Chronic Disease Care

In-Home Primary Care Investments Likely to Trickle Down to Home-Based Care Agencies | Home Health Care News | 8/28/2020

… Health Care News. “In many ways, it’s a return to what I think is the essence of medicine.” WellBe’s model is built to care for patients throughout their aging journey — whether that be through chronic disease care , acute care, palliative care or end-of-life care. WellBe’s in-home care model can do about 90% of what a doctor can do at a traditional office in the home, Kang said …

Hospice of St. Francis has new name: St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care | 8/26/2020

Tim Walters Florida Today For more than four decades, Hospice of St. Francis has provided Brevard County with end-of-life and advanced chronic disease care and service. Through expansion of its services and a forthcoming addition of pediatric services, the not-for-profit company is changing its name and logo. It will now be known as St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. “It is an amendment to the name from …

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Can Connected Wearable Medical Devices Improve Healthcare? | 8/12/2020

… opportunity for real-time monitoring of conditions outside the hospital, he said, pointing to devices that would be needed for episodic care (for treatment and rehabilitation for a specific condition) and to those for chronic disease care of ongoing conditions. IoT-Enabled Wearable Medical Devices Can wearables benefit the healthcare industry? Betten thinks so, as IoT-enabled or what he prefers to call IoMT (Internet of Medical Things)-enabled wearable …

Healthcare: The Great Unlock | 8/7/2020

… supply chain and operations, hospitals and providers are being forced to double down on core, essential services. This in turn creates vulnerability around the edges, leaving ancillary services like primary care, laboratory services, and chronic disease care up for grabs. Traditional provider organizations will see new competitors nipping at what used to be a core part of their services mix. Relatedly, competition for traditional providers is coming not just from …

Motivation | 7/3/2020

My intent in blogging is to share symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment essentials. The what if, what to do descriptions can save you from preventable disease and help with chronic disease care . Health is always on our minds and having learned from my patients I continue to be a physician sharing knowledge and experiences. Some are rules that will make you realize that our bodies speak to us – we must listen …

4 Key SDOH Impeding Chronic Disease Management | Patient Engagement HIT | 6/23/2020

… costly acute care episodes. Avoided care tends to fall into two buckets: skipping basic treatment access, like a primary care visit, and skipping or rationing doses of prescription drugs. Poor medication adherence and skipping chronic disease care plans ultimately has a disastrous effect on patient health. And the data confirms these trends. In February 2020, Surescripts reported that 53 percent of patients have not filled a prescription because of high …

Long-Term Telehealth Expansion Should Be Planned Intelligently | 6/22/2020

… were using telemedicine in patient care. While it’s unclear what kinds of cases these doctors are diagnosing and treating, it’s likely that the scope of practice for telehealth has been expanded to include some chronic disease care . The main barrier to this expansion is that, in telehealth encounters, physicians don’t necessarily have the data they need to make sound medical decisions. To manage hypertension, for instance, the physician needs to …

Diabetic patient assessment of chronic illness care using PACIC+ | 6/16/2020

… a patient-level assessment of CCM implementation, can be used by countries which intend to apply changes in the way their health systems provide chronic care and specifically wish to improve the quality of chronic disease care and the QoL of their patients. Peer Review reports Background Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood sugar level over a prolonged period of time [ 1 , 2 …

How The Rapid Shift To Telehealth Leaves Many Community Health Centers Behind During The COVID-19 Pandemic | 6/14/2020

… an issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the enormous disparities in telehealth capacity. Without adequate telehealth capacity and support, many CHCs will be left without means of providing the continuous preventive and chronic disease care that can keep communities healthy and out of the hospital. During the crisis, the Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that CHCs have seen 57 percent of the number of weekly visits compared …

While COVID-19 Paused Preventive Health Visits; Wisconsin Health Care Community Urges Patients to Connect with Physicians | 4/30/2020

04/29/2020 MADISON (April 29, 2020) —– Wisconsin has some of the highest quality health care in the country; however, with routine care significantly disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, providers are increasingly concerned that patients are falling behind in important preventive health and chronic disease care . The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) collects data on clinical performance across more than 40 quality measures for nearly every health system and …

Preveon Health’s Telehealth Services Show Continued Benefit to Patients and Providers in Managing Chronic Diseases During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic | Business Wire | 4/22/2020

