Nina O’Connor, MD


An Accelerated Hospital Observation Pathway to Reduce Length of Stay for Patients With COVID-19

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


Contributor: Promoting Health Equity Through Primary Care

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."

Phil Painter, MD


Post-SNF Outcomes and Cost Comparison: Medicare Advantage vs Traditional Medicare

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.

Matthew Bair, MD, MS


Inpatient Opioid Receipt and Care Experiences for Vaginal Delivery

The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between inpatient opioid receipt and care experiences of women hospitalized for vaginal delivery.

Doaa Abu Saleh, MD


Promoters of Therapeutic Inertia in Managing Hypertension: A Consensus-Based Study

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.

Zane Alroshood, BSc


Type 2 Diabetes Patient Activation and mHealth Interventions Decreased Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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


Contributor: Improving Utilization Management Can Better Outcomes, Cut Costs in Cardiovascular Care

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.

Jiunn Lim


Managed Care Should Implement Cloud-Based Cybersecurity

At the heart of a defensive strategy against ransomware and other cybersecurity risks is a cloud-based approach to protecting data.

Sally Ramadan, PharmD


Pharmaceutical Care Services for Patients With Diabetes: A Systematic Scoping Review

Major databases were systematically searched for articles reporting on pharmaceutical care services for patients with diabetes, and 86 pharmaceutical care services were qualitatively synthesized.

Alana Hippensteele


Personalized mRNA Cancer Vaccine With Pembrolizumab Significantly Prolonged Recurrence Free Survival in Resected High-risk Melanoma

These study results are the first to demonstrate randomized evidence that a personalized neoantigen approach could be beneficial for patients with cancer.

Kelly A. Wolgast, DNP


A Multistakeholder Effort in Pennsylvania to Improve the Accuracy of Reporting Fatal Drug Overdoses

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.

Michelle Skornicki, MPH


Economic Burden of Joint Disease in Psoriasis: US Claims Analysis

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.

Jianhui Hu, PhD


Properties of the Overall Hospital Star Ratings and Consumer Choice

The CMS Star Ratings may be of limited value for patients choosing hospitals for specific care needs.

Paulette Spencer, MPH, MA


Community Health Workers’ Critical Role in Trust Building Between the Medical System and Communities of Color

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.

Michael Cantor, MD


The Promising Future of Alzheimer Disease Treatment

Panelists conclude the discussion with personal insight into the promising future of Alzheimer disease treatment.

Zhanette H. Coffee, MSN


Prolonged Cessation of Chronic Opioid Analgesic Therapy: A Multidisciplinary Intervention

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.

Joaquim Cristino, MSc


Sacubitril/Valsartan in Medicare Alternative Payment Models

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.

Nick Sutingco, MD


Service Line Care Delivery Model for COVID-19 Patient-Centric Care

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.

Jessica Walradt, MS, BA


Policy Solutions to Facilitate the New eCQM ACO Reporting and Advancement of Interoperability

This article describes the challenges associated with aggregating and reporting quality data via electronic health records and discusses corresponding policy solutions.

Leah L. Zullig, PhD, MPH


Association Between Low-Income Subsidies and Inequities in Orally Administered Antimyeloma Therapy Use

Medicare Part D low-income subsidies alone are insufficient to improve the uptake and equitable use of high-cost, orally administered antimyeloma therapy.

Jafar Dada, MD


Mortality Risk Stratification Can Predict Readmissions but Not Length of Stay

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.

Jeremy W. Bray, PhD


Association of Opioid Utilization Management With Prescribing and Overdose

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.

Giuliani Grossi


How Can Psoriasis, Depression Impact the Brain?

An immune-mediated relationship between the brain and skin has been hypothesized in previous studies about psoriasis.

Christina Larson Chebili, MA


Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Initiating Intravenous Paclitaxel/nab-Paclitaxel

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.

Leslie Chang Evertson, DNP, RN, GNP-BC


Chronic Disease Management: Why Dementia Care Is Different

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


Future of Cardiorenal Metabolic Syndrome Management

Jeffrey Turner, MD; Nihar R. Desai, MD, MPH; and Om P. Ganda, MD, provide closing thoughts on the future of cardiorenal metabolic syndrome management.

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