Mental healthcare becomes top priority for healthcare execsMultiple factors are moving mental healthcare to a front burner issue in managed care.
In this issue
Making sense of big data: Data projects spur progress July 03, 2016By Donna MarburyMany health systems have a hard time capturing and using data from patients that can make a real impact on their businesses. Here are some innovative projects to have on your radar. Ransomware attacks present growing threat for hospitalsCyberattacks based on ransomware—hacking into a computer system and holding it hostage until the victim pays to regain access—are on the rise. Remote monitoring drives value-based care July 04, 2016By Aine CrytsPayers pair with providers to manage patients with chronic disease at a distance. Consumers exploit health insurance exchange loopholes June 30, 2016By Karen AppoldHealth plans have found that Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange plans are plagued with loopholes, and that some consumers are taking advantage. Top ways to attract, manage diverse patient populations July 06, 2016By Donna MarburyHealth plans must find new and meaningful ways to connect with patients of diverse backgrounds. Asthma drug pipeline: Prevalence, costs to increase July 07, 2016By Erin BastickAs asthma prevalence continues to rise in the adult and pediatric populations, U.S. healthcare spending on medications, especially branded inhalers, is expected to increase. Karen B. DeSalvo on the top tech changes health execs should watch July 08, 2016By Aubrey WestgateKaren B. DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, gives the best courses of action for top technology challenges and opportunities facing healthcare executives. How four health plans are fighting the opioid epidemic July 10, 2016By Mari EdlinFrom new outreach programs to multidisciplinary teams, here are some new strategies health plans are employing to fight the opioid epidemic Think bigger when measuring remote monitoring effectsRemote monitoring studies are missing the mark when assessing the value of the technology. Here’s why. Top 7 leadership deficiencies in healthcare July 22, 2016By Aubrey WestgateThe Managed Healthcare Executive editorial advisory board says healthcare executives should watch out for these seven leadership deficiencies.