… and continued reduction or sustainment of A1C. Dennis Ho, Pharm.D., Founder and CEO of Preveon Health notes, “During these trying times, our clinicians are playing a pivotal role to fill in and provide preventive chronic disease care . We are experiencing a positive response from our patients and providing them with invaluable information and services.” About Preveon Health Preveon Health is a chronic care management company and consists of a collaborative …

CMS Recommendations: Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare | 4/22/2020

As states and localities begin to stabilize, CMS recognizes the importance to restart care that is currently being postponed, such as surgeries and procedures, chronic disease care , and preventive care. As states and regions pass the Gating Criteria (symptoms, cases, and hospitals) and proceed to Phase 1, CMS created recommendations aimed to give healthcare facilities some flexibility in providing essential non-COVID-19 care to patients without symptoms of COVID …

How Data Science is Impacting Healthcare Resilience | 3/24/2020

… healthcare personnel by providing insights into diagnostic and treatment processes, thereby, contributing to improved outcomes and enhanced patient care. From Microsoft’s InnerEye leveraging computer vision for medical image diagnostic tools to Alexa’s foray into chronic disease care for patients at home, we are bound to witness a definitive shift from a diagnostic-curative model to a predictive-preventive model, one that will reduce costs along with patient suffering. Thus, the …

Is insurance instability associated with hypertension outcomes and does this vary by race/ethnicity? | 3/16/2020

Stable health insurance is often associated with better chronic disease care and outcomes. Racial/ethnic health disparities in outcomes are prevalent and may be associated with insurance instability, particularly in the context of health insurance reform. Methods We examined whether insurance instability was associated with uncontrolled blood pressure (UBP) and whether this association varied by race/ethnicity. We used a retrospective longitudinal observational cohort study of patients diagnosed with hypertension …

Healthcare Software Company IMNA Solutions Adds Four New Leaders to its Executive Team | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 1/14/2020

The Company’s New Executives Bring Years of Experience to Help Advance Care for Chronically Ill Patients (PRUnderground) January 14th, 2020 IMNA Solutions , a software development company dedicated to transforming chronic disease care , today announced four leading industry professionals have joined its executive team to fill the positions of Chief Technology Officer, Chief Science Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Each member brings valuable leadership and a wealth of …

Why innovation is needed to better manage chronic disease | American Medical Association | 12/20/2019

… give information, because of course we have to give information. But if we think that’s going to do it besides our recommendation, then we’re sadly mistaken. And then finally, surveillance. The third aspect of chronic disease care . The average person with uncontrolled—not controlled, uncontrolled—hypertension, sees a physician four times a year. It’s uncontrolled. Now, I can’t see you every day, but the point being is that that’s inadequate …

A New AAN Report Details Where There Is Evidence for… : Neurology Today - LWW Journals | 12/19/2019

… hospital setting. You also have specific outcomes that can be assessed three to six months down the road. This paper, on the other hand, is looking at conditions that involve more of an outpatient chronic disease care model. They have some short-term outcomes to measure, yes, but for many, you’re considering disability years down the road. And it’s not a single hospitalization—you need to consider resource utilization overall …

From ARIA guidelines to the digital transformation of health in rhinitis and asthma multimorbidity | 12/5/2019

… leveraging developments in digital health [ 2 ]. The term “digital health” refers to advanced medical technologies, disruptive innovations and digital communication tools aiming to provide best healthcare practice [ 3 ]. As a proof-of-concept for chronic disease care , MASK (Mobile Airways Sentinel NetworK), a new project of the ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) initiative [ 4 ], and POLLAR (Impact of Air POLLution on Asthma and Rhinitis, EIT Health) [ 5 …

Orange County Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Launch Naloxone Outreach Program for Harm Reduction | PRWeb | 12/4/2019

… deaths in Orange County. They intend to do this by promoting harm reduction concepts including but not limited to: Hepatitis C testing and referral to treatment, addiction service referrals, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) , and chronic disease care education and referrals. In addition to equipping the local community members to be life savers, outreach allows their team to understand the needs and conditions of our community’s most marginalized members and thus …

Celebrating the value of medical education in Santa Fe | Local Columns | santafenewmexican.com | 11/8/2019

Lack of access to family doctors finds patients driving long distances for primary care or going directly to overburdened hospital emergency departments which are not the most appropriate place for many problems. Family doctors provide comprehensive acute, preventive and chronic disease care at a single site. They also partner with advanced practice professionals such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives to expand care. The Christus St. Vincent’s/UNM program …

