Technology and social networks can help, but nurses and care teams remain essential, say NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members.
Addressing the various needs of patients requires care coordination. Within an organization and along the value chain, patient care coordination can bring it all together. How can we help patients through teamwork and collaboration?
Case Study by Abhay S. Patel, Jeffrey L. Wagner & Larry H. Hollier, Jr.
How Texas Children Hospital’s “Meds to Beds” program used outpatient pharmacy to provide discharge prescriptions and achieve a 100% “very satisfied” result from patients and their families.
Article by Margot Hartmann & Jason Graziadei
How one of the smallest hospitals in Massachusetts addresses the needs of its unique population.
Article by J. Michael McWilliams & Aaron L. Schwartz
A focus on high-cost patients may not only fail to contain health care spending, but it may also help to entrench the status quo.
Article by Mara Laderman & Lindsay Martin
Combatting the opioid crisis goes beyond changing prescribing practices.
Article by William E. Todd, Alyson Phillips, David C. Collins & Jenny Tsao
Achieving the mission of Navy Medicine to “keep the Navy and Marine Corps family ready, healthy, and on the job” requires rethinking current health care delivery models.
Article by Andrew M. Ibrahim & Justin B. Dimick
As the trend toward hospital mergers and consolidations continues, how can newly formed health care networks optimize their delivery of specialty care? They will need to consider a redesign of service lines that includes both centralizing and decentralizing strategies.
Article by Robert M. Pearl & Bernadette Loftus
Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States identified a niche for patients seeking immediate care and found a way to reduce emergency department visits while improving patient satisfaction and quality.
Blog Post by Marit Tanke & Thomas H. Lee
There is no reason that the opportunities created by social capital cannot be realized in other countries.
How a Tertiary Care Academic Endoscopy Center Used Time-Driven, Activity-Based Costing to Improve Value
Case Study by Amanda J. Morris, Aiden Y. Feng, Jennifer Nayor, Thomas W. Feeley & Angela M. Bader
Brigham and Women’s Hospital implemented time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) methodology to better understand the complex non-operating-room setting of the endoscopy center for the purpose of improving resource management and practice care design.