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ClinOps I.M.P.A.C.T. Summaries: Trends in Value-Based Healthcare - August 1, 2017

Keeping Leaders Informed of Operational Trends and Practices that I.M.P.A.C.T. and Contribute to Value-Based Health Care (VBHC)


  In this issue, learn about the following Trends and Practices that I.M.P.A.C.T. and Contribute to VBHC:





What’s Your Data Strategy? The 2 Types of Data Strategies Every Company Needs:More than ever, the ability to manage torrents of data is critical to a company’s success. But even with the emergence of data-management functions and chief data officers (CDOs), most companies remain badly behind the curve. Learn More.


What's needed to scale up digital health in the clinical provider space? Doctors want solutions that improve patient outcomes while simplifying workload:

Healthcare Dive spoke with digital health companies and doctors to find out what scalability challenges vendors face and what providers want from digital tools. Learn More.


How Machine Learning Is Helping Us Predict Heart Disease and Diabetes:

While debate drags on about legislation, regulations, and other measures to improve the U.S. health care system, a new wave of analytics and technology could help dramatically cut costly and unnecessary hospitalizations while improving outcomes for patients. Learn More.


Leading Hospital Systems Creating 'Digital Front Doors' to Foster Brand Loyalty:

“The rise of consumerism in medicine is leading many hospital systems to look for new ways to build brand consciousness among current and prospective patients. Useful tools include online portals with price and quality information, physician ratings and social media.” Learn More.




Can Insurance Companies Incentivize Their Customers to Be Healthier?

Of all industries, insurance has a unique opportunity to align its commercial interests with preventive behaviors. Learn More.


Health Care Providers Must Stop Wasting Patients’ Time:

Jess made 20 visits to the emergency room and spent 54 days in the hospital across nine admissions, but her calculations showed that just 0.08% of that time was spent treating her conditions. “Stop wasting my time,” Jess wrote in one blog entry. “Stop wasting my life.” Learn More.


How U.S. Health Care Got Safer by Focusing on the Patient Experience:

A unifying theory has emerged for how to improve performance for all these dimensions — safety, quality, experience, and financial. What is that theory, what is that driver, and what evidence supports it? Learn More.


The Value of Teaching Patients to Administer Their Own Care:

Over the past 20 years, health care as a whole has been moving toward the patient-centered care-end of the spectrum. What’s the next step? Learn More.


3.    PEOPLE:

Walking the Talk: Six Ways Positive Habits Promote Values Every Day

Aristotle said that "We are what we repeatedly do: Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit." The best people - and the best companies - don't just do the right things once in a while, they make them habits by doing them every day. Learn More.


Eliminate Workweek Stress by Doing These 13 Things Immediately. Learn More.


A Brutal Truth About Success That Few People Are Willing to Admit:

Success is never found in acquiring what you don't have, but in what you're willing to do with what you already possess. Learn More.


Do We Know How to Learn? – Recalibrating Learning to Capture Benefits at Scale:

“Automation, consolidation, digitization—what do these terms have in common?” Learn More.




An Everything Guide to MACRA and Beyond:

In 2019, Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthoriza­tion Act (MACRA) will determine how Medicare reimburses doctors. Start getting ready for MACRA immediately. Download this whitepaper to learn how to be proactive and successfully prepare. Learn More.

When it comes to healthcare, U.S. once again ranks last in quality of care compared to other wealthy nations.

The United States spends more on healthcare than other wealthy nations, yet ranks dead last on equity, access, efficiency, care delivery and healthcare costs. Learn More.




Drug prices expected to rise nearly 8% next year:

Health systems can expect drug prices to increase by 7.61% next year, largely due to the surging prices of branded, specialty medications – Learn More.


FDA Panel Unanimously Backs Avastin and Herceptin Biosimilars. Learn More.


Regulators aim to close loopholes that lead to higher drug prices:

Regulators aim to close regulatory loopholes that allow certain branded-drug developers to "game the system" and thwart competition. Learn More.




In 'Bold Goal' initiative, Humana turns focus to surprising health issue - Loneliness:

Now in the third year of its “Bold Goal” initiative to make the communities it serves 20% healthier by 2020, Humana’s leaders have learned plenty about social determinants of health and what they can do to tackle those challenges. Learn More.


As 2020 Nears, Addressing Needs Beyond Clinic Walls Rises on the Healthcare Radar:

As health systems take on risk, they have to address factors that contribute to rising rates of obesity, diabetes, or dementia—and they are doing so in novel ways. Learn More.


Deaconess Health System sees opportunity to help homeless heal and recover:

Deaconess Health System in Evansville, Ind., grappled with how to get homeless patients the supportive services that could help them stay healthier in the community and reduce their frequent visits to the emergency department (ED). Learn More.




CMS looks to launch behavioral health pay model:

The CMS is interested in launching a new pay model that will target behavioral health services and is seeking public comment on what the new effort should look like. Learn More.


Value-Based Care Alone Won’t Reduce Health Spending and Improve Patient Outcomes: In order to deliver on the promise of improved health and reduced spending, value-based healthcare must be augmented with a structured approach. Learn More.


Safer & Appropriate Opioid Prescribing: Kaiser Permanente's Approach:

Kaiser Permanente’s Safe and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing Program was implemented in 2010, and is among the organization’s most successful efforts to address the problem of opioid addiction, not only for members, but for the communities in which it operates. Learn More.


Forget politics: Here are 3 ways to improve healthcare delivery no matter what happens in Washington:

Two prominent physician leaders’ advice: Take a hard look at the doctor-patient relationship and transform how medical care is structured, measured and reimbursed. Learn More.



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