Population Health Management

Healthcare News of Note: How to prevent pediatric mental health revisits

A new study provides a better understanding of the trends and factors associated with an increase in pediatric mental health ED revisits. Black and brown skin tones are underrepresented in medical training and textbooks, which can lead to missed diagnoses and inequities in care. Dermatologists are doing what they can to address the issue. A…

Deborah Filipek January 13, 2023

Healthcare News of Note: More than 3,500 deaths in the US attributed to long COVID during a 30-month period

For a 30-month period beginning in January 2020, long COVID played a part in the deaths of 3,544 people, according to a report by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The Department of Justice has support from hospital advocates as it looks to appeal a court ruling that allowed UnitedHealth Group to acquire Change…

Deborah Filipek December 23, 2022

How health systems can support underserved patients through in-home care

Finding a way to deliver high-touch care to vulnerable and underserved patients using the patient’s home as the primary point of care has become a strategic priority for providers. The strategic shift to a focus on in-home care for these populations stems from increasing pressure on health systems to lower the cost of care for populations they serve while solving for the challenges presented by social determinants of health.

Eric Galvin, CPA October 21, 2022

Telehealth is primed for growth despite post-lockdown fade

If our nation is to achieve true cost effectiveness of health, virtual healthcare must play a pivotal role. Here, two health system leaders share lessons learned from their efforts to develop effective telehealth programs as a key component in their long-term value-focused care strategies, and two thought leaders weigh in on keys to telehealth success.

Eric C. Reese, PhD October 14, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Even many people with ‘good’ health insurance incur medical debt

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: 20% of U.S. households have medical debt, regulatory issues are delaying completion of a proposed not-for-profit health system mega-merger, and racial and ethnic disparities are seen in drug overdose deaths.

Deborah Filipek October 7, 2022

Gail Wilensky: Achieving health equity in the U.S. requires a preventive approach

Social determinants of health (SDoH) present a severe challenge for our nation by perpetuating inequities both in access to care and in the quality-of-the outcomes of care. Although interventions that address the challenges posed by SDoH are helpful throughout a person’s life, they can be most helpful if they occur early on, with a focus on enhancing early childhood education and food security.

Gail R Wilensky, PhD August 31, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Oracle-Cerner deal has the potential to transform healthcare

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Oracle’s purchase of Cerner has the potential to transform the healthcare industry, Medicare spending on physician services during 2020 never recovered to pre-pandemic levels, and patients would leave a provider after a data breach of personal information.

Deborah Filipek August 26, 2022

Financial and operational challenges still hamper hospitals 2.5 years into the pandemic

Even as much of society takes steps toward pre-pandemic normalcy, hospitals continue to struggle under the weight of the last two and a half years.

Nick Hut August 24, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Amazon to acquire One Medical for about $3.9B

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Amazon is set to buy One Medical, the pandemic has caused a resurgence of antimicrobial-resistant infections, and major depression goes undiagnosed more often in Black and Hispanic communities.

Deborah Filipek July 25, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: InstaMed report says 87% of consumers were surprised by a medical bill in 2021

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Surprise medical bills were prevalent in 2021, long-haul COVID in the United States is in the news, and a report identifies America's most segregated hospital markets.

Deborah Filipek June 21, 2022
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