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.
The aging of the American population is spurring the increased focus on efforts to provide better care for people with chronic conditions. Here are a few statistics about the extent of this challenge.
Malnutrition Awareness Week is the perfect time for providers to assess when, and how, they probe a patients’ ability to obtain nutritious food, as well as explore community resources to help fill that need if necessary.
To improve outcomes over all, we have to get better at providing care for those with chronic conditions. The article on which this post is based discusses some of the implications of our need to focus more on chronic disease care.