A New Mexico provider finds that patient navigators can improve care and slash costs by diverting non-emergent patients from the emergency department, helping them obtain primary care, and providing guidance on appropriate use of the ED. >>>
Continuing economic woes, increased Medicaid enrollment, and the end of the federal stimulus program will contribute to a projected 29% increase in states’ spending for the Medicaid program in 2012, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. >>>
A successful connected health program between patients and healthcare organizations involves a lot of preparation. In fact, the planning begins well before even the pilot program. Here are six steps from Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health. >>>
Projecting future healthcare workforce demand is a backward-looking process that doesn't account for new technologies and other changes that greatly impact labor forecasts, according to a bipartisan group study. But improving the process could prove nettlesome. >>>
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