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People Living with Dementia Around the World - Value-Based Chronic Illness and Dementia Care

Care Redesign

Value-Based Care Must Strengthen Focus on Chronic Illnesses

To effectively control costs and improve value, new models must address our increasingly older patients and chronic care patients, especially those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

The CMO Role of the Future - Baptist Health Survey Results

Leadership

Examining the Continuously Evolving Role of the Chief Medical Officer

Hospital and system leaders need to sharpen the focus of CMO roles to include system-wide considerations beyond the walls of the hospital.

Sample Report Comparing Individual Patient-Reported Outcome Measures with FORCE-TJR National Norms

New Marketplace

The Essential Role of Patient-Centered Registries in an Era of Electronic Health Records

Smartly designed patient-centered registries capture longitudinal data to augment EHRs and enhance quality improvement, policy, and research efforts.

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New Marketplace

Surgical Value — Beyond Bundled Payments

The surgeon has a crucial role in defining value for patients in a population — and not just when that patient is in need of the surgeon’s knife.

Comparison Between Traditional and Proposed Health Reimbursement Plan for Primary Care Outcomes Model Across Five Key Domains

New Marketplace

Payment Designed for People: Introducing the Primary Care Outcomes Model

A care and payment model that engages primary care physicians in an aligned model built on trust and value could result in better patient care at lower costs.

Figure 1. Differential Changes in Total Medicare Spending for Patients in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), According to the Type of ACO, Year of Entry, and Number of Years of Participation.

New Marketplace

Medicare Spending after 3 Years of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

After 3 years of the MSSP, participation in shared-savings contracts by physician groups was associated with savings for Medicare that grew over the study period, whereas hospital-integrated ACOs did not produce savings (on average) during the same period.

Reason and Potential Cost Changes for Patients with Treament Recommendation Changes During MD Anderson Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Team Meetings

New Marketplace

Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike

How multidisciplinary team meetings improve cancer care.

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Patient Engagement

What Does It Take to Increase Patient Engagement in Primary Care Settings?

Massachusetts primary care practices are beginning to invest in programs to increase patient engagement, but these strategies can be challenging to implement and remain underutilized and undervalued.

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New Marketplace

Self-Insured Employers — The Payment-Reform Wild Card

Without more private-sector leadership, U.S. health care will remain stuck in a fee-for-service system for the foreseeable future.

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Leadership

Seven Challenges and Seven Solutions for Large-Scale EHR Implementations

Salient lessons learned over multiple electronic health record implementations.

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