HIIT Improves Cardiorespiratory Fitness More Than Low-Intensity Exercise, Review Says

September 26th 2021, 12:00pm


For patients with heart failure and cardiovascular disease, high intensity interval training has a greater positive effect on cardiorespiratory fitness than moderate intensity continuous training.

What's Next After OCM? Possibly a Gap and Something Mandatory, Experts Predict

September 25th 2021, 1:01pm


With the Oncology Care Model (OCM) slated to end in 2022, the successor model is still not in place. According to panelists, there is likely going to be a gap after OCM ends and the new model begins, but more importantly, practices should prepare for the new model to be mandatory.

Dr Kashyap Patel: OCM Should Continue During the Pandemic

September 24th 2021, 9:26pm


The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is scheduled to end in just a few months, but with no new model in place to succeed it and practices still struggling during the pandemic, OCM should continue in its current form, said Kashyap Patel, MD, CEO of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associations, current president of the Community Oncology Alliance, and co-chair of Patient-Centered Oncology Care®.

Addressing Disparities Starts With Engaging the Community

September 24th 2021, 3:45pm


In the opening sessions at the Patient-Centered Oncology Care® conference, held September 23-24 both virtually and in Nashville, Tennessee, speakers focused on addressing disparities by getting involved and engaged with the community.

Dr Jeff Patton Outlines How Community Oncology Is a Low-Cost, High-Quality Provider

September 24th 2021, 12:30pm


Having the option of receiving care in their community instead of a large hospital located hours away is not only a benefit for many patients, but research is showing community oncology practices are a low-cost, high-quality provider of care, explained Jeff Patton, MD, executive chairman of Tennessee Oncology and CEO of OneOncology.

Understanding Psychographics and How All Health Care Behavior Is Local

September 24th 2021, 11:56am


On the opening day of Patient-Centered Oncology Care, Robert Groves, MD, of Banner | Aetna, discussed the use of psychographics to predict health behavior in local populations.

Dr Elizabeth Kwo on the Expanding Use of Remote Patient Monitoring

September 23rd 2021, 7:00pm


Remote patient monitoring includes urgent care uses, long-term monitoring to help keep patients with cancer out of the hospital by monitoring the effects of oncology treatment at home, and even voice monitoring to check for altered mental status, said Elizabeth Kwo, MD, MBA, MPH, the deputy chief clinical officer at Anthem BCBS, and a speaker at the 10th anniversary of Patient-Centered Oncology Care® conference.

Spotlighting Pandemic-Related Challenges, Data-Driven Solutions for Payers

September 21st 2021, 3:30pm


On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we address how delays in routine care and other aspects of the pandemic are affecting payer organizations today, and how technology innovations like natural language processing can work to empower key initiatives in population health and beyond.

Encourage Further SGLT2 Inhibitor Treatment for Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Expert Says

September 20th 2021, 2:23pm


New data from the CREDENCE trial shows that the sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor canagliflozin may reduce hyperkalemia risk in people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease who are using RAAS inhibitors.

Contributor: The Price of Mental Wellness

September 19th 2021, 1:00pm


Considering the personal, societal, and economic toll of treatment-resistant depression, we must make it easier to access medicines and care that provide value, both for the patient and for the health care system.