in health care “provide no clear answer.”

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Top Improvement Strategies for SDOH Programs: Part Two

Lexis Nexis

Self-Efficacy, Customer Satisfaction) Number of addressed care gaps Reduction in risk levels and member acuity Stages of Change Theory related to specific health behavior or desired action (e.g., Care Gaps Closed. Significant evaluation metrics that should be part of the strategy.

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Medicare’s New Rural Emergency Hospital Designation — Considerations for States

NASHP

A hospital with a REH designation must provide emergency services and observation care, and may provide additional medical and health outpatient services while not exceeding an annual per patient average visit length of 24 hours.

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UnitedHealth Group Hints at Big Home-Based Care Plans

Home Health Care

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) was the first health care titan to report its 2021 year-end results, doing so Wednesday morning. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company showed few signs of a pandemic-driven slowdown and hinted at big home-based care moves on the horizon.

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Pharmacies Garner Retail Health Love in the Pandemic – Update from J.D. Power

Health Populi

Power believes that pharmacies are “setting the stage for the transformation of ambulatory care delivery,” in their words.

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Outpatient is the New Inpatient – The Future of Hospitals in America

Health Populi

Walmart, clearly, is growing its primary care and mental health service supply side, planning to replicate health centers across markets where it makes sense to do so… like in under-served areas where more people live without health insurance.

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New Primary Care, Retail and Tech Entrants Motivating Hospitals to Grow Consumer Chops

Health Populi

Rising costs, generational shifts, digital transformation, and fast-growing investments in new health care models and technologies are forcing change in the legacy health care, noted in the State of Consumerism in Healthcare 2021: Regaining Momentum , from Kaufman, Hall & Associates.

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Home Is Where the Health Is: An Update on Connectivity, Food, and Retail

Health Populi

with a client group in the past several months has had a line item on the agenda to brainstorm the impact and opportunity of care-at-home, hospital-to-home, or Care Everywhere. What factors must underpin this Holy Grail of care at home, or “anywhere?”

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Health Plan Consumer Experience Scores Reflect Peoples’ Digital Transformation – ACSI Speaks

Health Populi

peoples’ expectations of their health care experience is melding with their best retail experience — and that’s taken a turn toward their digital and ecommerce life-flows. Outpatient care inched up from 73 to 74. In the U.S.,

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Longitudinal Care and Technology’s Role

Home Health Care

This article is based on a Home Health Care News discussion with Sundar Kannan, CEO of KanTime. The discussion took place on November 16, 2022 during the HHCN Home Care Conference in Chicago. Longitudinal care is how we think and what is the patient journey?

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A New Health Literacy Pillar: Personal Data Stewardship

Health Populi

The growing use of APIs in health information technology innovation for patient care has been a boon to speeding development placed in the hands of providers and patients.

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Health Insurance Market Officials Raise Questions as They Look toward the Future of Telehealth

NASHP

Although these changes were implemented to maintain access to care while mitigating potential spread of the virus through in-person encounters, the benefits of connecting with health providers virtually have had some advantages.

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The Great Resignation: 7 ways healthcare organizations are working to improve provider retention

CHQ Healthcare

It starts with listening and being present,” says Barb Martin, director, ambulatory care recruitment. Healthcare Trends Hiring and Staffing Culture Employee engagement Health care staffing physician staffing retention

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CMS Announces Strategy on Value-Based Payments for Specialty Care

Healthcare Law Blog

CMS’s strategic refresh initiative aims to meet five objectives: drive accountable care, advance health equity, support care innovations, improve access and affordability, and establish partnerships to achieve these objectives. Value-Based Care and ACOs.

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How Will the “New” Health Economy Fare in a Macro-Economic Downturn?

Health Populi

What happens to a health care ecosystem when the volume of patients and revenues they generate decline? How would that further impact the micro-economy of health care? Start with Sanjula Jain’s bottom-line: that every health care stakeholder will be impacted by reduced yield. The second drawing illustrates the fact that health care service patterns have not returned to their pre-pandemic levels. health care?

