In an effort to help physicians and other health care providers improve patient access to care, the AMA has launched a newly enhanced version of its Health Workforce Mapper—a tool that provides information on a variety of population health factors.
Based on records for more than 4.2 million patients over age 65 covered by Medicare, a study team found no difference between accredited and unaccredited hospitals in patient death rates, and only a slightly lower rate of patient readmissions at accredited hospitals.
Natalie Mueller, MPH, of NCQA, recently explained NCQA’s shift towards population health management and discussed two new products, during a session at HQC 2018.
Nathan Bays, JD, managing director of Cain Brothers & Company, LLC, opened the last day of HQC 2018 with his session, “Tightening the Beltway: Providers, Health Plans, the Government, and Making Sense of it all.”
Katherine Tardiff, MSN, RN, GNP-BC, vice president of clinical operations at Seniorlink, discussed the impact that a person-centered care planning initiative had on satisfaction outcomes in complex populations, during a session at HQC 2018.