Quality clinical practice for the management of diabetic patients should include screening for nephropathy. Reliance on a prescription alone should not be considered evidence of effective screening for such patients when that drug is used for other clinical indications.
Deliver hospital-level care in people’s homes to achieve better outcomes and save money.
Current asthma guidelines combine treatment, follow-up, and re-evaluation to manage asthma control, reduce impairment, and decrease risk of morbidity in patients. Analysis reveals that FeNO monitoring to guide asthma management is cost effective, increasing quality-adjusted life years while decreasing costs associated with asthma management.
Use telehealth to avoid expensive inpatient care and deliver excellent care to even the most remote places.
But the adoption of new technology is rarely smooth; learning curves create jagged edges. The gee-whiz factor of technology can easily get ahead of true utility and effectiveness. And, of course, there’s the expense. Hospitals and other providers need to be ready to plow millions in new machines.
Deal with people’s isolation and disconnection to head off physical health problems—and possibly health care costs.
Too many Americans are skipping prescribed medications because they find them too expensive. That foretells trouble for payers—and for patients. On this page, you’ll find several relevant facts and numbers.
Use apps to keep patients connected to the health care system during transitions and in between visits.
Compared with control groups, the SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists were associated with reductions in all-cause mortality—and researchers had set all-cause mortality as the primary outcome for the meta-analysis. As for the DPP-4 inhibitors, they identified an association with a small increase (0.1%) in all-cause mortality compared with controls.
Health care is increasingly becoming like other retail encounters—a transaction between buyers and sellers. Patients, providers, payers—everybody needs to adjust. With the right technology and the will to change, the process of paying for health care can become as simple—and as painless—as getting a haircut.
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.