Health care systems, hospitals, ACOs, & physician reimbursement reform, integrated delivery systems, & consolidation trends

Innovation ’19: Paramedics reducing ED utilization
Charlotte Huff
EMS providers are making house calls and helping people gain access to primary care with the goal of reducing unnecessary ED utilization.
Innovation ’19: Outpatient Joint Replacement
Lola Butcher
Bundled payment is pushing providers to look for ways to control the cost of joint replacements. Is joint replacement going to become outpatient surgery?
Innovation ’19: SDOH
Timothy Kelley
The storied hospital in Baltimore has hired 70 community health workers and peer recovery specialists from the city’s disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Innovation ’19: Diabetes Management
Lola Butcher
A program at Purdue succeeds by giving people with the disease many choices for how to manage the condition.
Innovation ’19: Data Analytics
Timothy Kelley
Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico has spent $50 million to centralize clinic, pharmacy, and SDOH in a single “data warehouse.” Now the not-for-profit health care system is marketing its data collecting and crunching expertise via a for-profit subsidiary.
Innovation ’19: Drones
Frank Diamond
Stringent FAA safety regulations don’t necessarily mean that medical drones won’t fly as an everyday tool—but it will be a lift.
Innovation ’19: Nudge Units
Timothy Kelley
Mitesh S. Patel, MD, Penn Medicine Nudge Unit
The University of Pennsylvania has established the first “nudge unit” in a health care system to bring the lessons of behavioral economics to the practice of American health care. The goal is to steer clinicians and patients toward choices that will improve health—and save money.
Medication Management
Thomas Reinke
Jardiance, Invokana, and other SGLT2 inhibitors may be used to treat and prevent heart failure and kidney disease in people without diabetes.