August 26, 2016
Healthcare as we have known it doesn’t work cooperatively, which is one reason it costs way too much, according to Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, president emeritus and senior fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and co-originator of the term the Triple Aim. Berwick spoke with The American Journal of Managed Care as it publishes reports on Aligning Forces for Quality, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
August 24, 2016
In 2006, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched Aligning Forces for Quality, which sought to improve the quality of healthcare using a regional approach. Findings on this massive undertaking, introduced by Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, former CMS administrator, reaffirm both the importance and challenge of implementing healthcare reform.
August 17, 2016
As the nation's largest pharmacy benefit managers leave more therapies off formularies, some ask: are patients harmed? A new review in The American Journal of Managed Care, covering 26 studies about drug exclusions, found that most policies saved money without fallout for patients-but there were some exceptions.
August 05, 2016
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, who served as FDA Commissioner and CMS Administrator, will be the keynote speaker at the fall meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, presented by The American Journal of Managed Care. The meeting will be October 20-21, 2016, in Philadelphia.
Physician-Led Point of Care Medication Delivery Yields Up to 30% Improvement In Key Medication Adherence
July 18, 2016
Point of care medication delivery also led to improved levels of patient satisfaction, according to the study from The University of Miami.
July 11, 2016
The American Journal of Managed Care’s annual issue on health information technology, which appears each December, has become one of the most anticipated publications of the year. Submissions for this year’s issue, being edited by Joshua R. Vest, PhD, MPH, are due August 1, 2016.
July 02, 2016
In the most recent Web-based session of The American Journal of Managed Care’s ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, speakers examined 3 practice transformation models.
June 27, 2016
What is the best way to measure quality care in cancer? As explored in the current issue of Evidence-Based Oncology, it depends on who you ask, and which tools are used to evaluate care.
June 22, 2016
The American Journal of Managed Care presents two new installments in its multistakeholder Peer Exchange video series. The first addresses screening and treatment for diabetic macular edema, and the second discusses several important new studies on optimal treatment in type 2 diabetes, including cardiovascular outcomes of empagliflozin.
June 18, 2016
“Secret shopper” calls to clinics over first year tracked primary care appointments for Healthy Michigan Plan and private insurance. Results were published this week in The American Journal of Managed Care.