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Health Management

Three ways payers can help consumers make wise healthcare decisionsPayers can facilitate action on the part of physicians to appreciate the growing awareness and financial responsibility of their patients and to better use a shared decision-making approach. Here’s three ways how.
Five strategies to improve care for members with advanced diseaseHere are five key strategies to improve care and outcomes for members with advanced illness.
Is managed care overusing inferior vena cava filters?A new study evaluating Humana claims data reveals interesting findings about IVC filter use in managed care.
Three reasons for nonadherenceUncover the root causes of why patients become nonadherent and be better positioned to improve the lives of patients and reduce costs through improved health outcomes.
Population health expert highlights medicine’s 'third pillar'Professor in the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery Natalia Wilson, MD, MPH, discusses teaching population health to the next-generation of physicians, and how it will transform care.
Views split on population health benefitsViews on the importance of population health differ depending on how you interact with patients, says the NEJM Care Redesign survey.
PARP inhibitor shows promise in ovarian cancerStudy shows Clovis Oncology’s rucaparib shows clinically meaningful impact in delaying disease recurrence in ovarian cancer.
Racial disparity in breast cancer mortality linked to genesUnderstanding genetic variations and tumor differences in black women with breast cancer could lead to personalized diagnosis and treatment.
How one health plan aims to improve qualityDeveloping and carrying out a unified strategy for quality improvement can be difficult. CareSource is outlining its goals and supporting the front lines to initiate change.
Low CAHPS scores? Try thisLow CAHPS scores are a problem for health plans, but they don’t give much information in terms of how plans can improve. Drill down surveys might be the answer.