December 2016

Evaluating the Efficacy of a Bundled Chronic Condition Management Program

December 16, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

A chronic disease management company presents promising preliminary results from their remote intensive behavioral counseling intervention, aimed at addressing type 2 diabetes.

Treating Behavioral Health Disorders in an Accountable Care Organization

December 16, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Integrating behavioral and physical health services within an accountable care organization offers a significant opportunity to address both behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders, as well as to improve outcomes and reduce costs.

The Impact of Health Information Technologies on Patient Satisfaction

December 15, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Health information technologies can be implemented without impact on patient satisfaction. The lacking synergistic relationship should be concerning to stakeholders for optimizing costs and quality.

Quality in Healthcare and National Quality Awards

December 14, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Hospitals receiving national quality awards showed better performance in selected outcomes variables compared with hospitals that had not received these awards.

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Prevents Symptomatic Influenza and Reduces Hospitalizations

December 14, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

In a presentation at the 6th Annual Live Meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition™, hosted by The American Journal of Managed Care® on October 20-21, 2016, Ayman Chit, PhD, presented results from multiple clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of Fluzone High-Dose vaccine.

Tobacco Control in Accountable Care: Working Toward Optimal Performance

December 14, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Accountable care organizations are well positioned to leverage a significant impact on tobacco control. A review of the changing landscape of tobacco use can help optimize performance.