Companies like Google and Microsoft are making big investments in startups looking to disrupt healthcare. Here’s where 5 top tech giants are placing their bets. | Business Insider | 11/6/2019

… Alphabet, Microsoft, and Chinese tech giant Tencent accounted for about 70% of the deals. Here are the companies with the most investments in digital health and where they’re placing their bets, from genomics to chronic disease care . Visit BI Prime for more stories . Tech giants like Google’s parent company Alphabet and Microsoft have taken their time figuring out how to approach the massive $3.5 trillion US healthcare industry. But the …

Dr. Drugstore Will See You Now | Managed Care Magazine | 11/6/2019

… Rico) and Brazil, with 1,100 MinuteClinics. Switching to the long game CVS launched its MinuteClinics for short-term woes and minor emergencies. With its HealthHubs, the company hopes to tap into the market for chronic disease care . CVS dedicated more than 20% of its space at three existing Houston-area stores in December 2018 to open three HealthHUBs, designed to be focal points for care. Along with providing care for …

Scoping review of acute stroke care management and rehabilitation in low and middle-income countries | 11/4/2019

… South African study which assessed quality of integrated chronic disease, among patients and operational managers. The study found that structure-related construct was the availability of equipment, supply of critical medicines, and accessibility of chronic disease care . Those related to process were communication between the nurses and patients, attendance of the nurses to patients’ health needs, professional conduct of the nurses, nurses’ friendliness with patients, hospital referrals for patients, pre …

(USA-CA-Los Angeles) Case Manager Extended Care Coordinator RN-PD | 11/2/2019

… skilled patients in rehabilitation in contracted Skilled Nursing facilities; this includes checking benefits, managing up to discharge and issuing denial letters. With primary care, specialist physicians and healthcare team, coordinates the implementation of a chronic disease care management program for patients. Coordinates with the assigned physician to manage Skilled nursing patients and directs families, patients, physicians, nurse practitioners and SNF staff to the appropriate level of care and identifies those …

Barriers and facilitators to development and implementation of a rural primary health care intervention for dementia: a process evaluation | 10/17/2019

… people, with 58% of the population living in rural areas under 10,000 population. The study was guided by a regional Steering Committee of managers of PHC, home care, long-term care, mental health, and chronic disease care . The committee recommended one of the region’s seven PHC teams to collaborate with RaDAR to co-design and implement the intervention, before scaling up to other teams in the region. Selection criteria included …

Digital Health

From ARIA guidelines to the digital transformation of health in rhinitis and asthma multimorbidity | 12/5/2019

digital health [ 2 ]. The term “digital health” refers to advanced medical technologies, disruptive innovations and digital communication tools aiming to provide best healthcare practice [ 3 ]. As a proof-of-concept for chronic disease care, MASK (Mobile Airways Sentinel NetworK), a new project of the ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) initiative [ 4 ], and POLLAR (Impact of Air POLLution on Asthma and Rhinitis, EIT Health) [ 5 ], in collaboration with …

Companies like Google and Microsoft are making big investments in startups looking to disrupt healthcare. Here’s where 5 top tech giants are placing their bets. | Business Insider | 11/6/2019

… exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Big tech giants like Google’s parent company Alphabet, Microsoft, and Samsung have made investments in digital health companies looking to disrupt the healthcare industry . In October, CB Insights pulled together … health and where they’re placing their bets, from genomics to chronic disease care. Visit BI Prime for more stories . Tech giants like Google’s parent company Alphabet and Microsoft have taken their time figuring out how …

Chronic Disease Management

Companies like Google and Microsoft are making big investments in startups looking to disrupt healthcare. Here’s where 5 top tech giants are placing their bets. | Business Insider | 11/6/2019

… Here are the companies with the most investments in digital health and where they’re placing their bets, from genomics to chronic disease care. Visit BI Prime for more stories . Tech giants like Google’s parent company … companies AP Photo/Eric Risberg Samsung is primarily focused on chronic disease management. The South Korean company, known for Galaxy phones and headsets, wants to expand into wearables and other tech monitoring systems that can …

