AJMC® in the Press, January 11, 2019

Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the healthcare and mainstream press.

An article from CISOMAG centered around a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) about data breaches. The study, “Understanding the Relationship Between Data Breaches and Hospital Advertising Expenditures,” found that breached hospitals were associated with significantly higher advertising expenditures in the 2 years after the breach, and efforts to repair the hospital’s image and minimize patient loss are potential drivers of the increased spending.

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News’ article on health information exchange cited an AJMC® study, “Drivers of Health Information Exchange Use During Postacute Care Transitions,” that determined that health information exchange offers significant potential to address unmet informational needs during transitions between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. They also concluded that workflow barriers and design limitations currently limit value.

Business Standard mentioned an article from AJMC® in its article on migraine. The AJMC® article, “Sleep Disorders, Particularly Insomnia, Impact Migraine Prevalence,” reported on study findings that patients with sleep disorders were more frequently diagnosed with migraine compared with patients without sleep disorders. The article also reported that a survival analysis showed that sleep disorder positively correlated with diagnosis of migraine.

Wednesday’s Value Based Payment Bulletin highlighted a study published in this month’s issue of AJMC®. In the study, “Alternative Payment Models and Hospital Engagement in Health Information Exchange,” researchers concluded that alternative payment models (APMs) introduce value-based incentives for greater hospital health information exchange (HIE) engagement. They found that APM participation is associated with lower HIE volume and greater HIE diversity, breadth, and depth.

Three articles from AJMC® were included in the National Pharmaceutical Council’s Wednesday CER Daily Newsfeed. The article “How are ACOs Using Segmentation to Manage High-Need, High-Cost Patients?” covered a report that found no consistent set of subgroups for high-need, high-cost patients managed by accountable care organizations but did suggest methods by which segmenting the sickest and most costly patients could help drive improved outcomes. The article “Using Precision Medicine to Treat the Long Arc of Disease” reported on comments from panelists regarding progress with precision medicine at the 37th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, held January 7-10 in San Francisco, California, and the article “New Drug Entry Versus Existing Product Inflation: What’s Driving Rising US Drug Costs?” covered a study that examined the driving force behind increasing drug costs in the United States.