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Worrying About Paying for Health Care Is the Norm in America

Health Populi

Among stresses facing people at least 50 years of age, health care costs rank top of mind compared with other issues like long-term care, health insurance, Social Security, taxes, and being read to retire. Worries about health care costs are particularly stressful among future retirees, 8 of 10 of whom share this top concern along with 7 in 10 recent retirees and 6 in 10 people retired for at least a decade.

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Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation. Now, it’s about serving people who already have care through different mechanisms.”. Deepthi from Humana offered three considerations concerning how care will transform. First, connected care: one in five U.S. She asserts that leveraging AI and machine learning for low acuity issues can automate as much as 80% of care, for both physical and behavioral/mental health.

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Trust Is a Key Social Currency for COVID-Embattled Consumers

Health Populi

FYI, Press Ganey, a leading health care patient experience organization, has created an impressive library of resources addressing the pandemic, linked here.]. How do health care providers build trust? Empathy = “I believe you care about me and my success.

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Consumers’ Trust In Health And Personal Care Stores: The Growing Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

CVS + Aetna have merged to evolve a new business model for health and medical care. As people take on more self-care for health care, they are looking to access products and services in retail bricks-and-mortar and ecommerce channels in the same places they buy food and other products. In the ACSI study, “health and personal care stores” are pharmacy and drug stores.

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Emerging with A Stronger Healthcare System Post-COVID: NAM’s Lessons Learned

Health Populi

health care system that existed before the public health crisis. What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 stress-test to build American health care back better? Some 600,000 physicians provide care to people in the U.S. The coronavirus pandemic exposed weaknesses in the U.S.

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Our Pandemic Lessons: Listening to Michael Dowling – a #HIMSS21 Wrap-Up

Health Populi

An uncertain world is our workplace in the health/care ecosystem, globally, in this moment. healthcare was relatively low (with Northwell Health actually a more mature user of virtual care). Take care of your staff. health care, Dowling colorfully noted.

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Chronic Care Management and Prevention: How Will the 2015 USPSTF Blood Pressure Screening Guidelines Impact Care Delivery?

Health Dialog

Screening Tests: Office measurement of BP taken on two separate occasions and (the new breaking-news change) a home or ambulatory measurement to confirm a diagnosis of hypertension after the initial screening. Retail health clinics , where registered nurses and nurse practitioners provide care in an ambulatory care setting may provide a less stressful experience for some people, potentially decreasing the incidence of falsely elevated readings due to “white coat syndrome”.

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HHCN FUTURE Conference: Fireside Chat with nVoq

Home Health Care

This article is based on a Home Health Care News discussion with Jason Banks, Vice President of Post-Acute Development at nVoq. The discussion took place on September 15, 2022 during the Home Health Care News FUTURE Conference in New York City. This article is sponsored by nVoq.

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VOICES: Eric Scharber, Managing Principal, SimiTree

Home Health Care

Home Health Care News: Eric, what career and life experiences do you most draw from in your role today? I got into it right away, right out of school in 2000 as a recruiter in the health care industry. This article is sponsored by SimiTree.

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More Evidence of Self-Rationing as Patients Morph into Healthcare Payors

Health Populi

Several new studies reveal that more patients are feeling and living out their role as health care payors as medical spending vies with other household line items. This role of patient-as-the-payor crosses consumers’ ages and demographics, and is heating up health care as the top political issue for the 2020 elections at both Federal and State levels. Costs for medical care services (hospitals, ambulatory care, doctors, dentists, vision) bundled together grew 5.1%

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Blood Pressure From the Wrist for the First Time – Welcome, Omron HeartGuide

Health Populi

Furthermore, let’s get real about health care costs, which of course, is a Health Populi /THINK-Health modus vivendi. The average cost of an ambulatory care visit is now nearly $500 , and an inpatient stay, about $22,000. Self-care for a heart patient or someone at-risk for heart disease can prevent an emergency room visit or inpatient admission, $499 could be a great preventive care investment.