This book will help clinicians acquire and develop the processes and skills of values-based practice. The aim of most patient-clinician consultations is to improve health outcomes. Often they succeed, and patients are satisfied and empowered. However, some consultations are unsatisfactory and result in failure to improve health outcomes and dissatisfaction on the part of patients, carers or clinicians. When consultations fail to achieve the desired results, the cause is not usually a failure of evidence-based practice. Todays clinicians are trained in evidence-based medicine, educated, updated and appraised. The most likely reason why things go wrong is a failure of values-based practice - not ascertaining the relevant values perspectives and acting on them in a coherent and purposeful manner. If you rehearse and practise the elements of values-based practice detailed in this book, you will find your consultations more personally rewarding and your patients are likely to derive more benefit ...
As we approach the end of October many of us are reminded about seasonal influenza. There are many ways to avoid the flu and prevent its spread including covering your cough, frequent hand washing, staying home from school or work when sick, and getting the flu vaccine. Getting a flu shot not only reduces a persons chance of catching the flu, it also reduces the risk of spreading the flu to others. In addition, flu vaccination often decreases the severity of the flu if you do get sick resulting in less time spent home from work or school.. A recent CDC report reveals that 77.3 percent of surveyed healthcare personnel reported receiving the flu vaccine during the 2014-2015 flu season (up slightly from 75.2 percent in the 2013-2014 season). Many hospitals and health systems now require healthcare personnel (e.g., nurses, physicians) to get a seasonal flu vaccine. These policies are a way to increase healthcare personnel vaccination rates as evidenced by the same CDC survey showing that flu ...
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This resource was developed for JRFs 2006 Convention, as part of a Tikkun Olam workshop about using a communal, values-based approach when engaging in work to make congregational spaces more eco-friendly. This resource was distributed to participants as a starting point for this work ...
Brisbane Psychologist Dr Peter Noordink highlights the efficacy of values-based interventions in this case study with a patient suffering from schizophrenia.
Second, explain briefly to your reader what position you are going to take as regards the statement you have chosen to respond to, and why [in brief, since you will be elaborating on this in more detail as your essay develops]. Keep in mind that you are confronted with a values-based statement, and that your argument will be based on values that you hold or believe in. Therefore, do not make the mistake of arguing from fact--in other words, you should not set out to disprove one of the above statements by claiming you can show it isnt true at all in any situation. In an argument based on values, logic and certain kinds of evidence will definitely be crucial [so, facts will play some part], but the key is to make a case for a certain set of beliefs or core principles or ways of looking at the world [which is different than arguing something is factually true]. Arguments based on value are often aimed at persuading someone, through reason and evidence, to look at the deeper meaning of something, ...
ABSTRACT. The proliferation of crime, especially in the South African context, has placed considerable emphasis on the private security industry. This has also increased fierce competition in the private security domain with both national and international private security companies infiltrating the South African market. Like public policing private security has an important role to play in combating crime and other transgressions, with the exception that private security owes its existence to paying customers. By using the Competing Values Framework (CVF) as conceptual guide, the researchers are able to provide the managers of the company under investigation with insight on how their cultural orientation affects their functioning and ultimately their competitive advantage.. Keywords: Organisational culture, Competing Values Framework (CVF), private security. JEL M14. ...
Western Arizona Council of Governments/ YUMA Area Agency on Aging offers the opportunity to serve your community through Volunteer State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Aide (Mohave County). This is an ongoing opportunity located in Kingman, Arizona.
Updated: May, 2011. Investigation of cases of HIV infection in healthcare personnel without identified risk factors is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health department HIV surveillance staff. These investigations have been conducted since early in the AIDS epidemic, but it was not until 1991 that a standardized investigation protocol was developed and implemented by CDC. Since then, healthcare personnel with HIV who are reported without any known risk for HIV infection are to be investigated by state and local health departments using this protocol, as "Cases of Public Health Importance (COPHI)". Because of the voluntary nature of the reporting system, there is likely underreporting of cases, and the relatively low numbers of documented and possible cases may not reflect the true numbers of cases in the U.S. Documented cases of occupationally acquired HIV are those in which HIV seroconversion is temporally related to an exposure to an HIV-positive ...
