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MichelleLa_Vone_2014_Headshot_MDB3015_81x99web.jpgContributor: Michelle LaVone
Topics: Retail Clinics, Healthcare Reform, Medicaid Expansion, Care Coordination, Population Health Management, Clinical Integration

In a move mirroring a nationwide trend, New Orleans’ leading health system, Ochsner Health, entered into a clinical affiliation with CVS Health in April 2015. The affiliation allows the organizations to share patient information via electronic health records, an exchange that encourages physician and pharmacist collaboration on chronic disease management and medication adherence.
 
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Posted on: 6/18/2015 9:26:04 AM


Contributer: Jane DuBose
Topic: Care Coordination

Conventional wisdom got turned on its head in many ways lately in the world of managed healthcare.

Two studies published in Health Affairs cast doubts on practices many of us thought made sense: using electronic records makes physicians more efficient, and public reporting on hospital performance improves patient outcomes. A third report, this from the Congressional Budget Office a few weeks back, concluded that 34 disease and care management programs, plus four value-based purchasing programs, failed to reduce Medicare spending.

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Posted on: 3/9/2012 8:09:00 AM


MichelleLa_Vone_2014_Headshot_MDB3015_81x99web.jpgContributor: Michelle LaVone
Topics: Retail Clinics, Healthcare Reform, Medicaid Expansion, Care Coordination, Population Health Management, Clinical Integration

In a move mirroring a nationwide trend, New Orleans’ leading health system, Ochsner Health, entered into a clinical affiliation with CVS Health in April 2015. The affiliation allows the organizations to share patient information via electronic health records, an exchange that encourages physician and pharmacist collaboration on chronic disease management and medication adherence.
 
Read more.
Posted on: 6/18/2015 9:26:04 AM


Contributer: Jane DuBose
Topic: Care Coordination

Conventional wisdom got turned on its head in many ways lately in the world of managed healthcare.

Two studies published in Health Affairs cast doubts on practices many of us thought made sense: using electronic records makes physicians more efficient, and public reporting on hospital performance improves patient outcomes. A third report, this from the Congressional Budget Office a few weeks back, concluded that 34 disease and care management programs, plus four value-based purchasing programs, failed to reduce Medicare spending.

Read more.
Posted on: 3/9/2012 8:09:00 AM


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