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Alternative Payment Models: Yeah or Nay?

So where do we go with our healthcare system under the new administration? Will we move to Alternative Payment bundled-paymentsModels or will FFS continue? A recent study showed that bundled payments for orthopedic joint replacement appeared to be working at lowering costs while maintaining quality.

At the same time, it seems that Dr. Tom Price, the nominee for Secretary of HHS is not a fan of bundled payment.

Along with Gregg Masters and Doug Goldstein, we’ll be exploring some of these and many other issues about the next phase of healthcare reform during the coming months on PopHealth Week.

Let us know what you think.

 

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Is Text Messaging being Overlooked as an Engagement Tool in Healthcare?

 

the-holy-grailImproving the consumer’s engagement in their health has become the holy grail; we’re all searching for it. It seems every week some company is coming out with a new app, system or program claiming they’ve developed an incredible engagement tool that will finally get people involved in their health. Most have stumbled.

Could it be that we are overlooking something because it’s just not cool and there are potential HIPAA concerns? That something is SMS text messaging. Think about it, everyone has a cell phone and text is typically unlimited and has become the new way to communicate.

It also turns out, there are some very good studies to support text messaging to be effective and much more likely to be read and responded to than an app, phone call or email. As for HIPAA, there are ways to use a “text first” approach and stay HIPAA compliant.  ken-saitow

Listen to this episode of PopHealth Week  with Ken Saitow of CareWire as he provides insights into text messaging, HIPAA compliance and use cases. He even touches upon seniors and Medicaid, both of whom respond well to text messaging.

 

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Ray Fabius, MD, a Discussion about Employee Health and a Whole Lot More

Ray FabiusAt the Population Health Alliance Forum last fall, covered by Health Innovation Media, I had the chance to chat with Ray Fabius, MD, CEO and Founder of HealthNext. We discussed a lot of ground including Culture of Health, the impact of creating a culture of health on productivity and company performance, HealthNext and the second Edition of Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness which he co-authored with David Nash, MD.   Ray brings his incredible experience and intellect to this insightful session, have a listen.

 

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Thanks to Gregg Masters the Producer and Co-host of PopHealth Week.

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Arien Malec of Relay Health/McKesson at HiMSS 16 Discusses Interoperability and More

One issue of key importance discussed over and over at HiMSS was Interoperability. Arien Malec,  VP, Data Platform and Acquisition Tools at RelayHealth / McKesson joined me at HiMSS 16 to discuss RelayHealth and his work in this area. Arien is involved at a national policy level as a Co-Chair of the Health IT Standards Committee  and a member of the Interoperability Standards Advisory Task Force.  In this interview for Health Innovation Media Arien touches on a number of important topics including interoperability, HL7 FHIR, patient access to their medical records and McKesson’s recent participation in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative.

 

 

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Validic, an Interview with Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer

As the world continues its push to mobile health and monitoring, Validic has been getting a lot of attention.   Validic provide’s a digital health platform linking a broad array of mobile devices to companies looking to use this data. Their services’ are being used by  hospitals, doctors, insurers, health and wellness companies, pharmaceutical companies and other health care entities.

The revolution going on in healthcare to truly understand the person, how they live, its impact on their health, the creation of a two-way stream of data and impactable information is being fueled by companies like Validic.

Join Chris Edwards, their Chief Marketing Officer as I learn more about Validic, their services and growth brought to you by Health Innovation Media.

 

 

 

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