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Invest in the Relationship, Not the Technology

A client recently shared with me his bold technique for evaluating vendors. If the references are glowing, he said, his committee rules them out. It sounds counterintuitive on first pass. Why wouldn’t an organization seek out a vendor with perfect recommendations? 

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Medication Management of the Future: Connecting the Pharmacist to the Care Team

The New York Times recently shined a spotlight on an out-of-control epidemic[1] costing the American health care system as much as $289 billion a year: medication nonadherence.

 

In the care management industry, we’re quite familiar with the widespread failure to take medications as prescribed.

The National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) estimates we waste approximately $1 of every $9 spent because treatment regimens are not followed as directed. New data also suggests that our cost for unplanned inpatient admissions due to medication errors exceeds $10,000 per patient[2].

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Bridging Population Health Management and Clinical Interoperability

Establishing a business oriented taxonomy to define data integration requirements

 

Population health management (PHM) continues to evolve as health plans accelerate implementation of advanced analytics, configurable care management systems and intelligent engagement solutions. The underlying foundation along with these system updates is increased data access. Clinical interoperability has long been a talking point in the industry and through its realization, organizations are finally beginning to benefit from integration between provider EMRs and health plans.

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Part 2: Top 12 Strategies for a Successful Implementation


It's Not Just About the Product - It's Also About the Process and the People:  Laying the Foundation for Successful Implementations

 

Welcome to part two of our series on the top 12 strategies for a successful implementation! Today, we will take a look at the kick-off stage.

 

Here are four things to look for in a solution partner that will make a difference in your implementation.

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Part 1:  Top 12 Strategies for a Successful Implementation


It's Not Just About the Product - It's Also About the Process and the People:  Laying the Foundation for Successful Implementations

 

Today’s read takes a look at pre-implementation.

On average, large IT implementation projects run 45% over budget and 7% over time, while delivering 56% less value than predicted1. To combat these statistics, keep the implementation process in mind as early as when you are deciding your criteria for a care management system. The success of an implementation hinges on the quality of the implementation team, so the vendor itself needs to be evaluated alongside the features of the platform.


Here are five things to look for in a solution partner that will make a difference in your implementation.

 

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How Population Health Can Move Beyond Analytics to Achieve Wider Benefits

As I walked the aisles of the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) Institute and Expo earlier this summer, I was not surprised to see the words population health management (PHM) stretched along the banners at the various booths. After all, PHM remains a hot topic in the fast-changing healthcare landscape.

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Advancing Health

The goal of the Advancing Health Blog is to cover disruptive and aspirational topics in healthcare as presented from Casenet’s point of view. Casenet’s proven solutions foster and facilitate unity among data, systems and people, providing the pathway to a future where everyone is working together to provide quality healthcare.

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