(USA-CA-Los Angeles) Case Manager Extended Care Coordinator RN-PD | 11/2/2019

chronic disease care management program for patients. Coordinates with the assigned physician to manage Skilled nursing patients and directs families, patients, physicians, nurse practitioners and SNF staff to the appropriate level of care and identifies those patients who do not meet the criteria for Continued Skilled stay. Responsible for managing Custodial patients who require long term care for chronic disease management in SNFs. Complies with other duties as described. Must …

Medicare Advantage

Dr. Drugstore Will See You Now | Managed Care Magazine | 11/6/2019

… also offer help with navigating health plans and identifying in-network providers. Humana’s clinics build on its success in the Medicare Advantage market. Roughly a third of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans … HealthHubs, the company hopes to tap into the market for chronic disease care. CVS dedicated more than 20% of its space at three existing Houston-area stores in December 2018 to open three HealthHUBs, designed …

UnitedHealth Group: A Hold For The Present - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) | Seeking Alpha | 10/14/2019

… Medicare Advantage, remains exceptional. Year-over-year, we’ve grown by more than 540,000 people across these important areas greater than 10%. We see significant macro revenue growth opportunities in these categories for years to come. CEO Optum, Andrew Witty, One significant opportunity for improvement comes in chronic disease care. The 30 million people in the U.S. with three or more chronic diseases account for two thirds of healthcare spending today …

Population Health

Working well: a systematic scoping review of the Indigenous primary healthcare workforce development literature | 10/29/2019

… identified that new resourcing facilitated implementation of the policy intent to change and expand Indigenous PHC practice from clinical to population health. However effectiveness of the initiative was limited by a lack of funding dedicated … culturally appropriate health services in remote PHC settings, particularly for chronic disease care [ 41 , 44 , 51 , 52 , 54 , 55 , 56 , 59 ]. Overall, an integrated team-based approach required a shared purpose, creative problem solving, mutual …

Cerner, Duke to Automate Data Collection for Chronic Disease Care | HealthIT Analytics | 8/9/2019

Cerner, Duke to Automate Data Collection for Chronic Disease Care Cerner and Duke have partnered to innovate clinical research registries and evaluate potential treatments for chronic disease. Source: Thinkstock 09, 2019 - Cerner has partnered with … capabilities of HealtheIntent, Cerner’s big data and insights platform for population health management . Researchers can use HealtheDataLab to take de-identified patient data, transform the datasets into research-ready formats, and build complex models and …

Patient Monitoring

Anelto Health has announced its “Partnership for Better Outcomes” by releasing its new “No-Risk RPM Platform” for Remote Patient Monitoring | PRWeb | 9/17/2019

Anelto Health has announced its “Partnership for Better Outcomes” by releasing its new “No-Risk RPM Platform” for Remote Patient Monitoring Share Article Anelto Health has announced its “Partnership for Better Outcomes” by releasing its … your loved one. Know how they are doing on their chronic disease care, activity and allows for communication and encouragement. Fun activities and communications to keep the senior engaged and help with depression from loneliness …

Mercy Virtual leads $10M investment in Myia Labs, rolls out home monitoring tech to patients | MobiHealthNews | 9/11/2019

Myia Labs’ tech uses Apple Watches, Oura Rings and other consumer health tracking products to guide chronic disease care. 02:10 pm Share Myia Labs has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led … think of this as ‘personalized care management,’ not just ‘remote patient monitoring.’” Mercy Virtual, a so-called “hospital without beds” that focuses on lower-cost virtual care delivery, has had an at-home engagement service …

Chronic Condition Management

Pharmacies & Drug Stores Industry Near-Term Prospects Bleak - May 21, 2019 - Zacks.com | 5/21/2019

… two companies currently have an astonishing 48.8% combined market share of the U.S. health and beauty retail market. Emphasize on Chronic Disease Care : The modern pharmacy retail and drugstore concept emphasizes on chronic disease care … indicating the huge untapped market for pharmacy retailers dealing in chronic condition management. Keeping this in mind, CVS Health recently acquired Aetna and Walgreens is set to take over Alphabet’s ( GOOGL - Free Report ) Verily. Zacks …

Pharmacies & Drug Stores Industry Near-Term Prospects Bleak - May 21, 2019 - Zacks.com | 5/21/2019

… two companies currently have an astonishing 48.8% combined market share of the U.S. health and beauty retail market. Emphasize on Chronic Disease Care : The modern pharmacy retail and drugstore concept emphasizes on chronic disease care … indicating the huge untapped market for pharmacy retailers dealing in chronic condition management. Keeping this in mind, CVS Health recently acquired Aetna and Walgreens is set to take over Alphabet’s ( GOOGL - Free Report ) Verily. Zacks …

