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Care Management Weekly News Update - 8/29/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 08:36 AM

3 Ways to Improve Patients’ Medication Adherence

Getting patients with chronic illnesses to take their prescribed medications so they stay well can be a big challenge for doctors. There are many reasons why an estimated 80% of patients with chronic conditions don’t stick to their care management plans, including medication regimens, according to PatientEngagementHIT.

Study: EHR Gap Remains for Hospitals

There remains an EHR gap in healthcare despite many hospitals adopting EHRs and using the technology to “support performance measurement and patient engagement,” according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). 

Beyond Reporting: Analytics Moving to Point of Care

This report reveals that analytics vendor solutions have matured but struggle to exploit new sources of data in a rapidly transforming industry. In addition, analytics solutions and care management applications are more tightly linked now and show promise for moving analytics-derived insights closer to the point of care.

Physician Groups Want Shorter MACRA Reporting Periods, Rewards for Improvement

Many of the proposed changes will afford physician group practices “with stability and flexibility” during the second year of the program, the Medical Management Group Association said, with steps to reduce burdens under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and support physician practices as they transition to alternative payment models (APMs).

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