Improving population health and patient outcomes, while appropriately managing resources, are the central goals of value-based care-and, they require physician input.. According to Deloitte, "Physicians have long focused on quality of care … but now have to pay attention to resource utilization as well, with the goal of reducing the overall cost of care. To succeed, they need data on healthcare costs, tools to analyze costs related to outcomes and aligned financial incentives.". One of the simplest ways for hospitals to better align with physicians is to make them more aware of administrative priorities. A value-based strategy will most likely be unsuccessful if physicians are caught off guard. Many organizations have hit roadblocks at the implementation phase because they didnt get physicians on board with all of the proposed changes at the outset. Their "eyes were bigger than their stomach for value-based care," as Holland puts it. "A smooth transition starts with proper governance," he ...
He also noted that the law will save the federal budget a quarter of a trillion dollars over 10 years, and will slow the growth in health care costs. Many provisions in the Affordable Care Act will help to directly lower health insurance premiums, such as increased transparency about insurance premium increases and limits on the percent of insurer premiums that go to administrative expenses and profits. Prevention is being enhanced through better coverage and the elimination of copays for preventive services.. By 2014, when key features of the law-such as the state health insurance exchanges, with subsidies for private coverage, and expanded eligibility for Medicaid-are in place, all Americans will have access to affordable coverage.. As the President observed, now is the time to turn to the bipartisan goal of further reducing the growth in health care costs by adopting medical malpractice reforms and making health care safer for patients. He praised the use of electronic health records in the ...
Health Affairs: 9/10/13. Although we have witnessed historic lows in the rate of growth of healthcare spending, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and secular trends have created fundamentally new dynamics in how providers, clinicians, and patients are exposed to the cost of care. New payment and delivery models being tested by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation are shifting the financial risk for managing population health to providers and clinicians. In addition, state health insurance exchanges are poised to introduce new insurance products targeted to meet the needs of price-sensitive consumers. In Silver Plans, designed to have lower premiums, the out-of-pocket payments for brand named pharmaceuticals could be $70 per prescription. Read more. ...
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A leading Colorado consumer advocacy group has completed a detailed study of new rates to be offered on the state health insurance exchange and found the price ranges to be Goldilocks -- just right.
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an FAQ document on state health insurance Exchanges, other market reforms, and Medicaid expansion. The document includes a section on what states should expect if they opt for a federally operated Exchange, including how states can work with the federal government to ensure the needs of a particular state are being met. HHS reiterates that there is no deadline for a state to declare to the federal government its intention to participate in Medicaid expansion to individuals at and below 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL) and that states have flexibility to start and stop the expansion. However, the federal match rates for medical assistance to states for this expansion population are tied to specific calendar years by law (eg, 100% support for newly eligible adults in 2014, 2015, and 2016). Additionally, HHS clarified that the law does not provide for a phased-in or partial expansion to less than 133% of the FPL, something ...
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an FAQ document on state health insurance Exchanges, other market reforms, and Medicaid expansion. The document includes a section on what states should expect if they opt for a federally operated Exchange, including how states can work with the federal government to ensure the needs of a particular state are being met. HHS reiterates that there is no deadline for a state to declare to the federal government its intention to participate in Medicaid expansion to individuals at and below 133% of the federal poverty level (FPL) and that states have flexibility to start and stop the expansion. However, the federal match rates for medical assistance to states for this expansion population are tied to specific calendar years by law (eg, 100% support for newly eligible adults in 2014, 2015, and 2016). Additionally, HHS clarified that the law does not provide for a phased-in or partial expansion to less than 133% of the FPL, something ...
