What trends are shaping the future of cancer care management? The new CMS Oncology Care Model—which incorporates “appropriate aligned financial incentives to improve care coordination, appropriateness of care and access to care for beneficiaries undergoing chemotherapy”—is but one example of the pace of change.
The Center for Health Policy convened a roundtable at the 6th National Accountable Care Organization Summit to discuss accountable care models that address the needs of chronically ill patients, such as those with diabetes or cancer. Many opportunities have been identified worldwide to improve chronic disease care through steps such as better care coordination, more convenient sites of service, remote monitoring, and team-based approaches.
The BC Cancer agency has partnered with Simon Fraser University to create a new survivorship research position to help BC cancer survivors live healthier lives.
“Patient engagement and overall patient experience are becoming key parts of the care delivery equation, as focus continues to shift towards better coordinated care efforts.” Learn more about the role of patient engagement in this article from Healthcare IT News.
“The tenants of accountable care are starting to move the needle on population health management in a measurable way.” An opinion piece in the American Journal of Managed Care discusses how ACOs are improving health while increasingly assuming population health management duties.
EHR technology is in the midst of an evolution from basic documentation tool to population health management and patient engagement platform.
The life and times of an oncology patient navigator: “From logistics, to education, to counseling and transition to post-treatment care, the nurse navigator role has evolved from a mere amenity to a crucial component of cancer care, continuously assisting patients, families, and health care providers across the care continuum.”
How do you build an effective population health management initiative? A new white paper from the Health Care Transformation Task Force offers some guidance.
Massachusetts is aiming to increase health IT usage for improved care coordination with a grant program. “MeHI’s goal is to increase the flow of health information exchange within the state and help providers address transitions of care and care management needs within their communities.”
Population health management (PHM) has been identified as a critical tactic for developing sustainable healthcare models but is a complex endeavour. Becker’s Hospital Review shares some tips for overcoming the barriers to effective PHM.