Solutions for Improving Medication Nonadherence Costs

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Aug 15, 2017 11:36:36 AM

Finding solutions for improving medication nonadherence costs, which total billions of dollars each year, is a top healthcare priority. How can you help get patients back on track with medication adherence?

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Topics: medication & treatments, care coordination, physicians & providers, healthcare costs

Healthcare Spending Growth Projected Through 2025

Posted by The CareSync Team

Mar 28, 2017 9:32:44 AM

According to data released in February, total health spending for 2016 is projected to have reached nearly $3.4 trillion. National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.6 percent annually over 2016-2025 and represent 19.9 percent of gross domestic product by 2025. And by 2025, it's projected that 47 percent of national health spending will be financed by federal, state, and local governments.

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Topics: Medicare, patients, physicians & providers, healthcare costs & insurance, healthcare costs, healthcare research, prescription drugs

Money Matters: A Heart of CareSync Story

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Mar 21, 2017 8:34:00 AM

In a 2016 international survey, the percentage of adults who faced cost-related barriers to care was highest in the U.S. at 33 percent. These cost-related barriers were defined as being sick, but not visiting a doctor; skipping a medical test, treatment, or follow-up the doctor had recommended; skipping doses of medication to save money; or not filling prescriptions at all.

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Topics: chronic conditions, share your health stories, health conditions, care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, Heart of CareSync, healthcare costs

Shedding Light on the Dark Spaces in Healthcare

Posted by Travis Bond

Mar 8, 2017 4:39:28 PM

Between office visits, between different providers, or during transitions in care, patients are often navigating a fragmented healthcare system on their own. In turn, physicians miss out on vital information, having to rely on patients to tell them if they saw a different doctor, experienced an emergency, or started taking a new medication. These voids in communication, care, and guidance are often called the dark spaces in healthcare.

Care coordination services are designed to shed light on these dark spaces.

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Topics: medical records, health conditions, Travis Bond, family health, care coordination, patients, caregivers, physicians & providers, CareSync, healthcare costs, transitional care management

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

The Relationship Between Healthcare Quality and Spending

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Dec 19, 2016 11:04:02 AM

They say knowledge is power. But knowledge gained through a cool, interactive online tool is probably even better. At least that’s what I was thinking when I started playing around with The Commonwealth Fund’s Quality-Spending Interactive tool.

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Topics: Medicare, MACRA, infographics, healthcare spending, healthcare costs

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