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Chronic Care Management

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?

Most Health Care Organizations Have Palliative or End-of-Life Care Programs

Care Redesign

Survey Snapshot: Challenging the Resistance to “Palliative”

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members agree that palliative care is gaining traction, but one of many barriers is getting providers over their resistance to the word “palliative.”

Many Patients Who Would Benefit from Palliative - End-of-Life Care Do Not Receive It

Care Redesign

Care Redesign Survey: The Power of Palliative Care

Our NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey on palliative care reveals an interesting dichotomy: While the great majority of organizations have a palliative or end-of-life care program, 60% of patients who would benefit from such services don’t receive them.

Heart Safe Motherhood and Way to Health Two-Way Texting for Blood Pressure Monitoring for Postpartum Women with Preeclampsia

Care Redesign

Heart Safe Motherhood: Applying Innovation Methodology for Improved Maternal Outcomes

At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a text message–based blood pressure surveillance program for postpartum women with preeclampsia improved blood pressure management, reduced readmissions, and increased patient and provider satisfaction.

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.

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Care Redesign

Using Quality to Shine a Light on Homebound Care

How two thought leaders in the fields of home-based medical care, geriatrics, and palliative medicine advanced a quality-of-care agenda for homebound adults.

Fulfilling the Promise of Patient-Reported Outcomes - PROMIS at University of Rochester - Judith Baumhauer talk still

Care Redesign

Fulfilling the Promise of Patient-Reported Outcomes

What if providers could predict whether a patient’s symptoms would improve from a particular treatment before investing cost and time into that treatment?

New Evidence on Stemming Low-Value and Overprescribing - Nudgind Physicians Toward Better Prescribing Practices

New Marketplace

New Evidence on Stemming Low-Value Prescribing

New research suggests that deploying strong and surprising messages could help to address overprescribing of opioids and other drugs.

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.

The Patient Engagement Capacity Framework

Patient Engagement

The Patient Engagement Capacity Model: What Factors Determine a Patient’s Ability to Engage?

Patient engagement assessments often don’t dig deep enough to identify why patients don’t participate in their own health care. We present a new model to help providers pinpoint the reasons for lack of engagement and address them more effectively.

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Care Redesign

Hypertension Guidelines: Achieving 90% Success

Focused and innovative health systems are managing to control blood pressure for 9 in 10 patients, which is well above the national average of 50% to 60%.

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