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Using Technology to Improve Patient Care Delivery
Presenter: Ramona Ramadas

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The Mixed Success of Disruptive Technologies
Presenter: Ramona Ramadas

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Providers in California, Texas and New York are currently implementing transformation projects under various 1115 Waivers to achieve the Quadruple Aim: better health, better care, less cost, higher satisfaction.  Work under delivery system reform incentive payment programs (DSRIP) — the component of 1115 waivers that pays for outcomes if providers change practices from volume to […]

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As mass media totes an impending national nursing shortage, many young students and career transitioners are flocking to nursing school. In Fall 2015, total nursing baccalaureate enrollment totaled 331,703, up from 180,127 ten years ago1. As a result of this increased enrollment, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) estimates the number of licensed registered […]

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How quickly can a health care market shift from traditional fee-for-service to payments based on value? New York state has a worthy but ambitious goal of moving 80-90% of managed care organization Medicaid expenditures to value-based payment (VBP) by 2020. In order to accomplish this, the state is using a carrot and stick approach with […]

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Remote patient monitoring has the potential to improve care management and lower costs for high-risk patients – but the right devices alone are not enough. Organizations must think about how and where to integrate remote patient monitoring into the care management work flow, as well as the operational support needed to support a remote monitoring […]

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The New York State DSRIP program aims to create accountability at a community level for improving health outcomes for the Medicaid population. It accomplishes this by using performance-based contracting to incentivize community providers to work together towards this common goal. These contracts are executed in multiple phases with distinct objectives, and rely on the core […]

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Health care payers are rapidly adopting value-based payments as a model of choice, tasking hospitals with the necessity of designing a health care delivery system that can achieve payment reform expectations. Value-based payments are rooted not only in improved clinical outcomes, but also in advancing cost-efficient delivery of care. Stewardship programs are one mechanism by […]

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Danielle Westermann is a Regional Manager overseeing educational programs at Citrus Valley Health Partners and Kaiser Permanente South Bay. She is responsible for supervising program operations, working with her portfolio of clients to identify short-term and long-term solutions for the health care workforce and adding value through additional services and projects. Within her role, Danielle […]

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The Path to Payment Reform: More than 50 percent of all payments to medical providers – health systems, physicians and other care providers – are made by federal, state and local government funds1. These costs have accelerated to reflect an aging population and price inflation, and are projected to account for nearly 20 percent […]

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