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Case Study: Performance Improvement Through Data Insights

Published By: IBM Watson Health     Published Date: Dec 10, 2018
In this case study, large health systems implement IBM Watson Health to surface improvement opportunities. Using this tool, they were able to cut costs, reduce patientsí length of stay, acquire actionable data, address number of readmissions and improve management of COPD and sepsis.
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hospitals, health systems, healthcare, analytics, data, insights, case study, performance improvement
    
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Much More Than Just a Number

Published By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Apr 11, 2017
Like healthcare organizations elsewhere, reducing readmissions had become a top priority by 2011. Advocate, the stateís largest healthcare provider, had just signed its first shared savings agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois to become one of the first commercial accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the country. This event, along with others such as signing up as a Medicare Shared Savings Provider, led to re-evaluating the care continuum throughout Advocate Healthís 250 sites of care, including 13 acute-care hospitals, two childrenís hospitals and a growing home healthcare division.
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healthcare, organizations, readmissions, comcast, blue cross shield
    
Comcast Business

Pop Health Initiatives Require Powerful Patient-to-Provider Connections

Published By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Apr 11, 2017
Population health initiatives are helping to lower healthcare costs and improve quality. As a result, 85% of hospitals reported strong or total commitment to population health. This year, hospital readmissions should be a top priority.
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healthcare, initiative, patient to provider, readmission, comcast
    
Comcast Business

10 Steps to Optimize Your Hospitalís Rehab Program

Published By: Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services     Published Date: Oct 02, 2019
With greater emphasis being placed on care transitions and readmission rates, inpatient rehabilitation programs have the incredible potential to become high-performing centers of excellence that optimize the performance of the entire hospital. Rehabilitation is so critical because it is key to patient recovery for medically complex patient populations that continue to grow as the population ages, and essential in reducing readmissions and associated financial penalties. However, maintaining a well-run rehab unit is complex and requires specialized expertise.
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Population Health Issue Brief: A Renewed Focus on Population Health

Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
The days are gone when health issues would be treated clinically in isolation from the many other factors that affect the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Today, the rising costs of health care, an aging population and increasingly complex chronic health problems are driving greater focus and attention on population health ó the health outcomes of a group of individuals within a population. Indeed, these days more proactive approaches to health care and care delivery are identifying the social determinants of health for various populations such as environmental conditions, economic status, and access to resources and support.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population
    
Polycom

New Healthcare Vision: Collaborative video solutions improving care and reducing cost

Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Collaboration across the healthcare team has always been important. Whatís different today? You can collaborate over video anywhere anytime to education, delivery care or get things done! Education, Itís a good thing, right? But education to prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations is a great thing. Patients with chronic disease may find themselves in the hospital on Monday, released to go home a few days later, just to find themselves back in the Emergency room the following Monday creating an expensive cycle of declining health. Collaborative video education is breaking this cycle helping healthcare teams and patients better manage disease through community and home based education.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population
    
Polycom

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Case Study

Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust deliver integrated health and social care to over 340,000 citizens in Belfast, part of the Borough of Castlereagh and also the wider region of Northern Ireland. Operating over a network of six organizations: the Trust headquarters, Belfast City Hospital, The Royal Hospitals, Mater Hospital, Forster Green Hospital and Musgrave Hospital and over 100 physical locations with an annual budget of approximately £1bn (spending about £3m each day) and a staff of over 20,000 makes it one of the largest Trusts in the United Kingdom.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population
    
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Saint Vincent Heath Systems Delivers Teleheath Services Using Polycom Video

Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Saint Vincent's Polycom RealPresence Video Content Management solution is also helping enable greater multidisciplinary collaboration to improve patient treatment.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population
    
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Top Five Way to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
For those suffering from chronic or long-term health problems, there is often nothing quite as relieving as being sent home from the hospitalóbut also nothing quite as heartbreaking as readmission. Unfortunately, it is not unusual. Patients are sent home with instructions to continue improving their health, but few manage to do everything they need to do for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent this readmission.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population
    
Polycom

Carson Tahoe Health Case Study

Published By: IBM Watson Health     Published Date: Jul 06, 2018
The need Carson Tahoe Health needed insights to convince its board that an outpatient palliative care program could help address its higher-thanaverage mortality rates and help decrease the risk of future financial impact from those rates The solution The healthcare system used IBMģ CareDiscovery to track and analyze end-stage patient mortality and related length of stay, readmissions, utilization and costs in key disease groupsóby comparing those who participated in trial inpatient palliative care and those who did not The benefit The analysis was used to demonstrate to the systemís board that an outpatient palliative care service line was viable in terms of both cost savings and quality-of-care improvement
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