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Healthcare Innovation Creates Investment Opportunities

Posted by Travis Bond

Feb 15, 2017 11:56:30 AM

Innovations in healthcare result in exciting products and services that shape how consumers and providers experience care. They also present an opportunity that strikes a chord with investors.

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Topics: trade shows & conferences, Travis Bond, health IT, mHealth, physicians & providers, CareSync, Digital Health, value-based care, healthcare research

CareSync™ Adds Services to Support CPC+ Practices

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 14, 2017 9:38:26 AM

CareSync™, the leading provider of software and services for chronic disease management under Medicare, announced it will unveil at HIMSS17 expanded care coordination offerings to help Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) practices meet their patient experience of care, clinical quality, and utilization measures.

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Topics: trade shows & conferences, physicians & providers, CareSync company updates, CareSync in the news, CareSync, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

The Do Not Resuscitate Discussion

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Jan 30, 2017 10:55:22 AM

When a patient faces a life-threatening diagnosis or they are nearing the end of life, they and their doctors have to have some tough conversations. But there's one tough conversation you can encourage your patient to have with their family members and caregivers to help make things easier in a time of emergency: whether or not the patient wants to be resuscitated.

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Topics: patient advocacy, medication & treatments, family health, care coordination, end of life decisions, DNR, healthcare planning, do not resuscitate

Big Changes With the 21st Century Cures Act

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 17, 2017 1:40:00 PM

At the end of November, Congress passed what is commonly being referred to as the 21st Century Cures Act. This broad, sweeping legislation dramatically boosts funding dedicated to medical research, relaxes the process for the development and approval of experimental treatments and new medications, reforms government policy on mental health treatment, and more.

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Topics: medical studies, medication & treatments, health IT, care coordination, physicians & providers, healthcare spending, healthcare costs, medical research

Seniors Seek Better Care Coordination

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Working with Harris Poll, CareMore Health recently surveyed 1,005 patients over age 65 and found a critical need for improved care coordination, particularly with patients managing chronic conditions.

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Topics: chronic conditions, patient engagement, patient advocacy, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, CCM compliance, infographics, value-based care

Principles Over Politics: 6,200 Providers Sign Letter to Patients

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Jan 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At last count as of January 11, 2017, more than 6,200 providers had added their name to a letter to patients, promising to uphold specific fundamental beliefs during the Trump Administration. In the letter, originally written by eight physicians from the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, the writers promise patients that they will stand by eight core beliefs they share regarding delivering care, regardless of the healthcare policies proposed by the new Administration.

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Topics: patient advocacy, Affordable Care Act (ACA), patients, physicians & providers, value-based care

The Best Medicine

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 10, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Unfortunately, we find that many members in CareSync’s Chronic Care Management program suffer from more than chronic illness. They often suffer from chronic loneliness. Sometimes a kind word or thought, or even a little bit of laughter can prove to be the best medicine.

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Topics: patient engagement, share your health stories, patient advocacy, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, Heart of CareSync

The Transition to Value-Based Care: Barriers to Risk Remain

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 6, 2017 10:10:51 AM

In its 2nd annual survey on taking risk, the AMGA asked its members about the transition to value-based care and if obstacles to taking risk remain. The survey revealed AMGA members, which include multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, feel there are still significant barriers to risk, including limited access to claims data, risk-based insurance contracts, and investment capital.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), value-based care

Engaging Patients and Their Families

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 5, 2017 9:38:30 AM

Guiding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ shift from volume to value is the CMS Quality Strategy. One of the six goals in this overall quality strategy is to “strengthen person and family engagement as partners in care.” Earlier this month, CMS made progress toward accomplishing this goal by announcing the release of the CMS Person and Family Engagement Strategy. What is it and how can its principles be used to increase patient engagement for your practice?

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Topics: patient engagement, patient advocacy, family health, care coordination, physicians & providers, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), value-based care

Is the U.S. Healthcare System Meeting Patient Needs?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Dec 28, 2016 8:50:20 AM

Results of a new international survey of 11 high-income countries show U.S. adults remain far more likely to go without needed healthcare — such as doctor visits, medical tests, treatments, or medications — because of cost. Shortfalls in patient engagement and Chronic Care Management were also reported.

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Topics: medical studies, medication & treatments, Medicare, physicians & providers, healthcare costs & insurance, healthcare spending

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