Barbara Tofani Outlines Best Practices and Mistakes of Care Coordination

May 22, 2018


Using technology and collected data can greatly improve care coordination, but some low-tech options, like better team communication and involving the patient are also important, explained Barbara Tofani, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, administrative director of the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.

Future Promise, Existing Challenges of Using Technology to Improve Care Delivery

May 18, 2018


While technology continues to improve, healthcare has not always been quick to keep up with changes. Panelists at The American Journal of Managed Care®’s Accountable Care Delivery Congress highlight the ways their organizations are using technology to improve care.

Pamela Tobias Discusses Pulling Data from EHRs to Improve Processes

May 15, 2018


Pulling data out of an electronic health record (EHR) to be analyzed can be difficult because that’s not what these systems were typically created to do, said Pamela Tobias, MS, RHIA, CHDA, administrator of oncology services at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Dr Mark Friedberg: Clinician Burnout and Reorganization of the Practice

May 07, 2018


Practice reorganization can worsen clinician burnout, explained Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP, senior natural scientist and director of the Boston office at RAND Corporation, who also discussed his solutions for addressing burnout in the practice.

Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Advance Care and Make Meaning of Data

May 03, 2018


Artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-enabled devices are already making their way into the market and should be able to help make meaning of data in order to improve care delivery, said speakers at the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress.

Dr Mark Soberman on the Importance of Communication Among Integrated Care Teams

May 01, 2018


Communication is critical in providing integrated, comprehensive care, said Mark Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS, former president of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC).

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—CMS' Health IT Guidance and Other Health News

April 28, 2018


Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast.

This Week in Managed Care: April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018


This week, the top managed care stories included an announcement from CMS of creating direct provider contracting, plus a broad set of proposed rules for health information technology; new recommendations to improve postpartum care; a look at future competition among specialty drugs.

ONC's Rucker Discusses Solutions to Healthcare's Technology Challenges

April 26, 2018


There are 3 major components in the 21st Century Cures Act that will fix the technology challenges facing healthcare and accountable care organizations (ACOs), said Don Rucker, national coordinator of health information technology (IT) in HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, at the spring 2018 conference of the National Association of ACOs.

Dr Kathleen Blake Discusses the Impact Healthcare Industry Changes Have on Burnout

April 23, 2018


Recent changes in the healthcare industry can both contribute to and exacerbate clinician burnout, but can also improve the situation, said Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, vice president for Performance Improvement at the American Medical Association.