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Data is the backbone of every health care decision. Various regulations, initiatives, and platforms seek to unlock data from separate silos for free-flowing exchange that enhances the patient experience and enables data-driven improvements in health outcomes.
Health plans and providers remain invested in using data to achieve improved care coordination while lowering costs, tenets of value-based care (VBC). As stakeholders team up to garner deeper, more holistic views of each patient to provide optimal treatment, here are five adoption habits that will guide the essential transition to VBC.
While ONC has made significant progress toward achieving national health interoperability, continued interagency collaboration and public-private partnerships are needed to fully enable digital health, according to an article published by the National Academy of Medicine. “Through the work of ONC, data and interoperability standards have grown increasingly sophisticated over the past ten years,” the authors wrote. “While more work is needed, early progress with HIEs, APIs, and EHR integration has yielded improvements in care coordination, and recent efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the capacity of HIEs to deliver value by generating public health reporting.” The authors said that...
Community health workers (CHWs) have been garnering greater visibility in recent years as the field has placed heightened attention toward the role of social determinants of health in reducing health disparities and achieving health equity. CHWs aim to be a closer link into the community than traditional health care providers might be able to reach. Cultural competence, language, geographic distribution, and cost all contribute to the growing success of CHWs. As administrators, clinicians, and researchers working in primary care safety-net health systems, the authors have directly observed the benefits of including CHWs in primary care practice to help meet the health and social needs of marginalized populations.
An integrated county health system that spent more than $22 million on a social needs case management program for its adult Medicaid patients was rewarded with significant reductions in hospital admissions and a minor dip in emergency department visits, according to a new study published this week in Annals of Internal Medicine. However, reduced utilization during the first year of Contra Costa Health Services’ (CCHS’) case management program translated to...
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