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Care Management Weekly News Update -10/24/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 03:15 PM

Fighting Chronic Disease Starts with Better Pediatric Care

The United States spends 40% more per patient than other developed countries but suffers the worse overall health outcomes. There is general consensus that a major solution lies in better managing and preventing adult chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart failure.

States Pushing Ahead with Telehealth-Enabling Laws, Regulations, Study Finds

States continue to pass laws and establish regulations expanding the practice of telemedicine, including behavioral telehealth services, an updated analysis by Epstein Becker Green (EBG) shows. Over the past year, Arkansas, Hawaii and Maine adopted regulations allowing physicians to evaluate patients using real-time audio and visual telehealth technologies.

Use Root-Cause Analysis to Prevent Avoidable Admissions

Providers often apply root-cause analysis when examining medical errors or adverse outcomes, but hospitals could apply the same approach to determine which admissions may be preventable.

HIPAA is Hampering Patient Engagement, Analysis Says

Patient engagement is seen as a key way to improve patient and population health, but HIPAA often prevents providers from properly engaging patients, according to a recent New England Journal of Medicine report. One possible solution is for providers to let patients opt into a system that allows sharing of protected health information.

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