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Care Integration

Healthcare industry trends point to an increased level of integration among healthcare providers. Will integrated health systems and coordination of care lead to advances for the participating organizations?

Platforming Health Care Operations - Consumer-Driven Health Care - Business-Minded Optimizations

Care Redesign

Platforming Health Care to Transform Care Delivery

Health care leaders need to focus less on ownership and control of the delivery process, and more on outcomes, cost efficiency, and customer experience.

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Care Redesign

Build vs. Buy: What Should Health Systems Do?

The consolidation craze continues, but vertical integration has yet to demonstrate real progress toward the Triple Aim. Health care leaders would do well to consider innovative approaches that are working in other industries, including the tech-enabled full stack model.

Diagram Illustrating the COPD Care Pathway at Allegheny General Hospital

Care Redesign

End-to-End Care for COPD Patients that Improves Outcomes and Lowers Costs

Allegheny General Hospital created a comprehensive solution for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that led to improved clinical outcomes, reduced hospital admissions and readmissions, and a resultant decrease in the total cost of care.

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Care Redesign

Creating “One-Stop Shop” Care for Parkinson’s

Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) can revolutionize the care of specialty disease conditions, and Parkinson’s disease is a good place to start.

Kimberly Dennis and David Newton head shots - SunCloud Mental Health Services

Care Redesign

Addressing the Lack of Continuity of Care in Mental Health Services

Co-founders of an integrative outpatient treatment center for mental health and addiction discuss the problematic lack of continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient and physical and mental health services.

Payer-Provider Partnerships Produce Better Quality Outcomes 3 - community health plan - physician partnership

New Marketplace

New Research Shows How Payer-Provider Partnerships Can Accelerate Adoption of Evidence-Based Care

Five best practices that are replicable and scalable are facilitating improved clinical and financial outcomes today.

VHA Whole Health System diagram

Care Redesign

Finding the Cause of the Crises: Opioids, Pain, Suicide, Obesity, and Other “Epidemics”

Until we redesign our health care system to address our patients’ personal determinants of health, we will continue to inadequately address our multiple chronic disease crises.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF Multidisciplinary Collaborative Care Model

Care Redesign

From Consulting to Caring: Care Redesign in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A multidisciplinary collaborative model to address the palliative care needs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis resulted in improved end-of-life care and decreased hospital deaths.

Wang01_pullquote medical devices - medical device innovation in China

New Marketplace

Accelerating Medical Device Innovation in China

Promoting collaboration between clinicians, researchers, device-makers, and regulators.

Impact of PCSP on Patient Satisfaction at Providence Heart Clinic

Care Redesign

Transforming Specialty Practice in Pursuit of Value-Based Care: Results from an Integrated Cardiology Practice

Despite significant primary care reform around patient-centered medical home models, specialty care remains fragmented, with poor communication between primary care and specialists. How should specialty practices be reformed to deliver more coordinated, patient-centered care?

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