For select patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, an academic urban hospital implemented an observation pathway that incorporated mobile health technology, reducing hospital length of stay by more than 2 days.
Jodi Fenner, senior director at Elevance Health, speaks on the key themes she presented during her session at the 2023 Health Equity Summit in San Diego, California, titled, "Promoting Health Equity through Primary Care."
Patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage had better outcomes and lower cost following skilled nursing facility (SNF) discharge than patients enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare.
The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between inpatient opioid receipt and care experiences of women hospitalized for vaginal delivery.
The authors identified consensus-based promoters of clinical inertia in managing hypertension. Policy makers should address these promoters to improve health-related outcomes in hypertension.
Mobile health (mHealth) and a patient activation program could serve as a model for improving health outcomes for patients in outpatient clinical settings by decreasing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk score.
Russell Rotondo, MD, FACC, medical director of clinical strategy and innovation for cardiology at Cohere Health, discusses the myriad positive ways utilization management programs can have an impact on patient outcomes in cardiovascular care.
At the heart of a defensive strategy against ransomware and other cybersecurity risks is a cloud-based approach to protecting data.
Major databases were systematically searched for articles reporting on pharmaceutical care services for patients with diabetes, and 86 pharmaceutical care services were qualitatively synthesized.
These study results are the first to demonstrate randomized evidence that a personalized neoantigen approach could be beneficial for patients with cancer.
The authors describe a novel training program for death certifiers in Pennsylvania, which has been designed to specifically focus on some of the main challenges in the death certification process and resulted in a useful model that can potentially be adopted by other states or municipalities.
This retrospective claims analysis found that concomitant joint disease in psoriasis is associated with greater health care resource utilization and health care costs than psoriasis alone.
The CMS Star Ratings may be of limited value for patients choosing hospitals for specific care needs.
The authors interrogate elements of routine medical practice in New York City to argue for reforms of hospital culture through relational trust-building capabilities of community health workers.
Panelists conclude the discussion with personal insight into the promising future of Alzheimer disease treatment.
This article evaluates the immediate and long-term efficacy of a group multidisciplinary program for chronic opioid analgesic therapy cessation in the setting of chronic, noncancer pain.
Optimizing utilization of sacubitril/valsartan for treatment of heart failure could improve provider performance in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
The authors provide steps hospitals can take to align their care delivery model to effectively meet the demands of a public health crisis such as the current pandemic.
This article describes the challenges associated with aggregating and reporting quality data via electronic health records and discusses corresponding policy solutions.
Medicare Part D low-income subsidies alone are insufficient to improve the uptake and equitable use of high-cost, orally administered antimyeloma therapy.
Mortality risk stratification can identify patients at higher risk of mortality and readmissions for prevention strategies. Other patients should be the focus of length-of-stay reduction strategies.
Opioid utilization management in Medicare was associated with mixed effects on opioid prescribing, and prior authorization was associated with a decreased likelihood of subsequent overdose.
An immune-mediated relationship between the brain and skin has been hypothesized in previous studies about psoriasis.
We examine the incidence and impact of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy on clinical and economic outcomes in women with metastatic breast cancer initiating intravenous paclitaxel/nab-paclitaxel.
Because of its often slowly progressive nature, dementia is often included among chronic disease management programs. Yet, for many reasons, its management demands different approaches.
Jeffrey Turner, MD; Nihar R. Desai, MD, MPH; and Om P. Ganda, MD, provide closing thoughts on the future of cardiorenal metabolic syndrome management.