Five ways to close gaps in care and build a successful quality improvement program By deploying a proactive, year-round strategy that aligns data analytics with a focused approach for addressing gaps in care, your organization can turn routine quality measurement and reporting activities into a true strategic advantage by ensuring that quality measurably improves across key metrics. Automated health tracking boosts patient engagement, study shows January 07, 2017 By Tracey Walker Connected devices and apps eliminating the need for manual tracking drive better long-term engagement in healthy activities, a study from Walgreens and Scripps Translational Science, shows. Watch list 2017: Top therapeutic areas January 03, 2017 By Mari Edlin Find out about the latest treatment and drug pipeline developments Get your plan members to shop around for less-expensive care December 29, 2016 By Judy Packer-Tursman Some health plans are finding success with a new program that rewards patients for seeking out cheaper care. How data analytics combats the opioid epidemic Deaths due to opioid abuse have risen sharply—and show no signs of leveling off. Here’s how data analytics can prevent abuse and diversion. Top 10 takeaways from managed healthcare State of Industry Survey December 23, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate Find out how healthcare executives feel about the industry moving into 2017. Mental health: The secret sauce to healthcare reform December 20, 2016 By Tracey Walker Mental health advocate Patrick J. Kennedy talks to Managed Healthcare Executive about reform, mental health equity, and how payers can help integrate care in mental health. Nine ways Trump will change healthcare December 20, 2016 By Tracey Walker A Trump administration is expected to have far-reaching impacts on healthcare. Here are nine changes to keep on your radar. Ten ways Medicare Advantage plans improve risk adjustment success December 19, 2016 By Sean Creighton Medicare plans must understand the impact of CMS rule change to be prepared for risk adjustment in 2017. Here are 10 tips to better manage the risk adjustment process. ACOs support programs that increase value in pediatrics December 18, 2016 By Tracey Walker Study: ACOs can be part of the structure to improve outcomes in children with medical complexity.