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Chronic Care Management

Patients with chronic illness require disease management and other services. Improving chronic care can help reduce costs and boost quality of life. What can we do to provide the best care and the best outcomes for people with chronic illness?

Providing Free Food as a Treatment for Diabetes Yields Improved Outcomes for Patients While Reducing Cost of Care - Fresh Food Farmacy - Geisinger program for addressing food insecurity in patients with diabetes

Care Redesign

Prescribing Food as a Specialty Drug

Geisinger’s program of providing free food as a treatment for diabetes yields improved outcomes for patients while reducing the cost of care.

Care Redesign

Chronic Treatment Is Not “One and Done”

Clinicians need to adopt a holistic approach to care, particularly for older patients with chronic and comorbid conditions.

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Care Redesign

In-Person Health Care as Option B

What if health care were designed so that in-person visits were the second, third, or even last option for meeting routine patient needs, rather than the first?

Face-to-Face Group Sessions Are the Most Useful Mode of Communication in Health Social Networks

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: Patient Networks Are Important for Outcomes

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members overwhelmingly agree that social networks can impact chronic diseases and healthy behaviors, but time commitment and funding prevent their prevalence.

Patrick Conway and David Cutler head shots

New Marketplace

The Highest Quality at a Lower Cost? We Don’t Have That Yet

David Cutler asks Patrick Conway what worked and what didn’t at CMS, advice he’d give to the Trump administration, and his predictions on Medicare and Medicaid.

Care Redesign

Addressing the Prescription Opioid Crisis: Advancing Provider Education and Collaborating with All Stakeholders

Providers have a large role to play in tackling the opioid overdose epidemic, but they can’t go it alone.

Policy Concepts and Proposals

Leadership

Population Health — A Bipartisan Agenda for the Incoming Administration from State Leaders

A long-term agenda can be achieved only when state and federal governments agree on their roles and responsibilities.

Leadership

Value-Based Care Will Persist

Much is now uncertain for health care reform, but the cost and quality pressures that have long faced providers, payers, and patients remain a serious issue.

Michele Heisler Talk Still: The Power of Social Connectedness and Peer Support Programs

Patient Engagement

The Power of Social Connectedness

We often don’t consider purpose in life and social connectedness when developing health care programs — but we should.

Digital Health: USC Virtual Care Clinic

Patient Engagement

Digital Technology to Engage Patients: Ensuring Access for All

To ensure that we engage the patient groups who have much to gain from the more flexible health care interactions that digital innovation can provide, we must consider issues of computer literacy, access, and trust.

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