An overwhelming majority (73 percent) of surveyed health insurance executives are planning major, technology-driven transformation at their organizations, with even more (80 percent) moving towards value-based payment models, according to recent research from Burlington, Mass.-based vendor HealthEdge.. The survey results of more than 100 payer executives show that while health insurers understand the significance of participating in a variety of new healthcare business models including value-based payments (80 percent), exchanges (69 percent) and accountable care organizations (ACOs, 55 percent), they remain hampered by a number of key factors that prevent them from effectively participating in these new approaches. These include a continued reliance on manual business processes, legacy technology and hard-to-maintain satellite systems, all of which are also contributing to the high administrative costs that currently plague the industry, survey found.. Further, health insurers face mounting ...
Healthcare is in the process of a major shift in how patient care will be delivered, and how it will be reimbursed. The old fee-for-service (FFS) model, in which providers are paid per person, per visit is giving way to value-based care (VBC), in which providers are paid by how well they meet performance criteria that promotes the overall health of their patient population, or through shared risk models, where both payer and patient share the cost of patient care.1. In the FFS model, patients were more likely to wait to be sick to get care, and providers had less ability to know the health risks of their patients. In the VBC model, there is motivation to improve all patients health.1. According to a 2017 study in the journal NEJM Catalyst, "Under value-based care agreements, providers are rewarded for helping patients improve their health, reduce the effects and incidence of chronic disease, and live healthier lives in an evidence-based way." 2. While any change in how healthcare is delivered ...
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has announced its investing in Health Fidelity, a San Mateo, Calif.-based company which produces analytics-based dashboards and other technologies that calculate risk for value-based healthcare initiatives.. The investment, for an undisclosed amount, comes after UPMC deployed Health Fidelitys risk adjustment analytics platform for its health plan in 2014. The company plans to use the investment to introduce more risk adjustment and value-based software platforms to the market.. "By collaborating with the clinical and technology experts at UPMC, Health Fidelity is able to offer the most comprehensive, scalable solution on the market for perfecting the risk adjustment cycle," stated Mary Beth Jenkins, senior vice president of UPMC Health Plan and UPMC WorkPartners. "Its an innovative technology that has delivered measurable results to UPMC Health Plan, seamlessly integrating with existing risk adjustment processes to deliver results while ...
As the change in care and reimbursement moves toward value-based care, orthopedic surgeons continue to look for tools and resources to provide patients with the best care. The Orthopedic Implant Company Chairman of the board Peter Althausen, MD, further explains the movement toward value-based care and how it has affected orthopedics.
Meg Barbor, MPH. Value-Based Care. Value frameworks in oncology are relatively early in development, and their ultimate impact remains unknown, but at a minimum, providers should be aware of the current value frameworks and how each value framework measures value, as well as their implications for clinical trial development, said Kasia Shields, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, BCPS, Director, Medical Communications, Xcenda/AmerisourceBergen, at the 2016 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program. [ Read More ] ...
Is your work attire spreading infection? This article examines the relationship between healthcare personnel attire and healthcare associated infection.
Vaccinating healthcare personnel (HCP) against influenza is important to prevent transmission and morbidity among patients and staff. We conducted an online survey assessing knowledge, perceptions and attitudes concerning influenza vaccination among HCP. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to identify independent predictors of vaccination. The survey was completed by 468 HCP representing all categories of staff. Doctors believed that vaccination was the best way to prevent influenza and perceived the vaccine less harmful as compared to nurses and allied health professionals. Getting vaccinated was associated with a greater likelihood of recommending vaccination to patients: 86 % vs. 54 % in vaccinated and unvaccinated HCP, respectively. Reasons for vaccine refusal were fear of needles (19 %); fear of side effects (66 %) and lack of time (16 %). In the multivariate analysis, survey items that were independently associated with vaccination were beliefs that: vaccine effectively prevents
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Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference in the field, this title brings you the practical, hands-on information you need to effectively evaluate and manage neuro-ophthalmic conditions ...
