Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Medicaid Programs are in the spotlight as the United States moves forward with a myriad of health care reform initiatives. As a result, health plans and providers will need to utilize care management software and related health information technology (IT) systems to support the care coordination needs of underinsured and uninsured Americans.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Care managers are an integral part of managing a patient’s health—ensuring patients adhere to their care plans, providing advice and information when patients have questions, and helping patients become and remain healthy. However, the positive outcomes associated with proper care management cannot be achieved by the care manager alone. They need a total commitment from the patient to become involved, since patient engagement is a critical element of successful care management.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
As the role of case management in patient care continues to strengthen, especially as health care reform initiatives take effect, more emphasis is being placed on how to best identify, track, and monitor patients who would benefit from care coordination.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Over the past six years, a dynamic team of experts in the care management field teamed up to research how health information technology (IT) trends are influencing the practice of case management (CM). The Health IT Survey Series, conducted in 2008, 2010, and 2012, was sponsored by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), the American Board of Quality and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP), and TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS).
Monday, April 21, 2014
Immediate and ongoing analysis of data is an essential aspect of any organization today. In the past, organizations relied upon weekly or monthly reports to show how well the business or programs were doing. Decisions were then made, based on that information. Today, with the increased use of health information technology (HIT), we don’t have to wait that long to make decisions or change direction. We have a wealth of real-time data available and the ability to analyze it quickly to make immediate decisions or program changes.