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November 13, 2015
Recommendations from primary care Meaningful Use "exemplars" are that clinical quality measures likely to improve outcomes should be evidence-based, high priority, actionable, and minimize burden.
November 10, 2015
Clinicians consider a number of patient predisposing and enabling characteristics not typically available in clinical data systems when selecting high-risk patients for care management.
Assessments of self-care capacity and other measures were the most precise ways to identify individuals who could be classified as chronically ill, in their status as the highest users, both individually and collectively, of homecare services.
Antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infections that are largely viral remains common. Macrolide use has increased since 2007, and 9% of patients received a second antibiotic within 30 days.
November 05, 2015
This study compared the requesting patterns for acute phase markers from primary care departments in different institutions in Spain.
October 30, 2015
By enrolling selected high-risk elderly patients into the intervention, then empowering and educating them, this study successfully reduced hospital readmission rates.
October 09, 2015
An analysis of the healthcare industry shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement and how this change creates a more holistic approach to patient care.
As reimbursement shifts toward value-based payments, patient experience measures should play a pivotal role in how we measure quality.
Integrated Medicare and Medicaid managed care may not sufficiently address the problems of inefficiency and fragmentation in care for hospitalized dual eligible enrollees.
Results suggest that this scalable model of Hospital at Home is safe, feasible, highly satisfactory, and may be associated with substantial reductions in hospital readmissions.
This study examined patterns of medication adherence after a reduction in medication co-payment amount among privately insured patients living in racially diverse neighborhoods.
TRENDS FROM THE FIELD
Gaps in accountable care measure sets can be addressed efficiently using priority measure types and innovative approaches to measurement.
Medical assistants trained as health coaches substantially improved patient-reported primary care under the Chronic Care model measured by the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care.