The American Journal of Managed Care > March 2012

The American Journal of Managed Care - March 2012

March 16, 2012 – Jay P. Bae, PhD; Paul P. Dobesh, PharmD; Donald G. Klepser, PhD, MBA; Johnna D. Anderson, MS; Anthony J. Zagar, MS; Patrick L. McCollam, PharmD; and Molly E. Tomlin, MS
In this database analysis, greater adherence was observed for once-daily dosing compared with twice-daily dosing with chronic-use prescription medications used by patients with cardiovascular disease.
March 16, 2012 – Daniel D. Maeng, PhD; Jove Graham, PhD; Thomas R. Graf, MD; Joshua N. Liberman, PhD; Nicholas B. Dermes, BS; Janet Tomcavage, RN, MSN; Duane E. Davis, MD; Frederick J. Bloom Jr, MD, MMM; and Glenn D. Steele Jr, MD, PhD
ProvenHealth Navigator, Geisinger's version of advanced patient-centered medical homes, is associated with significant savings in total cost of care over time.
March 16, 2012 – Joanne Spetz, PhD; James F. Burgess, Jr, PhD; and Ciaran S. Phibbs, PhD
This paper reports findings from a qualitative analysis of US Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals on factors affecting success in implementing 2 information technology systems.
March 19, 2012 – Ranjit Singh, MD; Diana Anderson, EdM; Elizabeth McLean-Plunkett, MA; Ron Brooks, BS; Angela Wisniewski, PharmD; Nikhil Satchidanand, PhD; and Gurdev Singh, PhD
Self-empowering team resource management, when aided by information technology, appears to help reduce adverse drug events in primary care offices.
March 06, 2012 – John G. Hou, PhD; Patricia Murphy, MPH; Andrew W. Tang, MS; Nikhil Khandelwal, PhD; Ian Duncan, FSA, FIA, FCIA, MAAA; and Cheryl L. Pegus, MD, MPH
Online prescription management accounts may help promote medication adherence, as utilizing patients had a higher proportion of days covered than nonusers.
March 06, 2012 – J. Frank Wharam, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH; and Jonathan P. Weiner, DrPH
Healthcare forecasting could facilitate personalized insurance benefit design and clinical decision support systems, although increased socioeconomic disparities could result from selective disease management programs.
March 07, 2012 – Bruce Feinberg, DO; and Jeffrey Scott, MD
Dawn Holcombe's recent article in Journal of Oncology Practice/The American Journal of Managed Care joint issue, entitled Oncology Managed Programs for Payers and Physicians: Evaluating Current Models and Diagnosing Successful Strategies for Payers and Physicians is addressed.
March 07, 2012 – Douglass L. Leslie, PhD; and Robert Rosenheck, MD
The majority of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications in state Medicaid programs are taking these agents for off-label indications.
March 07, 2012 – Palmira Bernocchi, BsC, PhD; Simonetta Scalvini, MD; Caterina Tridico, MD; Gabriella Borghi, BEcon; Paolo Zanaboni, Eng PhD; Cristina Masella, Eng PhD; Fulvio Glisenti, MD; and Maurizio Marzegalli, MD
The TELEMACO project successfully used telemedicine to establish a healthcare continuity from hospital to territory in remote areas of the Lombardy region of Italy.
March 07, 2012 – Deepika Mohan, MD, MPH; Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS; Matthew R. Rosengart, MD, MPH; Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP; and Kenneth J. Smith, MD, MS
To set priorities for quality improvement in trauma triage, we compared the cost-effectiveness of current practice with interventions to improve physician adherence to clinical guidelines.
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