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See the difference? For Company A, profit is the overall desired result, and the products are the means to achieve that. For Company B, the product delivery is the desired result, and profit is necessary in order to be able to do that.. Company B has placed its product delivery above profit.. In real life, businesses dont often state objectives this clearly, and it can be hard to figure out the balance. But companies with deep values will often be much clearer. They have to be, because theyre bucking the expectations of the industry.. How would you tell? Lets go back to our two examples. Imagine that something happened (a global recession, for example) in which it became impossible to achieve both objectives. How does the company behave?. Company A: It finds something else it can do to make its profit. Perhaps it sacrifices some of those words describing the products - it becomes inconsistent, the products arent valued so much anymore, and it loses sight of its customers.. Company B: It ...
San Diego, CA-Analysis of healthcare utilization among Medicare beneficiaries with multiple myeloma suggests that the setting of autologous hema-topoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) has a significant impact on provider reimbursement and out-of-pocket expenses for patients, according to data presented at ASH 2018.
BACKGROUND: To understand healthcare personnels infection prevention behaviour has long been viewed as a key factor in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Suboptimal hand hygiene compliance and handling of materials, equipment and surfaces present the main risks for potential organism transmission. Further exploration is needed regarding the role of context-specific conditions and the infection prevention behaviours of healthcare personnel. Such knowledge could enable the development of new intervention strategies for modifying behaviour.. AIM: To describe risk behaviours for organism transmission in daily care activities over time.. METHODS: Unstructured observations of healthcare personnel carrying out patient related activities were performed on 12 occasions over a period of 18 months.. FINDINGS: Risk behaviours for organism transmission occur frequently in daily care activities and the results shows that the occurrence is somewhat stable over time. Interruptions in care activities ...
Framing the Issue The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has rolled out a new Medicare physician payment system. Leaders of small rural hospitals believe success under Medicares Quality Payment Program looks a lot like success under value-based population health. Many small rural providers, including Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and clinicians with low volumes of Medicare patients are exempt from the QPP in 2017. Most eligible clinicians at small rural facilities will fall under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017 but . . .
The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.
As the healthcare environment increasingly shifts toward value-based reimbursement, it has been left up to specialty practices to find ways to more comprehensively document their outcomes while still preserving the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship. EHR vendors have been challenged to create new methods of frictionless data capture and patient engagement that ensure compliance with the new model, allow practices to prove the value of their service and maximize reimbursements without impeding existing workflows.. SRS Health offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that seamlessly monitors the entire continuum of care-from pre- to post-visit-giving IBJI the ability to optimize workflows, operational efficiencies and treatment protocols, leading to better clinical outcomes for their patients and better financial outcomes for the practice itself. SRS Healths patient engagement platform-in addition to automating patient intake and the collection of patient feedback-empowers patients to ...
Pharma in Europe: New Medicine for a New World Building Value-Based Healthcare Business Models As healthcare systems begin to pay for outcomes rather than products, smart patient-centric services will
ACPE UAN #: 0233-0000-17-020-H04-P. Release Date: March 28, 2017. Expiration Date: March 28, 2020. Activity Type: Knowledge-based. Contact Hours: 1.25. Activity Fee: Member: $15 Non-Member: $30. Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.. Activity Overview: Oncology care is evolving into a true value-based system that rewards better outcomes and lower costs. As part of this evolution, health plans and oncology quality management companies increasingly are relying on predictive analytics to improve value based cancer care delivery. This case-based session highlights two specific approaches that are being used to drive quality improvement and cost savings: risk stratification to reduce inappropriate chemotherapy and predictive modeling to prevent avoidable chemotherapy-related hospital admissions. You will come away with a better understanding of how to harness available information to build effective predictive analytics models that connect clinical and financial ...
