Healthcare Business Weekly Update, August 31, 2020
August 31, 2020  Vol. XII, No. 13
Free Download: Patient Engagement in 2019: Positive Payoffs from Patients Activated in Their Healthcare

The perennial challenge for healthcare organizations as they continue to develop and refine programs aimed at improving healthcare quality while reducing costs is engaging patients in these initiatives. Actively engaged patients have been shown to have lower costs and improved outcomes. The percentage of healthcare organizations with a formal patient engagement program inched slightly higher between 2017 and 2019 with 75 percent reporting they have a formal program in 2019, compared with 71 percent in 2017, according to the Patient Engagement Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Download this free HINtelligence report for more data on the leading methods to identify/risk stratify patients for engagement initiatives, the most common barrier to patient engagement success, the impact of patient engagement on quality metrics, care plan and medication adherence and overall healthcare spend and much more.

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  1. 2020 Hospital Operating Margins Down 96 Percent Through July

  2. CMS Releases Additional Frequently Asked Questions on the Treatment of Coronavirus Disease Relief Payments on the Medicare Cost Report

  3. Profiting from Population Health Revenue in an ACO: Framework for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS Success

  4. The COVID-19 Recession's Effect on Health Insurance Coverage

  5. COVID-19 Outcomes by Race

  6. Infographic: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Community Health and Reduce Costs

  7. Social Determinants and Population Health: Redesigning Care Management to Bridge Clinical and Non-Medical Services

  8. New Chart: What Are the Leading Technologies Supporting Care Coordination Programs?

  9. Telephonic and Community-Based Care Coordination Model: An Early Engagement Approach for Medicaid Managed Care

  10. Why Timely Referrals Are Vital for Heart Failure Patients

  11. Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management

  12. Steps Outlined To Reduce the Risk of Stroke During, After Heart Surgery

  13. Low Health Literacy May Be a Risk Factor for Postoperative Infection

  14. Too Many COVID-19 Patients Get Unneeded "Just in Case" Antibiotics

  15. Care Coordination in 2019: Telephonic Interventions Drive Improvements in Clinical Outcomes and Care Quality

  16. Care Coordination of Highest-Risk Patients: Business Case for Managing Complex Populations

  17. eHI and CDT Release Draft Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data

  18. HHS Distributes $2.5 Billion to Nursing Homes for COVID-19 Relief Funding

  19. Fewer Patients Seeking Stroke Care During COVID-19

  20. Allina Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Commit to Landmark Value-based Contract in Minnesota

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