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ClinOps I.M.P.A.C.T. Summaries: Trends in Value-Based Healthcare - September 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:





Top 10 Challenges of Big Data Analytics in Healthcare:

“Big data analytics in healthcare comes with many challenges, including security, visualization, and a number of data integrity concerns.”  Learn More


MACRA tools can do the heavy lifting, but preparation still required:

“Unfortunately, a number of studies show clinicians aren't ready for MACRA. While some are simply struggling to make upgrades and changes that will facilitate compliance, many are not sufficiently familiar with the ins and outs of the law and how it will impact them. However, there are tools, and some accompanying best practices, that can help providers get started down the right path.” Learn More





NCCN Foundation® empowers patients to make informed decisions at each step of their cancer journey – Learn More


Six ways to transform the patient experience:

Bert Thurlo-Walsh, RN, an associate chief quality officer shares six initiatives hospitals have undertaken to improve the patient experience – Learn More


Using Consumerism to Unlock Improved Patient Engagement:

Strategies for engaging consumers to attract, serve and engage more patients – Learn More


Retail Health Strategies for Hospitals: Case Studies from the Field:

“Retail-oriented, consumer-focused care has emerged as a proactive way to address evolving patient and consumer expectations and demands. Learn about five case studies from hospitals and health systems across the United States that have entered the retail health care field.” Learn More



3.    PEOPLE:


This Is the 1 Habit All Successful People Live By: Look around. You'll see it everywhere. Learn More


Providers and payers both win when they share population health data:

“Provider and insurers may not always see eye to eye, but when it comes to analytics, especially around risk-based contracts, both can find common ground in shared population health data.” Learn More





Health Care Improvement in Pueblo, Colorado: Building on Common Ground:

“The high-desert region encompassing Pueblo in southeastern Colorado was one of only 14 out of 306 regions nationally to improve on a majority of performance measures tracked by the Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, 2016 Edition.” Learn More


Steal this idea - How Intermountain CEO Dr. A. Marc Harrison learns 22 hospitals' pain points by 10:15 A.M. every day at no cost:

“A. Marc Harrison, MD, has rolled out a daily, systemwide routine that has led to improvements in patient safety, patient access and gains in employee satisfaction. This has allowed the system to function more as a team and enterprise versus a collection of 22 hospitals.” Learn More





How to cover Novartis’ $475K CAR-T drug Kymriah? A ‘new payment model’ is the only way, Express Scripts – Learn More


Narrow Networks on The Health Insurance Marketplaces - Prevalence, Pricing, And the Cost Of Network Breadth:

“Using detailed data on the breadth of both hospital and physician networks, [the researchers] studied the prevalence of narrow networks and quantified the association between network breadth and premiums. Learn More


A New Report Indicates Revising CMS Policy on Biosimilars Could Save $11.4 Billion On Medicines Over 10 Years:

“The Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) and its Biosimilars Council released an analysis finding that if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) were to revise its current reimbursement policy for biosimilar medicines, the federal government could save $11.4 billion on medicines over the next 10 years.” Learn More


Launching into value - Pharma’s quest to align drug prices with outcomes:

“With intense pressure on drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is turning to value-based contracts—which link the price of a prescription drug to its clinical or economic performance—to ease the tension. But insurer usage of these new drug pricing models remains limited despite an active minority of enthusiastic participants.” Why? Learn More





To advance medicine’s future, the NIH tries to win the trust of communities mistreated in the past:

To make personalized medicine a reality around the world and possibly eventually shape treatments based on an individual’s genetic characteristics, one of the goals of this NIH’s project is ensuring that more than half of the participants come from communities that are historically underrepresented in biomedical research — and that’s a gamble. Why?  Learn More


Spectrum's Award-winning Community Health Approach:

In recognition of Healthier Communities’ two decades of outreach services dedicated to improving the health of underserved Western Michigan residents, Spectrum Health was awarded the 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service – Learn More about their great work.





In one night, she lost two sons to opioids. She’s on a mission to spare others that unfathomable pain. Learn More


Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations:

“Significant disparities in life expectancy and other health outcomes persist across the United States. Health care has a significant role to play in achieving health equity. While health care organizations alone do not have the power to improve all of the multiple determinants of health for all of society, they do have the power to address disparities directly at the point of care, and to impact many of the determinants that create these disparities.” Learn More


Value-based care's success hinges on attention to social determinants:

“While there is increasing awareness that what creates health is more than clinical excellence, there is still much work to do. Just like examining social well-being shifted economics, [the writers] believe addressing social determinants of health will continue to transform the delivery of healthcare and improve health.” Learn More








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