Three strategies for health execs navigating valueHealthcare organizations are looking for new ways to engage consumers, streamline information sharing and transparency and collaborate with other industry stakeholders. As a result, healthcare stakeholders need to focus on three key strategies.
Healthcare’s quest for greater payer-provider synergyPayers are in the strongest-position to activate the transition to value-based management models, but they must improve collaboration with providers.
BCBSM’s new initiative aims to help patients with their medicationsBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) is collaborating with the University of Michigan Health System, physician organizations and pharmacists across the state to team up pharmacists with patient care teams as part of a new initiative to help patients manage and comply with their medication plans.
Statewide collaborative model saves billions in health expensesOver the last 10 years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and stakeholders have prevented $1.4 billion in health expenses. Here's how.
Five ways to improve payer-provider relations
Fighting back, part 1: Overcoming the challenges of independent practice
Fighting back, part 1: Overcoming the challenges of independent practiceOwning a primary care practice has rarely—if ever—been more challenging than it is today. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this and the following issue of Medical Economics, we present physicians and practices that are beating the odds by fighting back. They are overcoming the obstacles to success and practicing medicine the way they want to. We hope their examples inspire you to fight back too.
Six Steps to ACO successHere are six steps experts say are necessary for success as an accountable care organization (ACO).
(WEBINAR) Better Care Team Collaboration and Productivity with Secure Mobile MessagingDon't let HIPAA slow you down. Part of the 2013 EHR Web Seminar Series.
The future of family medicineThe healthcare landscape is shifting rapidly, and for family physicians, that change is placing increased importance on their role within the system.
CDC provides tool kit to help with collaborative practice agreementsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the help of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has developed a tool kit for instituting collaborative practice agreements between healthcare providers and pharmacists, which is intended to improve healthcare quality.