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The In’s and Out’s of Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement | Patient Engagement Systems

The In’s and Out’s of Patient Engagement

28 / Apr / 2014    Others

The healthcare industry has been buzzing about the concept of Patient Engagement for a little while now, but what exactly is it? Patient engagement systems is the general idea of involving patients more in their care through various avenues, such as increased communication with doctors, greater access to medical records, or a more user friendly interface for accessing health-related information. 

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Patient Engagement

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Patient Engagement

4 / Nov / 2013    Anand Gaddum

We all have our own definitions of “Patient Engagement”. Though they might differ in words, to the most part, the meaning will be almost the same. In simple words, engaging the patient to improve health outcomes is how I would define it. Till recent times, a Patient Engagement solution would primarily bring data from the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and take the shape of a wellness solution. This was due to the fact that most hospitals, after making huge investments in their EMR, believed that the EMR would become the primary storage of patient data. 

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Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems(HCAHPS) Scores

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems(HCAHPS) Scores

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems(HCAHPS) Scores

21 / Aug / 2013    Anand Gaddum

Patient Experience and Patient Satisfaction go hand in hand. Patient Experience is not only related to the experience that a patient has within a hospital but also how they interact with the hospital after discharge, how they participate in their own care along with the care team and how they are able to communicate with the hospital, etc. So considering all these factors, to provide a rich patient experience is not easy. 

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Tele-Health

Tele-Health

Tele-Health

18 / Jan / 2013    Anand Gaddum

Tele-Health adoption is on the rise. More care providers are adopting Tele-Health technology to provide services to patients in remote locations. One reason for this is that more insurers are beginning to pay for it as part of the benefit packages they have put in place. Also self-funded employers have begun to pay for such services. Some of the nation’s big health insurers plan to offer in its employer and individual plans remote consultations with physicians using laptop webcams or video-enabled smartphones and tablets.

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Medical Loss Ratio – An Update

Medical Loss Ratio – An Update

Medical Loss Ratio – An Update

4 / Jan / 2013    Anand Gaddum

A new Commonwealth Fund report states that Consumers saw nearly $1.5 billion in insurer rebates and overhead cost savings in 2011, due to the Affordable Care Act’s medical loss ratio provision requiring health insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on health care or quality improvement activities or pay a rebate to their customers.

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Population Health Management

Population Health Management

Population Health Management

3 / Oct / 2012    Anand Gaddum

Lately I have been hearing the term “Population Health” in most of my conversations with healthcare executives. It is easy to think up a meaning for this term based on our mental model of what “Population Health” would or could mean. I looked up various definitions online and found one that was close to my mental model.

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Come Meet us at DIA 2012 Annual Meeting!

Come Meet us at DIA 2012 Annual Meeting!

Come Meet us at DIA 2012 Annual Meeting!

27 / Jun / 2012    Anand Gaddum

The Drug Information Association (DIA) is a nonprofit, worldwide association that aims to foster innovation, improve public health globally and provide a forum for knowledge exchange. It has over 23,000 members in more than eighty countries drawn from the discovery, development and management disciplines of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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The Obesity Epidemic

The Obesity Epidemic

The Obesity Epidemic

19 / Jun / 2012    Anand Gaddum

I want to comment about the recently published article on Obesity and how it is going to bankrupt the US economy. All of us are feeling the ever rising cost of healthcare costs every year and this is money that will never reach our pockets through higher wages. The article draws attention to the role obesity plays in the nation’s mounting healthcare spending. This spending towards tackling obesity is expected to reach $4.6 trillion dollars annually and consume 19.8 percent of the GDP by 2020. Managing or 

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Better Health Insurance Summaries

Better Health Insurance Summaries

Better Health Insurance Summaries

23 / Feb / 2012    Anand Gaddum

Haven’t we all seen health insurance benefit forms that seems greek to us? Finally, health insurance benefit forms that makes sense. HHS unveiled final regulations detailing the new health insurance summaries that the federal health law requires plans to give to consumers to help them make informed coverage choices. For all of us today, choosing a health plan means reading through a big text book usually the size of an encyclopedia with important information about eligibility 

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Medical Loss Ratio and ICD-10 conversion

Medical Loss Ratio and ICD-10 conversion

Medical Loss Ratio and ICD-10 conversion

30 / Jan / 2012    Anand Gaddum

Let’s look at how the new Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) that was defined as part of the Health Reform differs from the traditional definition and how it related to the ICD-10 conversion. To help ensure that millions of Americans who rely on private insurance for health care coverage receive value for their premium dollars, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) established minimum "medical loss ratio" (MLR) standards for insurers. The MLR is a basic financial indicator, traditionally referring to the 

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