VH Insights
Episodes of Care for Chronic Disease Management
Episodes of Care for Chronic Disease Management
Written by: Hants Williams, PhD, RN
August 10, 2018
The future of care management will revolve around episodes of care. By leveraging insights captured by episodes of care, healthcare organizations will have the ability to look across the continuum of care and determine how to better engage members, decrease costs, improve outcomes, and overall satisfaction for the right member, at the right time, with the right services.
Pivoting with Nurses from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care
Pivoting with Nurses from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care
Written by: Hants Williams, PhD, RN
August 3, 2018
Love it or hate it, value-based care is here to stay and is federal law. However, the largest component of human capital in our healthcare system (specifically for most managed care organizations - the nurse), has been detached from many of the discussions regarding the transition to value-based care, and the difficulties that lay ahead for patients, providers, and payers alike.
Social Determinants of Health: An Introduction
Social Determinants of Health: An Introduction
Written by: Ty McDonald
July 27, 2018
What determines the reality of our health and health care costs? Is it time spent with a clinical expert? Genetics? The resources and technology deployed in a clinical care setting? Practitioner experience? All of these factors play a role in determining our health status (and the financial cost of care), but they play a significantly smaller role than you may think.
Big Data for Care Management Professionals
Big Data for Care Management Professionals
Written by: Hants Williams, PhD, RN
July 20, 2018
Extracting knowledge from such large quantities of health-related data (often referred to as “data science”) that are captured in medical records, administrative claims, and many other disparate sources, may significantly enhance a care manager's ability to understand the biological, genetic, and behavioral underpinnings of a person's health.
Suicide Trends and Care Management
Suicide Trends and Care Management
Written by: Hants Williams, PhD, RN
July 13, 2018
The ever growing digitization, collection, and storage of health-related data has created new and exciting opportunities for care management professionals. Extracting knowledge and actionable insights from this data may lead to significant enhancements in a care manager's ability to understand the biological, social, and behavioral underpinnings of a member's health.