Tag Archives: Care

Care management app reduces surgical complications, among other improvements, at health system

Before and after surgery, most patients must serve as the ‘general contractors’ of their own care: Managing appointments, following directions, remembering instructions and more. THE PROBLEM Even when everything goes well, it can be a stressful experience. When things do not go well, patients may arrive unprepared for surgery, be readmitted after improper post-care or… Read More »

Hospitals, doctors and Gawande laud new CMS primary care model, but will practices stay?

The new CMS primary care payment program unveiled this week won tentative buy-in from doctors, hospitals and healthcare players across the political spectrum. The so-called Primary Cares Initiative set lofty goals, including getting a quarter of providers and beneficiaries to sign up. The program, however, is fully voluntary, and some paths carry significant downside risk. That… Read More »

Intermountain at Home looks to push the boundaries of tech-enabled virtual care

Intermountain Healthcare will expand its longtime Homecare & Hospice program into a new technology-supported initiative called Intermountain at Home, the health system announced last week. Intermountain at Home will use telemedicine and remote monitoring along with homecare visits to expand the program from palliative care and dialysis, which the system already offers at home, to… Read More »