Population Health Bulletin

Complimentary from the publishers of Population Health News               September 2017

  ACOs Improve Quality

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are advancing the quality of the nation’s health care services. In the first three years of the Medicare ACO program, ACOs improved on 82 percent of their quality measures and outperformed regular fee-for-service providers on 81 percent of quality measures. Learn more here.

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  "To head off the burnout that contributes to lower patient satisfaction and poor outcomes, DaVita maintains a schedule of regular check-ins for all members of a care team. For example, we regularly collect feedback from our nephrologist partners about the stressors they perceive: changes in the regulatory landscape, healthcare reform and practice financial pressures."

- Allen R. Nissenson, M.D., FACP, FASN, FNKF, Chief Medical Officer, DaVita Kidney Care.
  “People with diabetes who were non-adherent to their oral diabetes drugs had 1.3 times higher medical costs and 4% higher total healthcare costs compared to those who were adherent, spending an average of $11,176 vs. $10,683 in 2016. For commercially insured members, that is a difference of nearly $493 per person."

Excerpted from: Population Health News, Volume 4 Number 9, September 2017, "Delivering Quality Care for People With Diabetes," by Glen Stettin, M.D.
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Building Blocks for Population Health: The Health System Perspective

The challenge is before us all: how to make healthcare better by delivering more value—a better experience and higher quality at lower cost. What is not as clear is how quickly the industry will transform, and exactly what sequence of steps needs to be taken to manage the transition from fee for service to fee for value.

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Health IT Analytics: the Social Determinants of Population Health 

1. safe and secure housing
2. English language proficiency and cultural understanding
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Source: HealthIT Analytics, from an article by Jennifer Bresnick

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This Month in Population Health News
  • Delivering Quality Care for People With Diabetes by Glen Stettin, M.D.
  • Small Businesses Keep Pace With Nationwide Health Trends
  • ConcertoHealth Patient3D Improves Outcomes for Vulnerable Patient Populations by Robin Tam
  • Managing Population Health and Avoiding Physician Burnout: Can You Do Both? by Paul DeChant, M.D., MBA, and Bridget E. Searles, M.S., R.N.
  • Thought Leaders' Corner: How Can Healthcare Organizations Achieve the Quadruple Aim, Expanding the Triple Aim to Include the Mitigation of Employee and Physician Burnout and Improving Work Life?
  • Catching Up With Donato Tramuto
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