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A new paper in JCO Precision Oncology evaluated the impact of the support provided by a decision support team on clinical decision making and trial enrollment.
Patients using secure online messaging to communicate with their healthcare providers about their type 2 diabetes (T2D) demonstrated improved clinical outcomes, according to a new study.
This Week in Managed Care: September 22, 2017
This week, the top managed care stories included a new direction for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; a bipartisan group of governors spoke out against the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act; and the World Health Organization warned that antibiotics currently being developed were not enough to fight antibiotic-resistant infections.
The legislation known as Graham-Cassidy represents the last chance to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Here are 5 components that make it different from other proposed repeal bills.
In their letter, the directors said the bill would result in "the largest intergovernmental transfer of financial risk from the federal government to the states in our country’s history."
Dan Todd on Certainty and Uncertainty in the Healthcare Industry
While the ongoing healthcare debate in Congress creating a lot of uncertainty among the healthcare industry, there are areas of certainty and optimism, said Dan Todd, JD, principal at Todd Strategy.
Coverage of our peer-reviewed research in the healthcare and mainstream press.
More work is needed to understand the connections between premature births and birth defects, researchers said.
Authors of the study say the technology exists to screen seniors with type 2 diabetes and identify those at risk of a fracture.
Occupations related to potential noxious airborne agents are related to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to recent research.
Dr Michael Kolodziej on the Transition to Value-Based Payments
Despite the politics involved in healthcare, it seems unlikely that the industry to going to stop its migration toward more accountability for quality, said Michael Kolodziej, MD, national medical director of managed care strategy at Flatiron Health.
Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is known to cause painful gastrointestinal symptoms, but a new study of Swedish patients finds that it is also associated with an increased risk of cancer.
Kim Woofter: Data at Point of Care Necessary for Success in Value-Based Models
As the healthcare industry moves more toward value-based payments, practices have a real need for data that is usable and can help them succeed in new payment models, Kim Woofter, executive vice president of strategic alliances and practice innovation at the Advanced Centers for Cancer Care, explained at OncoCloud '17, held by Flatiron Health September 16-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The latest version of the free app offers patients a simple color-coding system to track their blood sugar status, as well as an easy way to share data with their physicians and perhaps their health plan.
An experienced market watcher who has diabetes predicts the key to success will come down to one factor: ease of use.
A multi-layered partnership with the American Association of Diabetes Educators is just one of the strategic steps in the past year for WellDoc, which offers a suite of digital diabetes products, including one with an insulin bolus calculator.
The chief medical officer of Omada Health discusses a transition from one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to a digital health provider, and from treating chronic disease to preventing it.
The authors examined the effect of narrow network plan selection on beneficiaries’ outpatient visits and outpatient out-of-pocket expenditures in the 2014 nongroup health insurance market.
New statin prescriptions at the Veterans Health Administration were reviewed using a cross-sectional study design. Statins were frequently prescribed outside of guideline recommendations.
An evaluation of the use of predictive modeling for primary care resource allocation demonstrated reduced spending and improved quality and patient experience for publicly insured adults.
This study examined the early impacts of closing the donut hole in Medicare Part D.
To promote future partnerships among colleges of pharmacy and accountable care organizations, this article describes several initial challenges to partnership formation, including those related to agenda setting and resource utilization.
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