Topic Outpatient care

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The evolution of healthcare-provider profit pools

Why nonhospital-provider segments are primed for growth—and why that matters.

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To succeed in a healthcare transformation, focus on organizational health

In transformations, healthcare providers and payers must attend to their organizational health, not just their short-term performance.

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Promoting an overdue digital transformation in healthcare

Research from over 30 countries offers insight into providing digital healthcare, including practical steps for key stakeholders.

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The hospital is dead, long live the hospital!

Hospital care is changing both rapidly and radically. Because of innovations in care delivery and organisational structures, future hospitals are likely to be very different from those of today.

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The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?

Technology-driven innovation holds the potential to improve our understanding of patients, enable the delivery of more convenient, individualized care—and create $350 billion–$410 billion in annual value by 2025.

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Addressing the social determinants of health: Capturing improved health outcomes and ROI for state Medicaid programs

The social determinants of health (SDoH) strongly contribute to variations in health status. Addressing SDoH can help ensure access to high-quality care, improve outcomes, and manage costs.

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The productivity imperative for healthcare delivery in the United States

Healthcare is a key component of the US economy, but healthcare spending increases consistently outstrips GDP growth. Improving productivity in healthcare delivery could change this dynamic without harming patient care.

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The silent shapers of healthcare services

The US healthcare services industry is at a tipping point, but who—or what—is driving the undercurrents of change?

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Why we need bolder action to combat the opioid epidemic

Although the opioid crisis in the US is gaining increased attention, the steps taken to date to combat it are insufficient. Our research suggests that much broader—and bolder—action is required.

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Revisiting the access imperative

Challenges with access continue to frustrate consumers and stunt health systems’ financial performance. Engaging clinicians and improving productivity are vital to address this dual issue.

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The future of healthcare: Finding the opportunities that lie beneath the uncertainty

Healthcare is a dynamic industry with significant opportunity, but cost concerns, uncertainty, and complexity can also make it an unnerving one. Substantial upside exists for players that can deliver value-creating solutions and thrive under uncertainty.

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Low back pain: Two insights on treatment patterns from a patient journey analysis

Low back pain is common and costly. By providing a longitudinal view of treatment patterns, patient journey analytics can identify opportunities for timely, high-quality, cost-effective interventions.

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Against the odds: How payors can succeed under persistent uncertainty

The US health insurance industry continues to be defined by uncertainty. The 25 articles in this compendium can help health insurers navigate the changes ahead.

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Why understanding medical risk is key to US health reform

In our healthcare system, those in the best position to control risks and costs often have inadequate incentive to do so. Refining healthcare financing and reimbursement requires a deep understanding of the nature of medical risk.

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How tech-enabled consumers are reordering the healthcare landscape

Consumers’ accountability for healthcare spending is increasing, and more than a thousand companies are developing new digital/mobile technologies that should allow consumers to take greater control over their healthcare choices. This combination may disrupt the industry’s migration toward larger, more integrated systems and put almost $300 billion—primarily, incumbent revenues—into play.

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Improving care delivery to individuals with special or supportive care needs

What states, private payors, providers, and technology companies are doing to control costs and improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health conditions or in need of long-term services and support, including those with intellectual or developmental needs.

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Debunking common myths about healthcare consumerism

As consumers take an increasingly active role in healthcare decision making, payors and providers need an accurate understanding of how healthcare consumerism is playing out. Using data from surveys of thousands of people across the U.S., we debunk eight of the most common myths circulating in the industry.

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Designing and implementing an integrated oncology care management program

The newer approaches to managing oncology care have been somewhat effective in controlling near-term costs, but are often cumbersome and create friction between stakeholders. A more integrated program, however, can deliver long-term benefits to both payors and providers.

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One-on-one with Dr. Christopher Chen

What happens when our paradigm of care is challenged, and a new model is built from the ground up?

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How to improve clinical behavior in primary care

Getting physicians to make significant changes to their day-to-day activities can be difficult. But the result can be better patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

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Changing patient behavior: The next frontier in healthcare value

To address the rising cost of chronic conditions, health systems must find effective ways to get people to adopt healthier behaviors. A new person-centric approach to behavior change is likely to improve the odds of success.

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Accounting for the cost of U.S. healthcare: Pre-reform trends and the impact of the recession (2011)

This report analyzes US healthcare spending trends overall and by category of care, and compares US healthcare expenditures with other developed countries.

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Using care pathways to improve health systems

Care pathways enable health systems (and other healthcare organizations) to make evidence-based decisions about where to focus improvement efforts.

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Accounting for the cost of US healthcare: A new look at why Americans spend more (2008)

At the time of publication, the United States spent $650 billion more on healthcare than expected, even when adjusting for the economy’s relative wealth. This report examines the underlying trends and key drivers of these higher costs.