Doctors dig for more data about patients

Doctors dig for more data about patients

Employers and insurers are pushing for a shift toward preventative care, making use of all sorts of data to forecast the medical futures of patients under their plans. Data sources range from consumer and financial information to federal statistics on housing,...
A Simple Way to Measure Health Care Outcomes

A Simple Way to Measure Health Care Outcomes

While the Affordable Care Act provided access to health insurance for millions of Americans, it did not strongly address health care delivery. Congress has yet to come to a firm decision on the fate of Obamacare, but delivery of care will continue to be a challenge...
A Blueprint for Measuring Health Care Outcomes

A Blueprint for Measuring Health Care Outcomes

The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) recently developed a 10-step implementation “blueprint” for providers to clarify the process of measuring patient outcomes. ICHOM’s structured approach aims to increase value in health care systems...
Aetna launches Institutes of Quality Program

Aetna launches Institutes of Quality Program

Aetna recently announced their Institutes of Quality (bariatric surgery, cardiac care, orthopedic care) and Institutes of Excellent Programs (transplant surgery & infertility clinics). These Institute programs are the first of many that we are likely to see from...