The American Journal of Accountable Care > June 2019

The American Journal of Accountable Care - June 2019

June 10, 2019 – Daniel Carey, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia is currently focused on creating a collaborative, data-informed process to reduce the use of low-value services and care and better serve patients.
June 11, 2019 – Megan N. Whittet, MPH; Traci R. Capesius, MPH; Heather G. Zook, MA; and Paula A. Keller, MPH
Addressing tobacco use is an important health system role. This process evaluation discusses facilitators and barriers to implementing systems changes to improve tobacco treatment delivery.
June 11, 2019 – Yunfeng Shi, PhD; Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD; and Alejandro Amill-Rosario, MPH
The authors discuss health information technology in the context of health systems, the potential harm of electronic health record vendor consolidation, and overcoming barriers in providers’ experience.
June 12, 2019 – Laura Joszt, MA
The concept of value is well known among health policy experts, the payer community, and policy makers, but patients do not necessarily have the same idea of what value means.
June 12, 2019 – Gwen Darien, BA, Executive Vice President, Patient Advocacy and Engagement, National Patient Advocate Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation
Ensuring that patients get high-value care is critical, but value can have different meanings to patients and providers. It is important to know what matters to patients and to use language that reflects those values.
June 12, 2019 – John P. Keats, MD, National Medical Director for Affordability and Specialty Partnerships, Cigna
Working together to reduce low-value care, stakeholders can help eliminate wasteful spending and deliver on their goal to improve the health of Americans by delivering higher-quality care at lower cost.
June 13, 2019 – Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP
Clinician burnout is currently a public health epidemic that is threatening the quality and safety of healthcare. Solutions for action by healthcare systems are offered.
June 18, 2019 – Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD
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