Tag Archives: chronic disease

Provide customized care options patients can embrace

With the high costs and risks to patients’ health associated with chronic disease it makes sense to prioritize actions aimed at managing or improving the condition. But what if a patient isn’t inclined to accept the recommendations? Can you still work to improve care and financial outcomes? With predictive analytics you can. By combining not […]
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Improving health care outcomes through patient engagement

“Anytime you have a patient that’s more engaged and involved in their care, your outcomes are better.” That’s a quote from Judy Herrington, who has 30 years’ experience in the health care field and serves as the vice president of nursing, medicine services at Parkland Hospital in Texas. Her front-line observation echoes the results of […]
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What’s driving your pharmacy costs?

Increased demand for prescription drugs, expensive specialty medicines, price inflation and widespread chronic illness are causing a greater strain on health plan and patient pharmacy resources. To more effectively manage these costs, plans need to understand the drivers of their trend, identify actionable data and consider a multi-pronged approach to control spend while deriving value. […]
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Combining high-tech and high-touch with care guides

The previous blog post focused on how Minneapolis-based HealthEast applied data and analytics from Optum One to get great care management results. This final blog in the three-part series will show how care management is making a difference in patient lives. One relatively new element to care coordination that HealthEast put into practice was certified […]
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Simplifying care coordination for high-risk patients

The previous blog post in this series introduced, HealthEast, a Minneapolis health system using data and analytics to drive success in their medical home care management. This post will discuss how the system applied data and analytics to get great results. For their care coordination and reporting needs, HealthEast decided to install Optum One, a […]
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Using data and analytics for care management in medical homes

Less than five years ago, a Minneapolis-based health system went all-in to the medical home model, with great results. The HealthEast Care System is the largest health care provider in the East Metro area of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. In addition to its four hospitals, HealthEast runs 14 primary care clinics, a variety of specialty care […]
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