High-Value Primary Care: The Key to Accelerating Success With Value-Based Care

January 30, 2018

Despite the diversity of interests across the global healthcare industry, there is near-universal consensus on the goal of healthcare transformation: better care and better patient experience at lower cost. Those nine words sum up what we seek — a system that provides better value for all. With an aging population in many parts of the world and increasing rates of chronic disease, the question has never been more important: How do we provide better outcomes, at lower cost, faster?
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Optimizing Patient Flow: Moving Patients Smoothly Through Acute Care Settings

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Because waits, delays, and cancellations are so common in health care, patients and providers assume that waiting is simply part of the care process. But recent work on assessing the reasons for delays suggests otherwise.

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Digital Health: Primary care is no longer primary

whitePaper | June 20, 2018

Today’s healthcare consumers have access to a range of digital health technologies that are transforming how they can manage their healthcare. Accenture research shows that as these convenient self-management options evolve, consumers are less likely to engage regularly with a dedicated primary care physician (PCP). Younger consumers, especially, are less likely to rely on a single physician for their healthcare needs.

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PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FIRST

whitePaper | December 29, 2017

Universal health coverage (UHC) promises a world in which all people have access to the health services, vaccinations and medicines they need, without risk of financial hardship. A world where the right to health is realized for the 400 million people who currently lack access to basic, primary health care. The global community has committed to working together to deliver UHC by 2030 under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The challenge now is to translate aspirations to UHC into achievements.

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Emergency Medical Services

whitePaper | July 8, 2019

This white paper presents the Danish approach to a coherent Emergency Medical Service and includes a broad range of innovative solutions that contribute to providing life-saving emergency medical care to all citizens. It is part of a series of white papers that show how Danish solutions can contribute to increase efficiency in healthcare while empowering patients and staff.

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Connected Solutions for Improved Health and Wellbeing in COPD

whitePaper | March 1, 2015

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive and debilitating disorder, which, as it progresses, places a significant burden on individuals and those caring for them. This is not only in terms of dealing with the condition itself but also in adhering to disease and treatment self-management programmes, which are integral to promoting better outcomes, both clinically and psychologically, for these individuals. In addition to improving individual outcomes, there are significant implications for broader healthcare systems in terms of reducing the number of hospital admissions and downstream costs of care.

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The Clinical Case for Individualized Use of Proton Beam Therapy

whitePaper | October 6, 2016

According to physicians and researchers who use proton beam therapy, the technology is a long-needed, excellent alternative to use of conventional x-ray (photon) radiation for selected patients. In tumors that are too close to critical organs, the benefit of precisely targeting protons only on the target tumor produces fewer side effects than x-ray’s broader and deeper shaft of radiation. While x-rays travel through the body in a straight line without stopping, protons are targeted to the precise location of the tumor and do not exit out the other side. In that way, proton beam therapy substantially limits collateral damage to organs and tissue, and offers the possibility of using higher doses of radiation for more beneficial outcomes.

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