Omada Health

Digital chronic disease management programs’ advantage? Supporting patients at the point of need | MobiHealthNews | 10/11/2019

… needle for those living with these conditions, said Dr. Cynthia Castro Sweet, senior director of clinical research and policy at Omada Health . With this in mind, her company and others in the digital chronic disease … companies and providers at next week’s discussing the challenges regarding chronic disease care. The group, which also includes representatives from Lark Health. And Massachusetts General Hospital, will be tackling the roadblocks digital programs will need …

Digital Therapeutics Alliance Established to Advance Novel Technologies Aimed at Transforming | PR Newswire | 10/24/2017

chronic disease care and treatment,” said David Van Sickle , CEO, Propeller Health. “DTA actively encourages and supports companies working to develop, trial, and market digital offerings with meaningful clinical benefits.” Founding members include Akili Interactive , Propeller Health , Voluntis , and WellDoc . “We encourage the continued growth of this industry through DTA’s work and initiatives,” said Sean Duffy , CEO, Omada Health, and DTA Strategic Advisor. “This specialized category of products emerged from …

Wolters Kluwer

Pharmacies & Drug Stores Industry Near-Term Prospects Bleak - May 21, 2019 - Zacks.com | 5/21/2019

… two companies currently have an astonishing 48.8% combined market share of the U.S. health and beauty retail market. Emphasize on Chronic Disease Care : The modern pharmacy retail and drugstore concept emphasizes on chronic disease care … in the United States. Going by an article published in Wolters Kluwer, with this, the retail pharmacy industry has entered a new phase of fierce competition that is compelling pharmacies to further reduce their prescription …

Pharmacies & Drug Stores Industry Near-Term Prospects Bleak - May 21, 2019 - Zacks.com | 5/21/2019

… two companies currently have an astonishing 48.8% combined market share of the U.S. health and beauty retail market. Emphasize on Chronic Disease Care : The modern pharmacy retail and drugstore concept emphasizes on chronic disease care … in the United States. Going by an article published in Wolters Kluwer, with this, the retail pharmacy industry has entered a new phase of fierce competition that is compelling pharmacies to further reduce their prescription …

UnitedHealthcare

Dr. Drugstore Will See You Now | Managed Care Magazine | 11/6/2019

… beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans now, and Humana has about 17% of the MA market, second only to UnitedHealthcare. Seniors don’t have to be Humana members to use the senior care clinics; Partners … HealthHubs, the company hopes to tap into the market for chronic disease care. CVS dedicated more than 20% of its space at three existing Houston-area stores in December 2018 to open three HealthHUBs, designed …

UnitedHealth Group: A Hold For The Present - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) | Seeking Alpha | 10/14/2019

… and clinical expertise. These core competencies are deployed within two distinct, but strategically aligned, business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum. Important UnitedHealth Initiatives Excerpts from the Q2 UnitedHealth … Optum, Andrew Witty, One significant opportunity for improvement comes in chronic disease care. The 30 million people in the U.S. with three or more chronic diseases account for two thirds of healthcare spending today, and …

Aetna

Dr. Drugstore Will See You Now | Managed Care Magazine | 11/6/2019

… has bedfellowed with Walgreens Boots Alliance to open senior-focused primary care clinics inside Walgreens locations. CVS Health, which owns Aetna, is going beyond its well-known walk-in MinuteClinics with HealthHUBs that are designed … HealthHubs, the company hopes to tap into the market for chronic disease care. CVS dedicated more than 20% of its space at three existing Houston-area stores in December 2018 to open three HealthHUBs, designed …

Pharmacies & Drug Stores Industry Near-Term Prospects Bleak - May 21, 2019 - Zacks.com | 5/21/2019

… two companies currently have an astonishing 48.8% combined market share of the U.S. health and beauty retail market. Emphasize on Chronic Disease Care : The modern pharmacy retail and drugstore concept emphasizes on chronic disease care … condition management. Keeping this in mind, CVS Health recently acquired Aetna and Walgreens is set to take over Alphabet’s ( GOOGL - Free Report ) Verily. Zacks Industry Rank Indicates Weak Near-Term Scenario The industry’s gloomy near …