It’s Time to Rethink the Benchmarks of Health Behavior

September 27, 2021

Employer wellness programs are supposed to reduce healthcare costs, but many are failing because they focus on the wrong benchmarks. To create lasting change, wellness programs need to combine data insights with actionable steps.

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Streamlining Patient Payment: Better Revenue Cycle Management

whitePaper | March 22, 2017

In a landscape marked by greater financial responsibility shifting to more consumer-oriented patients and the cost of healthcare rising, healthcare providers must actively engage patients in a more purposeful, deliberate and consumer-friendly manner. The importance of a payment assurance strategy, Leveraging tools and training around eligibility and estimations, Avoiding the BAI shock.

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ACA Critical Issues Part II

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The deeply challenging initial open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act closed on March 31, 2014 except for time-limited provisions offered by the federal government and about 10 states to complete certain enrollments begun during the open period. Based on preliminary data, about 7.5 million individuals enrolled in private plans through the federal and state exchanges.

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11 Steps to Effectively Market Primary Care Services

whitePaper | November 8, 2017

As a result of The Affordable Care Act and healthcare systems looking to form Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), many private practices are being acquired by hospitals to create a network of physicians and facilities. These acquisitions and market consolidations mean that referral channels are tightening and market share depends largely on primary care capacity and resources. At the same time, there is now growing competition for primary care services with pharmacies offering basic care for the same cost as a co-pay. In this white paper, we will discuss the increasing role of primary care in patient wellness, the power of consumer choice in healthcare, and how to market primary care services.

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HeartModelA.I. Removing the complexity of Live 3D Quantification

whitePaper | June 1, 2016

Cardiac function can be assessed in several ways using one or several imaging modalities. Ultrasound provides cost-effective, robust capabilities to assess quickly moving structures of the heart without radiation exposure. Typically two dimensional (2D) echocardiographic (echo) images have been used to make measurements such as left ventricle (LV) or left atrium (LA) volume and output, but these measurements rely on making assumptions about three-dimensional (3D) shape based only on what is seen in the two-dimensional (2D) image. Depending on the actual 3D structure and whether or not the 2D image is located appropriately with respect to this structure, these assumptions can significantly impact the measurements. To mitigate some of the issues, measuring chamber volumes from 3D echo has been proposed, but the time and expertise needed to acquire a 3D image and perform 3D measurements has proven to be a barrier to wide scale clinical acceptance. To address these barriers, Philips has created the HeartModelA.I. application, which is an efficient and robust method to measure 3D LV volume and ejection fraction (EF) and LA volume.

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ECG Data Across the IDN: How Clinics Fit In

whitePaper | March 29, 2019

Standardizing technologies and processes can go a long way toward providing the best, most efficient patient care. But when it comes to clinically driven decisions such as which ECG devices to support across your care settings, standardization may not always be the answer. In this paper, a vital signs and cardiology solutions expert shares several factors to consider when evaluating what's right for each part of your organization.

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Emergency Department Culture Change Improves Care Quality, Efficiency, and Provider Retention

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The challenges of health care and hospital management are constant and inevitable. The emergency department is no different. The challenges, whether they are recruitment, leadership, patient satisfaction scores, or community perception, will vary from facility to facility and may even vary from month to month within each facility. Despite the range of issues emergency departments encounter, there are measures you can take to prepare your emergency department team to overcome them. The best place to start is to ensure your team has a strong culture. A stable emergency department culture with strong leadership and clearly defined goals is well prepared for the inevitable ebbs and flows.

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