Our inaugural innovation issue!
Deal with people’s isolation and disconnection to head off physical health problems—and possibly health care costs.
Provide housing for people experiencing housing instability, some of whom are health care’s super utilizers. Their health will improve, and their utilization will go down.
Develop a formulary that rules out wasteful medications.
Give away healthy breakfasts and dinners to people with diabetes and it will help them control their disease.
Use telehealth to avoid expensive inpatient care and deliver excellent care to even the most remote places.
Deliver hospital-level care in people’s homes to achieve better outcomes and save money.
Make home visits culturally sensitive to engage patients.
Focus medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction on people who have been incarcerated.
Deliver ‘medically tailored’ meals that take into account the nutritional needs of people with chronic illnesses. They will stay healthier and avoid expensive hospital care.
Use apps to keep patients connected to the health care system during transitions and in between visits.
Companies that negotiate for better prices on specialty drugs without the incentive of discounts and rebates.
For some, it might be more convenient—and it’s less costly. Why don’t more patients give peritoneal dialysis a try?
Partnerships between hospital systems and retailers offer telehealth kiosks. Hospitals hope to find loyal patients, and the retailers see a chance to boost sales.
Paul Lendner ist ein praktizierender Experte im Bereich Gesundheit, Medizin und Fitness. Er schreibt bereits seit über 5 Jahren für das Managed Care Mag. Mit seinen Artikeln, die einen einzigartigen Expertenstatus nachweißen, liefert er unseren Lesern nicht nur Mehrwert, sondern auch Hilfestellung bei ihren Problemen.