Health Systems Become More Strategic in the Move to Value-Based Care
IBM Watson Health
December 4, 2017
Hospitals and health systems transitioning to value-based care models must have a strong population health initiative in order to succeed. According to a HealthLeaders Media 2017 buzz survey title “Managing Risk, Performance, and Patient Engagement,” 100 executives from healthcare provider organizations offered new insights into the types of data, patient engagement technologies, and risk management capabilities they will need in the near future.
How A Leading Health System is Tackling the Opioid Crisis Head-On
November 8, 2017
The CDC estimates that nearly 80 people die of opioid overdose each day in the United States. Opioid overuse is a critical and widespread issue, and the need for interventions is becoming an urgent priority for many health systems.
L.E.K. Consulting’s new Executive Insights, “How Intermountain Healthcare Developed Its Pain Management Strategy,” examines what a group of caregivers are doing to help patients cope with pain while tackling the opioid over-prescription problem head-on.
Some key takeaways from the white paper:
Opioid addiction has reached crisis proportions in the United States.
Recognizing that pain is an issue in every care setting, Intermountain developed a program that:
Enables primary care physicians to offer alternative ways to manage their patients’ pain symptoms
Takes a multidisciplinary approach to managing pain in other outpatient settings
Provides hospitals with pain specialist consults to help improve outcomes for chronic pain patients while offering opioid alternatives to other patients
Real-world Evidence Starts Here: Snapshot of the Premier Healthcare Database
October 10, 2017
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