Population Health and Telemedicine topped our reading list this week with proven models in improving the quality of healthcare in the Northeast. Can these positive strides be scaled and reach across the country into facilities providing care to our rural and underserved populations?
- "BCBS of Mass. CEO: Global payment success 'shows we don't have to wait for political consensus to act in healthcare' " A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' global budget payments slowed down spending growth while improving healthcare quality — achieving what BCBS of Massachusetts' CEO referred to as the "holy grail in healthcare": higher quality at a lower cost. Article
- "How telemedicine has become the new 'home visit' for Children's National genetics patients"Natasha Shur, MD, a clinical geneticist at Children's National Health System, is spearheading a new telemedicine program for pediatric patients who have genetic or rare conditions. Article
- "What population health IT vendors are doing to support SDOH" Three representative vendors discuss why social determinants of health are important to population health management, and describe how their technologies help put these important data points to work. Article