The effects of climate change threaten decades of healthcare progress, and health leaders have a responsibility to help reduce energy consumption and frame the crisis as a health issue instead of a scientific or political one, according to a report published by the Lancet /UCL Commission on Health and Climate Change.
As healthcare leaders devote increasing attention to the issue of population health management, it's become clear that their diverse efforts share certain common principles, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
As patient-centered medical homes gain steam, a new report reinforces the fact that the model's mission of lowering costs and improving access to care relies on the use of peer support from community health workers.
Environmentally friendly hospital redesigns, once considered just a bonus, are increasingly necessary within the healthcare industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
The market for care coordination software is expected to expand at a 26.1 percent compound annual growth rate between 2015 and 2020, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
Virginia Commonwealth University is embarking on an initiative to test how big data can help improve population health on the other side of the U.S.
Electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) from electronic health records will be "invaluable" for monitoring clinical conditions, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Healthcare leaders have a lot to accomplish as the industry moves from a volume-based model to a value-based one and as patient safety and care quality become more important than ever, but providers must safeguard against "improvement fatigue" during this process, futurist Ian Morrison writes for Hospitals & Health Networks.
Population health management is a vital part of an insurer's overarching goal to lower costs and improve quality care. At Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, population health means partnering with providers to offer valuable claims information to help them better manage patients with expensive chronic conditions. To learn more about how Horizon has successfully managed its population's health, FierceHealthPayer spoke with Steven Peskin, Horizon's senior medical director for clinical innovations.
Humana has its eyes set on a healthy task: To make the communities it serves 20 percent healthier by 2020. The insurer plans to move from its traditional role of having an episodic relationship with its members to a role that focuses on getting people healthy, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard wrote in a guest post for Forbes.