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Care Management Weekly News Update - 12/17/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Dec 17, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

Industry Voices—Nutrition is a 'Blind Spot' in Patient Care That Needs Prioritizing

Despite its recognized importance in all facets of health and healing, nutrition is often overlooked and underserved—and not just within the general population. There is also a significant gap in how nutrition is addressed in healthcare settings, which creates a critical “blind spot” in patient care.

VA Launches National Artificial Intelligence Institute to Drive Research and Development

The VA's new National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) is incorporating input from veterans and its partners across federal agencies, industry, nonprofits, and academia to prioritize AI R&D to improve veterans' health and public health initiatives, the VA said in a press release.

Georgetown Home Care Hospital Collaboration Program Reduces Readmissions by 44%

Providing both assistance and assurance to patients after being discharged from the hospital can drastically curb readmissions — and significantly cut health care spending in turn. That was the goal of a Georgetown Home Care (GHC) pilot program launched earlier this year.

Care Coordination Less Robust in US Than Other Countries

Patient care coordination appears to be more of a challenge in the United States than in other countries. Fewer U.S. primary care physicians receive information from specialists about changes in their patients’ medications and care plans than their counterparts in seven other high-income countries.


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