Virtual Health, Accelerated

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HealthLeaders recently held the Telehealth and Connected Health NOW Online Summit. Over the two-day event, industry experts and thought leaders discussed the changing role of virtual care for patients and providers and its impact on the healthcare space.

“Providers have had to disrupt their entire workflow processes to rapidly enable virtual health,” said our day two keynote speaker Ken Abrams. Yet as these organizations forge ahead, executives want to sustain the advances that have occurred during the coronavirus crisis. But how is that accomplished?

“COVID-19 has been a defining period of time for us and our healthcare industry,” said Ann Dolan, EMBA, CPN, CPHQ, practice leader for population health management services, healthcare technology solutions at IQVIA. Dolan also noted that the key factor in healthcare delivery has been the transition to telehealth. However, many organizations have struggled in the transition as they were not fully prepared for such drastic change.

To learn Ken’s four critical steppingstones and IQVIA’s six essential steps to a successful telehealth transition, download our latest report today!

Utilizing Technological Innovation to Provide Personalized Patient Care

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This white paper from Abbott examines a cross-section of the global healthcare system leveraging primary research with 1400+ respondents including patients, physicians, and administrators. Together with these real world insights, Abbott leaders and expert industry KOLs provide commentary on how data and technology can improve traditional treatment pathways.

Key topics of exploration include:

  • 72% of patients want more personalized, data-informed care
  • Physicians live in a data world and need better ways to harness it given that 55% of physicians say limited time with patients is their top barrier to care delivery
  • Administrators need to deliver more value by looking beyond intervention

Industry data for strategic, sustainable benefits planning

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According to Gallagher’s latest report, COVID-19 has shifted employers’ attention away from attracting talent to focus on business continuity, safety and compliance. Healthcare organizations are being forced to make strategic decisions that preserve revenue — particularly as efforts to eliminate waste and create operational efficiencies have largely been exhausted.

Download Gallagher’s Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey Healthcare Addendum to see how 670 organizations in your industry are addressing the workforce challenges of COVID-19 and planning for better operational outcomes in 2021.

Computer-Assisted Coding Technology Improves More Than Productivity

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3M Health Information Systems

New Xtelligent survey explores current benefits of CAC technology for health care leaders

Many organizations turned to CAC technology to ease the burden of the ICD-10 transition. Now the technology is being used more extensively than ever. To understand the impact of CAC beyond coding productivity and other key benefits, 3M commissioned Xtelligent Healthcare Media to conduct a survey of hospitals and health systems.

The survey results show that CAC solutions significantly increase productivity and improve quality measures, as well as reduce outsourcing, rework and DNFB. The technology helps health care organizations capture more accurate codes, resulting in improved overall financial success. For example, nearly half of all survey respondents highlight improvement in every quality metric the survey investigated, including major complication or comorbidity (MCCs), patient safety indicators (PSIs), hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and complication and comorbidity (CCs). Once organizations exceed five years of CAC use, 90 percent report fewer rework patient claims. Overall, 57 percent of all respondents report continued decreases in DNFB since beginning use of computer-assisted coding.

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What Natural Language Processing Brings to Risk Adjustment

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Many provider organizations are missing out on comprehensively and accurately identifying and documenting risk-adjusted conditions. The cause? Nearly 80% of patient information lives in unstructured data. Without it, organizations will struggle to achieve a holistic view of their patient populations. 

Leading provider organizations use natural language processing (NLP) across the clinical lifecycle to surface and identify previously missed or miscoded conditions. This allows them to continue to improve their patient care for at-risk populations.

Download this e-book to learn:

  • How NLP works within risk adjustment programs throughout the clinical lifecycle
  • Why unlocking insights through NLP is critical to improve completeness and accuracy of documentation
  • How to use NLP to surface potentially missed or miscoded conditions
  • Whether your organization is a good candidate to implement NLP within your risk strategies

4 Strategies Mercy Used to Transform Population Health for Virtual Care

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Patients with chronic conditions are avoiding routine care during the pandemic increasing their risk of mortality and eroding patient-provider relationships. Population health leaders can extend care into the home by leveraging deviceless remote patient monitoring. As patients report symptoms and biometrics, providers can easily identify opportunities to deliver proactive care, leading to improved health outcomes and lowered avoidable ED utilization.

The impetus to improve clinical outcomes during a pandemic requires a new vision for virtual care, one that emphasizes scalability, accessibility, and clinical impact. Learn the strategies Mercy population health leaders used to scale the reach of care management 10x without adding new staff, resulting in a 59% reduction in heart failure ED visits, 30% reduction in COPD ED visits, and an over $200 reduction in PMPM costs.

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