Avicenna Medical Blog

Care Management Weekly News Update - 2/14/18

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

Chronic Care Diagnoses Need Better Patient-Provider Communication

Patient-provider communication following a chronic illness diagnosis needs to strike an important balance of discussing clinical implications and the effect the disease will have on that individual patient’s lifestyle. However, previous patient reports show that providers often miss that mark and that communication can often feel rushed and impersonal, the researchers shared.

Hospitals Turn to Chatbots, AI for Care

As providers look to better engage patients and improve efficiency, many are turning to artificial intelligence to help them succeed. AI-powered medical assistants can book appointments, remind patients to take their pills, monitor a patient’s health status and perform other time-intensive tasks. They can also assist with inventory, billing and claims management

NYC Health + Hospitals Embeds Care Management in ER, Connects More Patients to Primary Care

NYC Health + Hospitals piloted a care management program in six of its emergency departments, and while it led to more patients connecting to primary care, there's still room for improvement. The country's largest municipal health system launched the pilot in September 2014 under a grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, with an eye toward decreasing unnecessary ER visits. 

Better Medicare Alliance Calls on Congress to Approve Chronic Care Act in Stopgap Measure

Today Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), the leading advocacy coalition of over 100 organizations and 300,000 senior advocates in support of Medicare Advantage urged Congress to approve key Medicare Advantage provisions in the Continuing Appropriations Act, HR 1892. HR 1892, a stopgap measure introduced today to prevent a government shutdown, includes provisions from the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act.

Tags: Weekly Industry News