Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, president of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, recommends hospitals follow the four domains of process improvement from the State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) in order to improve the standards of care for each patient to prevent future health woes.
The Health Literacy Hero for June 2013 is HELP (Health Education Library for People) based in Mumbai, India. Founded as a modest-sized patient education resource center in 1997 by Drs. Aniruddha and Anjali Malpani, HELP is now India’s largest patient education center--housing thousands of books, pamphlets...
The development of a successful population health management (PHM) effort starts with the data and the data analysis, states Patricia Curran, principal in Buck Consultants’ National Clinical Practice. Curran describes the role of data and data analysis, the six critical PHM data areas, and the "influences"...
Healthcare Intelligence Network
Tue, Apr 2 2013
Filed under: Filed under: Healthcare Costs, Wellness/Prevention, Medication Management, Health literacy, Population Health Management, population health, HRA, preventive care, health risk assessment, data analytics, healthcare access, prescriptions
I spend a lot of my personal and professional time trying to figure out how to better engage consumers in healthcare. If you can’t engage them, you can’t improve outcomes. Never mind the fact that people experience about 5,000 messages a day so you have to cut through that clutter. Even if...
Helen Osborne, who is an expert on Health Literacy, recently interviewed me about what HELP is doing to promote health literacy in India !
While prescription adherence continues to be a $290B+ problem, we still address the problem in a drug by drug approach due to silos within our healthcare value chain. For example: Generic drugs (about 80% of the prescriptions filled) are the lowest cost and most profitable drugs (to the suppliers). For...
Enabling Healthy Decisions
Wed, Jan 30 2013
Filed under: Filed under: Healthcare, adherence, Innovation, PBM / Pharmacy, Marketing / Communications, Methodology, Health literacy, Rx, pharmacy, PBM, Care Management, Ix, STAR