A new ruling on managed care, the first of its kind since 2002, was issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on April 25, 2016. Its intention to modernize managed care in Medicaid. While important, it is actually more significant in its foreshadowing of what is to come. Optum is helping payers prepare for the ongoing evolution of managed care. Our Medicaid focus aligns with the new ruling and the trajectory of rulings to come. This Optum executive brief outlines 5 key implications you should know now.
How interactive patient technologies are transforming the care experience
September 15, 2016
Historically, health care has been more task-oriented and focused on the delivery of prescriptive health. As hospitals move toward a patient-centric model, health care leaders must determine where Interactive Patient Technology fits and how it can help the satisfaction of their patients. Health care leaders who continue to explore various strategies in the clinical setting to improve patient satisfaction and engagement will be in a much stronger competitive position to thrive in a new age of value-based care and patient consumerism.
Power Patient Engagement with Technology: 10 Tips for Enhancing Care By Empowering and Educating Patients
September 13, 2016
Involved, informed patients are better able to manage their own care. Today’s technology plays a big role in helping patients to take ownership of their health and collaborate more closely with providers to achieve better outcomes.
Here are 10 tips from Lenovo Health for putting technology to work to reach your patient engagement goals:
Mobile devices, tablets, and interactive technology improve the patient experience
Healthcare facilities can remotely monitor patient progress and health post-discharge
Providers can leverage patient portals and other tools to promote population health
What is the role of evidence-based medicine in population health management?
With the emergence of value-based reimbursement, more and more health systems have a renewed focus on population health management. See how evidence-based medicine becomes the "sheet music" to an effective population health program.
In this eBook, you'll learn:
What population health is and why it matters
The impact of chronic conditions in a population
How reimbursement models have changed
The role of evidence in population health management
Why the Item Master Is the Center of Your Universe: Driving Operational and Financial Performance Through Data Integrity
Global Healthcare Exchange, Inc
September 12, 2016
While the item master should be the single source of truth for product and pricing data, most provider organizations struggle with inaccurate, outdated and erroneous information. This 11-page white paper looks at organizations that are getting down to the root of these issues and implementing master data management strategies aimed at not only cleaning up their item masters but also maintaining integrity over time through data synchronization and automation.
eBook: Your Toughest Customers: Why Responding to Loved Ones is Critical for Patient Experience, Satisfaction
September 6, 2016
Amplion's national study comparing experiences and expectations of patients and their loved ones shows that loved ones are setting a much higher bar for hospitals. They are giving nursing staffs lower marks for responsiveness, communication, and care coordination.
In this ebook, we will offer recommendations for hospitals for improving the experience of patients and their advocates, share insights from national leaders in patient experience, care coordination and patient advocacy and provide guidance for people process, and technology to build a culture of accountability.