Healthcare Business Weekly Update, February 26, 2018
February 26, 2018  Vol. IX, No. 44
Sponsored by: Telemedicine Across the Care Continuum: Boosting Health Clinic Revenue and Closing Care Gaps

The six-year-old telehealth program at Essentia Health, Minnesota's largest rural healthcare provider, provides over 30 telehealth services at more than 40 sites to expand access to care for its rural patients while improving quality and reducing costs.

During Telemedicine Across the Care Continuum: Boosting Health Clinic Revenue and Closing Care Gaps, a March 1, 2018 webinar, Maureen Ideker, RN, BSN, MBA, senior advisor for telehealth at Essentia Health, will provide a roadmap of the program's implementation, challenges and successes as well as details on its new key components. Click here to register or obtain more information.

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  1. HFMA: Most Healthcare Organizations Don't Leverage Social Determinants of Health Data

  2. CMS: Medicare Chronic Care Management Program Slowed Growth in Medicare Costs, Enhanced Support of Chronically Ill Patients

  3. Proactive Care Management in a Top-Performing ACO: Closing Quality and Care Gaps in High-Risk, High-Utilization Populations

  4. HHS Proposed Rule Would Change Duration, Options of Short-Term Insurance

  5. Remote Patient Monitoring at UPMC: Creating Early Warning Systems To Reduce Unplanned Healthcare Utilization

  6. HealthSounds Podcast: 3 Ways for ACOs to Generate Population Health Revenue While Awaiting Shared Savings

  7. New Chart: What Are the Greatest Challenges of Chronic Care Management?

  8. Downloadable HINnovation Profile: Social Determinants of Health Screenings Leverage Learnings from Existing Pilots

  9. Electronic Health Records Don't Reduce Administrative Costs, Says Duke-Harvard Business School Study

  10. Case Management Trends: More Care Team Integration; Face-to-Face Encounters Edge Out Telephonic

  11. Infographic: State Telehealth Laws and Medicaid Program Policies

  12. Guest Post: Real-Time Data Analytics Key to Decreasing Denial Rates, Saving Time and Lowering Costs

  13. Engaging Family Members in Care of Hospitalized Loved Ones Enhances Healing, Reduces Readmission Rates: Intermountain Healthcare Study

  14. 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Patient Engagement

  15. What Types of Hospitals Have Data Breaches? AJMC Study

  16. Centralized Care Management to Reduce Readmissions and Avoidable ED Visits in High-Risk Populations

  17. Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2018: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry

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