Originally Published in In Business Magazine. The U.S. healthcare system is immersed in the most significant payment reform changes in decades. This transition from rewarding the volume of care to the value of care – measured by patient outcomes – brings substantial challenges and opportunities.
Originally Published in Health Plan Week by AIS Health. Technology will be crucial in helping health plans to connect care teams, integrate behavioral health and primary care, and identify and analyze key data that can help them target where to focus energies in improving patient populations.
Originally published in HealthLeaders Media. Health plans will continue to face challenges such as an influx of people into Medicare and more pressure to participate in risk-based contracts. The uncertainty that complicated health plan strategies in 2017 will continue this year and could accelerate.
Originally posted on Health Professional Radio. Dr. Shar Najafi, Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health for Equality Health, discusses her mission to provide care that encompasses the mind and body to those affected by health disparities.
Originally posted on Health Professional Radio. Dr. Mark Stephan, VP and Medical Director for Equality Health, discusses next-generation technical capabilities that are finally making healthcare data operational — HealthBI CareEmpower.
It was quite bracing to read the August 3 Kaiser Health News report entitled “Half of Nation’s Hospitals Fail Again to Escape Medicare’s Readmission Penalties.”