Tag Archives: prevention

Next AI ‘wave’ will be a sea change for health care

The artificial intelligence (AI) journey from theory to mainstream has evolved in waves. While health care may see AI as an abstract concept, I believe that technology capabilities have already entered their second wave of evolution. The roots of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies go back to 1950, when Alan Turing suggested that machines could be […]
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Preventive care: Gauge potential to drive revenue

Say your patient population is the size of Cincinnati and Toledo combined, you might be able to fill up my beloved Buckeyes’ Ohio Stadium with patients who’ve skipped two years of well visits. I’m talking about 18 percent of your patients missing out on preventive care. What would closing that gap in care mean to […]
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Consumer awareness, prioritized resources make or break preventive service use

Increased emphasis on prevention in health care is good policy, but it can’t become good practice unless the services get to the people who need them. In an earlier post, I shared statistics about how older adults are less likely to seek out prevention programs, programs which could have prevented 2 million premature deaths. That […]
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Population analytics bolsters preventive services

My previous post outlined how increasing preventive services outreach can keep people healthier and result in better financial outcomes. But this can only happen if payers and providers know who need those services. This is where population analytic tools come into play. The two components of successful population analytics are comprehensive data and technology systems […]
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Benefits of preventive services known, but older adults not using them

As the health care industry moves toward value-based reimbursement, the use of preventive services seems obvious. It’s become obvious, at least, to a number of health plans who are incentivizing the use of well visits, screenings, and other preventive programs to keep patients healthy. In January 2013, states that offered preventive programs at low or […]
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Prevention takes more than an apple a day

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It may be a cliché, but it is also a truism. Today, prevention in health care is more important than ever. Several key changes are pushing payers and providers more deeply into preventive services for the populations they serve. The rise of value-based care is […]
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Navigating the value transformation journey: Managing population health yields cost and quality improvement

The premise of value-based contracting is that by changing incentives, health care organizations will help unhealthy people get healthy and healthy people stay that way. The change most value-based organizations are undertaking that stands to make the most difference in the health of patients is population health management (PHM). Population health management is a proactive, […]
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