Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias continue to grow in prevalence among seniors, and providers need to step up efforts to identify issues early so appropriate care can be provided.
Emerging technologies and the demographic impact of an aging population are driving many of the nursing profession changes that we are seeing in 2019.
Chronic disease management should be seen as something to be individualized vs. trying to find that one great solution to fix all ills.
For healthcare, balancing the focus on patient outcomes with that on financial considerations is often difficult. The benefit, however, of chronic disease care and population health for patients, healthcare providers, and even payers, is clear.
Government scrutiny of continuum care providers has not slowed down. Rather, its focus on this segment of the healthcare industry is keener than ever. There are ways that continuum care organizations can avoid being targeted for audits.
Demographic change is already having a sizeable impact on healthcare related to treatment for chronic disease. Chronic disease really changes the very nature of our healthcare need. A great challenge lies in caring for those who make the greatest demands on the healthcare system.
Opioid addiction is an unfortunate, common, and often tragic reality across the U.S. population. It’s important to know the options for treating addiction in case someone close to you needs help with overcoming this serious problem.
In terms of population health management today, here are a handful of chronic medical conditions that have become most prevalent in discussions around ongoing care, due to their treatment complexity and rising number of patients.