Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Tag: health outcomes

Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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The benefits of thinking inside the box

Aug. 3, 2022 / By Steve Delaronde

Thinking outside the box has become a truism. It is meant to convey creativity and thinking beyond the obvious. Yet boxes serve a purpose. When we categorize and classify people […]

Steve CantwellSteve Cantwell

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Dr. Paul Farmer and the pursuit of the impossible 

July 13, 2022 / By Steve Cantwell

In February 2022, the world lost one of its greatest health care innovators. Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH), died at 62 years old, after a lifetime […]

Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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Is value-based care really a “value” if patients can’t afford it?

April 11, 2022 / By Steve Delaronde

Paying for value makes sense. It incents health care providers to maximize patient outcomes relative to price rather than the number of office visits, lab tests or medical procedures they […]

Melissa ClarkeMelissa Clarke

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Social risk is the flour, not the icing, in baking the cake of value-based care

March 14, 2022 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

Population health, and the payment arrangements it supports, cannot be done successfully without incorporating social risk. Adoption of value-based payment The decade since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care […]

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Tips for starting a population health management system

Nov. 1, 2021 / By Felisha Bochantin

Population health is central for health care providers and payers striving to improve quality of care and lower costs. Population health is defined as “the health outcomes of a group […]

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Health care solutions built with empathy

Sept. 29, 2021 / By Steve Austin

Traditionally, health care solutions and applications have been somewhat behind the technology curve. But, now we’re seeing a high demand in the market for solutions that deliver more automation to […]

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A key solution to health care costs and quality is staring us in the face

Sept. 15, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

How can we reduce health care cost trends while improving access and quality? The answer is staring us in the face. Maybe we need a new app that tracks every […]

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Three questions with Liz Guyton: Health care innovations, physician burnout and HIMSS

June 7, 2021 / By Liz Guyton, Kelli Christman

We sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Vice President of the U.S. and Canada Liz Guyton, CPA, to discuss big tech in health care, extinguishing physician burnout and HIMSS. […]

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Balancing standardization and flexibility to address the needs of the moment

June 2, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

There is good evidence that waste is abundant in health care. Inefficient care delivery is one source of waste, where inefficiency is defined as variability in the way we care […]

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Why take social determinants of health into account in health care payment?

April 21, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Imagine I have two patients with diabetes. Person A has very mild disease and does well with a treatment plan of self-directed diet and exercise. Person B has more severe […]

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Quality measurement overload: Focusing on measures that matter

April 19, 2021 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

When I was a young primary care physician, all I wanted was more time to spend with my patients. Each day felt rushed, prodded by the fee-for-service system that incentivized […]

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Reimagine, then reinvent health care delivery

March 1, 2021 / By Carole Cusack

Dealing with a pandemic this past year turned everything we thought we knew about life upside down, including health care. An already challenged industry was exposed for what it has […]