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Chronic Care Management And Technology: Making Strides Towards Better, More Cost Efficient Care

Posted by Sue Ellen McKelvey

Individuals with chronic and complex health conditions are a large and growing segment of the population today, and account for a disproportionately large portion of healthcare utilization and costs. For that reason, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of chronic care management has been an important area of focus in ongoing efforts to increase the cost-efficiency, quality and consistency of care through value based healthcare models. Here, we'll look at the role healthcare information technology can play in promoting those improvements.

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Transitioning to Value-Based Care: Meet the Challenges With Better Technology

Posted by Sue Ellen McKelvey

A value based healthcare model strives to improve the quality of the care delivered and demonstrate better client/patient centered health outcomes whilst also lowering healthcare costs. This has the potential to benefit both the providers and healthcare consumers they serve. However, it also represents an entirely new business model for a clinic and their clients as well as the provider team. A new base for payments is the challenging reality in the stressed healthcare system of developed countries. This new approach requires a big shift; transitioning from the traditional fee-for-service system has some challenges. Here, we hope to talk to these transitions and detail some of the key challenges providers are facing as they make that transition. The role of your healthcare IT platform is important; it should in 2017/2018 be an asset and a friend of the clinic in helping to show value based care for clients as well as helping the provider team to meet performance challenges.

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