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Decision Support Tools in Benefit-Plan Design and Enrollment: The Compelling Advantages for Enrollees and Plan Sponsors

>Decision Support Tools in Benefit-Plan Design and Enrollment: The Compelling Advantages for Enrollees and Plan Sponsors
Healthcare choices, costs, and complexities are overwhelming virtually all employees who face important life decisions. Today, a new breed of decision support tools presents an unprecedented opportunity to engage and empower employees as healthcare consumers. Employees who use these tools are more likely to make “better fit” choices that increase their satisfaction and lower costs for employee and employer alike. Discover the effectiveness of decision support tools and how to encourage their use in this new white paper.

Patient Registries: The Track to Better Quality Healthcare

Patient Registries: The Track to Better Quality Healthcare
Patient registries are clinical information systems physicians use to identify and track patients with a defined disease or condition. And it’s no wonder why healthcare providers are using them — in addition to creating realistic views of clinical practices, patient outcomes, safety and comparative effectiveness and supporting evidence development and decision-making, patient registries are associated with improved care for patients with chronic diseases. Learn more about the types of registries that organizations are using and the impact these registries have on patient care.

Attitude and Cultural Change Needed for Physician Practice Redesign

Dr. Lonnie Fuller
A cultural change must be at the heart of any practice transformation, says Dr. Lonnie E. Fuller, medical director for the Pennsylvania Medicaid ACCESS Plus PCCM-DM Program. Dr. Fuller describes the attitude shifts that must occur and the enhanced patient experience that can result from a practice redesign. Even a practice that lacks sophisticated technology can make some basic improvements, he says, citing a free downloadable disease registry tool that can function as a data repository. Hear Dr. Fuller describe these changes and a simple registry to help move this change along.

Patient Flow Logistics and Tracking Software Solving Patient Throughput and Capacity Challenges

Patient Flow Logistics and Tracking Software Solving Patient Throughput and Capacity Challenges
While the clinical outcome of the patient stay is the most critical component of a patient’s experience with the healthcare provider, the other crucial aspect is the process by which the patient moves through the hospital. Regardless of how capable the clinician or advanced the medical technology, patients will perceive their care to be substandard when delays and clumsy interdepartmental handoffs occur. Inefficient handoffs also have a negative impact on other stakeholders — the family, the providers, the staff, and the executive team. Discover what is needed to manage the patient flow process in this white paper.

Preparedness and the Force of Law: Plans for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

Preparedness and the Force of Law: Plans for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
A white paper on the legal implications of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HDPS-21), Sarbanes-Oxley (SAR-OX) and Federal False Claims (FFC) legislation. All critical infrastructure industries identified in the National Response Plan and the National Incident Management System have similar HSPD’s. The correlations made regarding HSPD-21 apply to all critical infrastructure industries. Learn more about these legal implications when you download this white paper.

Building a Diabetes Medical Home: The Impact on Practice Work Flow, Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Costs

Dr. James BarrIn another validation of the benefits of the patient-centered medical home model, a unique data exchange between the largest insurer in New Jersey and an 850-physician organization resulted in a member-specific profile for each diabetes patient accessible at the point of care. Partners in Care Medical Director Dr. James Barr describes the fine points of the one-year pilot that joined the disease management efforts of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey with those of Partners in Care physicians to dramatically improve compliance levels and clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes. Listen to Dr. Barr's comments online.

The Medical Home Disruptive Innovation for a New Primary Care Model

The Medical Home Disruptive Innovation for a New Primary Care Model
The Medical Home: Disruptive Innovation for a New Primary Care Model examines medical home models, their savings potential, and the implications for policymakers and key industry stakeholders. The paper also offers compelling arguments in favor of medical home adoption. Read these implications and savings potentials from medical homes.