Seeds of Innovation
Timothy Kelley
Focus medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction on people who have been incarcerated.
Seeds of Innovation
Lola Butcher
Make home visits culturally sensitive to engage patients.
Seeds of Innovation
Frank Diamond
Use apps to keep patients connected to the health care system during transitions and in between visits.
News Wire
The American Medical Group Association says that doctor compensation grew by less than 2% in 2017, the first time that’s happened in over a decade.
With an eye on the demands generated by an aging population, it plans to buy GreatCall, a supplier of health care services for the elderly.
While the top performers are praised, the magazine warns that too many hospitals fail to deliver adequate care.
A policy brief addresses some of the concerns voiced by insurers and hospitals.
Venous Thromboembolism and Other Risks to Be Evaluated in Postmarketing Studies
Charlotte Huff
For some, it might be more convenient—and it’s less costly. Why don’t more patients give peritoneal dialysis a try?
Seeds of Innovation
Timothy Kelley
Deliver hospital-level care in people’s homes to achieve better outcomes and save money.
Seeds of Innovation
Timothy Kelley
Give away healthy breakfasts and dinners to people with diabetes and it will help them control their disease.
CURRENT ISSUE August 2018

Our Inaugural Innovation Issue!

Managed care has moved into the buzzy neighborhood of the social determinants of health. So, our inaugural issue about innovation includes a story about Geisinger treating diabetes with diet and a UnitedHealthcare Medicaid managed care plan that finances affordable housing. Even something as existential as loneliness is now on the agenda.

Meanwhile, the medical care that has been in managed care’s tenuous, awkward, embrace has gone topsy-turvy: hospitals that have no beds and homes that have turned into ad hoc hospitals. And the chronic disjointedness of American health care—of course, there is an app for that.

These innovations are at the pilot, project, skunkworks, and seed-and-seedling stage. But let’s give them a chance. Even if just one or two of these ideas take root and grows, Americans and their health care will be better for it.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
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August 28-30, 2018
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September 13-14, 2018
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Las Vegas, NV
September 13-14, 2018
Washington, DC
September 27-28, 2018
Washington, DC
September 27-28, 2018
Seeds of Innovation
Joseph Burns
Develop a formulary that rules out wasteful medications.
Seeds of Innovation
Susan Ladika
Use telehealth to avoid expensive inpatient care and deliver excellent care to even the most remote places.
News & Commentary
The U.S. avoided 350,000 hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) for Medicare beneficiaries between 2014 and 2016, representing a decline of 8% that saved $2.9 billion in costs, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In addition, about 8,000 deaths were averted. The HACs in…