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Integrated Care: Why Is It More Important Now for Healthcare Organizations to Improve?

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This blog was first posted in November 2017. We are reposting an updated version here in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

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High Costs of Poor Cultural Competency in Healthcare

5 minute read

Did you know that 18 percent of the U.S. population speaks a language other than English at home? The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2042 there will be no single ethnic or racial majority in the United States. By 2060, the Hispanic population is expected to more than double, the Asian population will double, the African American population will grow by more than 47 percent, and...

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Will ACO Evolution Mimic How Health Plans Evolved?

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The health plans’ networks (and the associated payment models) offered today have evolved over time. In recent history, the traditional indemnity plans have given way to managed care to corral costs and provide some higher degree of provider accountability to slow cost growth and improve care.  Patients, however, were not fans of the managed care model; some patients saw it as rationing care...

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What Is Your State Doing to Address the Opioid Crisis and What Does It Mean for You?

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As part of evaluating how Relias can be a partner in addressing the opioid crisis, we analyzed state by state legislation related to opioids.

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MACRA 101

5 minute read

To those who work in the medical industry, acronyms and abbreviations are nothing new. To the uninitiated, the venerable storm of alphabet soup may seem counter-productive; but ask a seasoned nurse, doctor, or anyone else who knows the joys of meticulously charting every second of every day, and you’ll likely be given an answer that is more along the lines of a love/hate relationship. It’s a...

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The Opioid Epidemic: 5 Questions to Consider When Developing a Strategy

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For years, opioid misuse and abuse has been an emerging issue in healthcare. From the tragic impact on families and communities to the staggering cost growth, the opioid epidemic has gone from being an issue to the issue. Many states are currently taking an active role or determining their future role in combating the epidemic by requiring clinicians to dedicate a portion of their continuing...

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How GPS Technology is Helping Manage Type 2 Diabetes

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Global positioning systems have made enormous changes in the way we travel and now this same technology is making great strides in helping individuals manage their type 2 diabetes. Thed-Nav is an innovative device created by Hygieia that automatically maps out a patient’s insulin treatment by charting his or her glucose readings. The creators term the device a “Diabetes Insulin Guidance...

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