Tag Archives: Patient Satisfaction

Data access is key to closing care gaps

Advanced analytics can uncover gaps in care but unless that information is available to front line health care professionals the gaps will remain. Teamwork and the right technology can ensure data can be accessed and utilized in a timely manner. This approach is working for both providers and payers. For example Premier Medical Associates, a […]
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Health system id’s source of new ideas for reform

Proponents of Lean process improvements can’t seem to emphasize enough the importance of engaging all employees and empowering them to become problem solvers. Books, academic reports and articles all address the issue. Their message? Good ideas can come from anywhere – from a newly hired housekeeper to a ready-to-retire nurse manager. The CEO of a […]
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Solving the health care risk challenge

Did you know that one-third of Americans’ health plan coverage will be part of a shared-risk program by 2020? In fact, more than 90 percent of health plans already include value-based reimbursement contract terms with their network providers. The transitioning market has created the Triple Aim, where quality of care, more affordable care and patient […]
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Changing reimbursement models requires changes to physician compensation models – characteristics of value-based compensation Model

My previous blog, “Changing Reimbursement Models Requires Changes to Physician Compensation Models – Fundamental Pillars to Building a Strong Physician Compensation Model,” outlined that there are five pillars that the model should incorporate. Value-based transformation requires incentivizing physicians and the care team on a variety of behaviors that go beyond productivity. Outlined below are a […]
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Provider consumer engagement: A personalized approach

Value-based health care, health care consumerism and technological advances are redefining the health care value chain. As a result provider organizations need to place an emphasis on personalized engagement strategies to enhance patient satisfaction, change individuals’ behaviors and improve population health.

If Patients Determined Health Care Payments

Left to their own, health care consumers might well design very different delivery and payment arrangements for health care – and we can learn from this perspective. While providers often think of health care on a continuum, individuals generally think of themselves in just one segment of the system: healthy, acutely ill, managing a chronic […]
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