BHM Blog 2017-11-29T14:57:21+00:00

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Preserving Cybersecurity Requires New Approach

January 2nd, 2018|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.

Closing Telehealth Gap by Educating Payers

December 27th, 2017|Telehealth and Telemedicine, Uncategorized|

Hospitals and healthcare-delivery systems are embracing telehealth, having made substantial investments in infrastructure, training, and process re-engineering. Yet most patients — about eight out of 10 consumers — are still largely unaware of how to access telehealth or whether their insurer will cover it. Through education we can continue progress in closing the Telehealth gap.

Premature Death Rising: Stakeholders Combat Challenges

December 27th, 2017|Big Data, Health Care Reform, News and Events, Strategic Planning, Trends|

America’s Health Rankings Annual Report, now in its 28th year, provides a holistic view of the health of the nation and of each state by analyzing 35 measures of behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes data. The rise of premature death is a concern shared by health care professionals, payers, and leadership as well as their members.

Healthcare Trends to Watch for 2018

December 27th, 2017|Clinical Operations Improvement, Organizational Analysis, Trends|

In the upcoming year, persistent uncertain and risk is projected for the US health industry, according to PwC’s Health Reach Institute’s newly released Healthcare trend report. The challenges of 2017, heated debates over health and tax reform and natural disasters could echo in 2018. Payers have already been strategizing for 2018, but looking at the 12 defining healthcare trends for 2018 can assist payers with long-term planning.

Social Determinants Vital To Payer Improvement

December 19th, 2017|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.

Opioid Crisis Measures Mostly Fail: Payer Concerns

December 18th, 2017|Behavioral Health Integration, Care Coordination, Clinical Analysis, Clinical Operations Improvement, Strategic Planning|

Payers are stretched to the breaking point trying to manage the onslaught of substance use disorder cases. It’s more important than ever to acquire accurate data to help payers and policy makers establish effective and long-lasting opioid crisis measures.

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

December 12th, 2017|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. 

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