David A. Asch, 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.

Krisda H. Chaiyachati, 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.

Jason A. Fries, PhD


Investigating Real-world Consequences of Biases in Commonly Used Clinical Calculators

Clinical calculators that do not include demographic variables may be biased, and their equity should be understood in the context of clinical guidelines.

Kenneth A. Estrera, MD


Standardized Total Knee Arthroplasty Pathway Improves Outcomes in Minority Patients

In a minority-predominant patient population, a standardized pathway for total knee arthroplasty was associated with improved outcomes with no change in postoperative complication rates.

Aislinn Antrim


Osimertinib Demonstrates Overall Survival Benefit as Adjuvant Lung Cancer Treatment

Osimertinib (Tagrisso; AstraZeneca) now has shown a statistically significant and clinically meaningful overall survival benefit in both the early adjuvant and late-stage metastatic settings.

Katherine Honig


Patient Perspectives on Technology-Based Approaches to Social Needs Screening

Patients are essential stakeholders in designing systems to capture social needs. The authors present key findings from patient interviews regarding social needs screening through technology-based modalities.

Gita Krishnaswamy, MS


Assessing the Impact of Transplant Case Management on Clinical Outcomes

This article examines the effect of a transplant case management program on clinical outcomes following transplant surgery.

Deb Schoenthaler, MS


Contributor: Modern Medicine Meets House Calls—Caring for the Patient With Diabetes in 2020

Physicians agree that telehealth leads to better and more consistent patient care for patients and their families and provides many more touchpoints for patients with diabetes—all of which should continue after the pandemic in order to provide these patients with the best care going forward.

Theresa R. F. Dreyer, MPH


Trends in Sepsis and Pneumonia During COVID-19: Lessons From BPCIA

The authors analyzed cost and utilization changes for sepsis and pneumonia non–COVID-19 episodes prior to and during the pandemic, and during the pandemic for patients with and without COVID-19.

Mark Friedberg, MD


Patient-Centered Oncology Care: Impact on Utilization, Patient Experiences, and Quality

Practices implementing a patient-centered oncology care pilot had improved quality, but utilization and patient experiences did not differ from comparison practices.

Mary Beth Dyer, MPP


Value-Based Payment, the Safety Net, and Rethinking Risk

Safety-net providers can benefit from demonstrations of condition-specific and defined-scope-of-practice alternative payment models that account for the nonfinancial as well as financial risks that providers face.

Ryan Bosch, MD, FACP
Ryan Bosch, MD, FACP


Contributor: How to Remedy Low Health Literacy and Amplify SDOH Programs at Scale

Ryan Bosch, MD, FACP, founder and president of Socially Determined, outlines steps for improving health literacy.

Joseph P. Wroblewski, MBA


Behavior-Based Diabetes Management: Impact on Care, Hospitalizations, and Costs

The Diabetes Care Rewards program offers a business case for health plans to promote engagement through use of contingent incentives, thus improving health outcomes and lowering costs.

April A. Agne, MPH


Measuring Continuity of Care for Diabetes: Which Visits to Include?

This study examined how inclusion of different provider specialties affected Continuity of Care Index values, year-to-year stability, and association with emergency department visits.

Brian Arndt, MD


Collaborative Care Implementation: Lessons Learned

The authors drafted a “Shared Values of Collaborative Care” document with fundamental principles to make better group decisions in implementing collaborative care.

John McGoohan, DO


Managed Care COVID-19 Outcomes in a Population Health Program

Data from 38,193 patients showed that managed care patients have COVID-19 risk factors similar to those of the general population and that a population health program decreased mortality.

Kanchan Barve, MS, MBA


Transition-to-Dialysis Planning, Health Care Use, and Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

A planned transition to dialysis was associated with improved outcomes and lower mortality. These findings may inform care coordination policies for end-stage renal disease.

Creagh Milford, DO, MPH, FACOI


Contributor: Opportunities for Provider Engagement, Intervention, and Coordination Highlighted in CVS Health Study

As providers strive to deliver seamless, collaborative, and deeply engaging care, advances focused on treating the whole health of a person, wherever they are in their care journey, will be necessary as the health care system continues to evolve to meet the needs of patients and providers alike.

Romain Neugebauer, PhD


Inpatient-Outpatient Shared Electronic Health Records: Telemedicine and Laboratory Follow-up After Hospital Discharge

Using a seamlessly shared inpatient-outpatient electronic health record was associated with greater rates of postdischarge follow-up delivered through telemedicine or laboratory monitoring and without an in-person office visit.

Eric Watson, BS


Continuously Updated Forecasting of SARS-CoV-2 in a Regional Health System

This study presents a methodology for forecasting demand of COVID-19 on health resources in an integrated health system.

David Johnson, MD


Contemporary Care Patterns in the Management of Small Renal Masses

An investigation of management patterns after initial radiographic diagnosis of small renal masses showed that early urologist referral was associated with guideline-concordant care.

Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA


Medicare APMs at a Crossroads

To be sustainable and successful, Medicare alternative payment models (APMs) have to attract and retain high and low performers. That requires a different approach to pricing and evaluation.

Matteo Fabbri, MD


Patient-Centered Communication and Outcomes in Heart Failure

Among community patients living with heart failure, excellent and good patient-centered communication was associated with a reduced risk of death.

Carol Urato, MA


Primary Care Redesign and Care Fragmentation Among Medicare Beneficiaries

This article examines the association between a large-scale primary care redesign—the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative—and ambulatory care patterns of Medicare beneficiaries with highly fragmented care.

Stephen C. Dorner, MD, MPH, MSc


Patient Perceptions of In-home Urgent Care via Mobile Integrated Health

Comparing patients’ experiences with in-home urgent care from community paramedics vs urgent care provided in emergency departments, we found higher satisfaction among patients receiving in-home treatment.

Wyndy L. Wiitala, PhD


Endoscopist-Directed Sedation Rarely Fails: Implications for the Value of Anesthesia Assistance for Routine GI Endoscopy

Failed sedation for routine gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is extremely rare, warranting a return to endoscopist-directed sedation, rather than costly anesthesia-assisted sedation, as the default sedation standard.

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