ACPE UAN #: 0233-0000-17-020-H04-P. Release Date: March 28, 2017. Expiration Date: March 28, 2020. Activity Type: Knowledge-based. Contact Hours: 1.25. Activity Fee: Member: $15 Non-Member: $30. Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.. Activity Overview: Oncology care is evolving into a true value-based system that rewards better outcomes and lower costs. As part of this evolution, health plans and oncology quality management companies increasingly are relying on predictive analytics to improve value based cancer care delivery. This case-based session highlights two specific approaches that are being used to drive quality improvement and cost savings: risk stratification to reduce inappropriate chemotherapy and predictive modeling to prevent avoidable chemotherapy-related hospital admissions. You will come away with a better understanding of how to harness available information to build effective predictive analytics models that connect clinical and financial ...
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Abarca Health, a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and technology company that serves more than two million lives across the nation, has signed a value-based reimbursement contract with Biogen Inc.
The fast-changing primary care landscape, new value-based payment models and accelerating efforts to address social determinants of health highlight this months news roundup.
ACO Partner, a value-based service provider, gains market share in AZ providing independent practices services to improve care quality, reduce costs.
Video created by Columbia University for the course HI-FIVE: Health Informatics For Innovation, Value & Enrichment (Clinical Perspective). This module is optional, but has additional topics that you may be interested based on your role. We ...
Value-based treatment and outcomes is a largely discussed topic in national healthcare today. Unfortunately though, there is not a unanimous definition of
Some medtech CEOs have embraced value-based health care and the business opportunity it represents, but many remain cautious. Thats understandable-but strategically misguided. Companies dont have the luxury to wait.
American Health & Drug Benefits® examines drug and other healthcare intervention value from the separate and unified vantage points of each stakeholder group to the process: payers, purchasers, providers, patients, manufacturers, regulators, distributors, and evaluators. Directly or indirectly, all parties to healthcare benefits influence policy and demand satisfaction of their interests.
Quality measures are at the top of the list of potential changes outlined in CMS 2015 IPPS proposed rule, published in the Federal Register April 30. The proposed rule addresses several issues related to the Affordable Care Act, including the hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction, readmissions reduction, and hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) programs.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is formulating a new initiative to reward hospitals for the quality of care they provide to Medicare patients and reduce healthcare costs. Authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program marks an historic change in how Medicare pays healthcare providers and facilities - for the first time, 3,500 hospitals nationwide will be paid for inpatient acute-care services based on care quality, not just the quantity of the services they provide.. This initiative supports the objectives of the Partnership for Patients, a public-private partnership that will help improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. The partnership has the potential to save 60,000 lives and up to $35 billion in U.S. healthcare costs over the next three years, including up to $10 billion for Medicare. Over the next ten years, the Partnership for Patients could reduce costs to Medicare by ...
The Director then called on people to visit hospitals any time they are confronted with health challenges because they were essentially set up for them, adding that people have to patronize the facilities and own them as well like their own property.. "By owning them, the communities should be going and advise management of the hospitals on ways to improve healthcare services. They can also contribute by way of purchasing the needed minor healthcare equipment. Whenever there is complain, they should discuss with the management with a view to finding a lasting solution, if it cant be settled at the hospital level, it will then brought to the Board", the Director stressed.. He then lamented the attitude of some medical doctors who are on the habit of prescribing drugs before patient finishes explaining his problems, saying that this has gravely against medical ethics and professionalism.. He noted that Board is doing all its best to see everything goes in accordance with health professionalism ...
... s/ educators work in just about any environment where healthcare personnel are found - and a few where healthcare personnel are not usually found! Most obvious, of course, are the instructors who are found in established schools of nursing or medicine in community colleges, colleges and universities. Even when employed by a school of nursing, the actual teaching environment may be very diverse. An instructor may work in the classroom, a laboratory, or in any healthcare environment as clinical instructor providing hands-on instruction for students. Beyond the obvious schools of nursing, many healthcare facilities (hospitals, hospices, long term care facilities, etc.) may have a Nursing instructor/ educator who can provide just-in-time training for new techniques or equipment, orientation for new staff, and remedial education for an employee who is having trouble with some aspect of the job. In addition, nursing instructors/ educators may provide education to the community ...
Older research outputs will score higher simply because theyve had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 220,478 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its contemporaries ...
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