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patient dignity

Patient Dignity in Chronic Care Management

For older patients with chronic conditions, providing dignity of care is an important aspect of improving overall quality of care. Dignity can be appropriately defined as one’s sense of self worth. In healthcare, however, respecting dignity more so encompasses other values such as patient privacy and autonomy. By reminding ourselves […]

reduce hospital readmissions

How to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Hospital readmission rates have become a growing concern in the effort to improve the national quality of healthcare. It is a stressful process for physicians and patients alike when flaws in treatment plans lead to a hospital readmission, especially within a short period of 30 days. In the current world […]

Chronic Care Management Solutions

Solutions to Chronic Care Management

Accountable care organizations and value-based programs are constantly seeking cost effective ways to manage chronically ill patients. Each year, more than 1.7 million people lose their lives to complications from chronic diseases such as diabetes, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, among others. On top of everything, chronic diseases contribute […]

ACO challenge

ACO Challenges and How to Address Them

The state of healthcare is shifting from fee-for-service reimbursements to value-based accountable care organization (ACO) initiatives. While the concept of ACOs is still evolving, the goal has continued to focus on effective coordination of care while avoiding unnecessary costs. However, challenges arise when transitioning to this model of care despite […]

e-health solutions

Improving Patient Outcomes via e-Health Solutions

With the widespread availability of mobile and internet access, providers have found ways to utilize e-health solutions to improve patient outcomes. While it is important that digital strategies are patient focused in order to provide the most value, there is an essential need to ensure that digital health technology remains […]

Medication adherence

The Impact of Medication Adherence on Reducing Costs

Healthcare costs have continued to skyrocket in recent years and they’re not getting any better. According to the CMS expenditure projections, national health spending is expected to reach $5.7 trillion by 2026. Most of these costs can be attributed to several economic and demographic factors such as increased service costs […]