Population Health Management

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Reasons to be skeptical about the value of private exchanges

Though private health insurance exchanges haven risen in popularity in recent years, not everyone is convinced that they are the consumer-friendly benefits solution they're cracked up to be.

Hospitals can bridge cultural differences through population health

The shift away from physician-led care and toward patient-focused care means that hospitals and healthcare institutions must embrace population health as a core value and as a means of improving outcomes and eliminating health disparities in their communities, argues a Forbes column.

3 ways to make nurses more culturally competent

Cultural competency is a non-negotiable skill in today's hospital landscape, and nurses--who can make a significant impact as members of the healthcare team--have much to learn about the topic, according to  Minority Nurse.

Population health management: Survey finds too many hospitals drag their feet

The healthcare industry at large agrees that improved population health management is vital to the future of healthcare, but a new  survey  from Numerof & Associates shows hospitals have a lot more to accomplish in this area.

Real population health management takes flexible, innovative leaders

Population health management requires contributions from everyone in a healthcare organization, but there are several steps hospital leaders must take to ensure the initiative is successful, according to a column from  Executive Insight.

Hospital-sponsored health plans: Why now may be the right time to launch

More and more hospitals are offering their own health plans, but success may hinge on the timing of the launch, according to Paul Keckley, Ph.D., managing director for the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

Technology, analytics boost population health management at Geisinger [Q&A]

In a recent interview with FierceHealthIT, Eric Newman, M.D., vice-chair for clinical innovations in the Geisinger's division of medicine, and Chanin Wendling, director of Geisinger in Motion, discuss how each entity takes advantage of technology and innovation to close care gaps and improve results.

Healthcare quality improvement programs don't eliminate racial disparities

Despite some improvements, racial disparities affecting black and Hispanic patients persist in U.S. surgical outcomes, even at hospitals participating in a national program aimed at quality improvement, according to a study published in the Annals of Surgery.

Hospitals 'prescribe' food to patients who face food insecurity

Some hospitals have taken to "prescribing" food for patients who face food insecurity, according to  U.S. News & World Report.

Coordinated care, data-sharing help ACO partnership exceed quality goals

An accountable care organization operated by a Wisconsin health system and UnitedHealthcare performed above its care quality goals in the first year of the three-year partnership, due in large part to improved care coordination and data-sharing, according to a new report from UnitedHealthcare.