One of the biggest care gaps occurs when the patient leaves the hospital. The care team can send along instructions for care management, send texts or emails or make phone calls, even schedule follow-up care, but there’s no guarantee those directions will be followed.
School districts need to think outside the box and look for innovative, cost-effective healthcare solutions. Fortunately, telehealth services and revolutionary healthcare companies are developing more efficient ways to do that.
The program teaches students how to analyze data about and for their communities. The goal is to have students identify and work to resolve a national blind spot to get ahead of the next pandemic and lift the quality of data collection throughout the entire industry.
Among the key findings, the survey finds that 83% of respondents believe they should be offering formal programs to help care for members with cognitive decline. Health plan leaders are enthusiastic about innovative interventions and support, including reducing social isolation, improving balance and physical health, and nonpharmaceutical treatments.
Almost one in six Americans are at increased risk of a fracture due to osteoporosis or low bone mass. Each year, 1.8 million Medicare beneficiaries suffer more than 2 million osteoporotic fractures, which lead to 432,000 hospital admissions and 180,000 nursing home admissions.
Sixty percent of Americans live with at least one serious or chronic condition, such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease. By expanding the opportunity for earlier diagnoses and offering more personalized interventions, providers have the chance to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients before a condition worsens and becomes more difficult to manage.
There are better ways to manage genetic testing. Implementing a lab stewardship program that encompasses the rapidly expanding genetic testing field can provide clarity for providers, improved care for patients, and savings for hospitals.
Addressing cardiovascular disease during pregnancy is crucial to reducing maternal mortality, says Rachel Bond, MD, system director of women’s heart health at CommonSpirit. “Cardiovascular death, which is the leading cause of death during pregnancy, is preventable 80% of the time. A lot of that has to do with us communicating with each other and diagnosing these conditions early.”
Long COVID, also known as post-COVID-19 condition (PCC), is defined as having new, returning, or ongoing health issues more than four weeks after an initial infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of long COVID include fatigue, cough, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, neurocognitive difficulties, and depression.
The CDC issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) health advisory “to notify clinicians and public health officials about a confirmed measles case at a large gathering’ from February 17-18, during the infectious stage. According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), the case involves “an unvaccinated individual with a history of recent international travel.”