Social Determinants Vital To Payer Improvement

2017-12-19T18:50:38+00:00 By |Managed Care, Population Health, Trends, Uncategorized, Utilization Management|

A report from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, was released linking social determinants of health to differences in health across communities. From this report payers can see how demographic, behavioral, and structural factors impact health conditions of their members in different ways and gain greater insight into these differences to better understand population’s overall health.

Health System CEOs Share ‘What Keeps Them Awake’ In Survey

2017-12-12T18:52:47+00:00 By |Lean Management, Operational Analysis, Organizational Analysis, Population Health, Trends|

CEOs at hospitals and health systems are faced with increasing headwinds as they look to move forward in an uncertain environment. So what are the key issues and trends CEOs are facing? Deloitte interviewed 20 health system CEOs this year to find out. While none of the key themes emerging from our interviews have really changed since Deloitte last spoke with health system CEOs, the urgency certainly has. Instead of thinking about these issues in a futuristic sense, CEOs are ready to address and tackle them now. 

Cybersecurity Threats Predictions Report For 2018

2017-12-05T22:59:30+00:00 By |Healthcare IT, Services|

This year’s "McAfee Labs 2018 Cybersecurity Threats Predictions Report" focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes, long-term implications of corporations gathering children’s user-generated content, and the emergence of a machine learning innovation race between defenders and adversaries.

Telemedicine Services Demand Pressures Payers

2017-12-05T22:43:20+00:00 By |Telehealth and Telemedicine, Trends|

2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey reflects a surging demand for telemedicine services among providers and patients, and a broader acceptance of the technology by other major players in the health care industry. In the 2014 inaugural survey three years ago, 87 percent of respondents did not expect their patients to be using telemedicine services by this time. However, according to this year’s survey, those expectations have been defied with approximately three-quarters of respondents currently offering, or planning to offer, such services, and also having strong intentions to grow those programs (53 percent).

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