Last month Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released 2 new patient engagement models called beneficiary engagement and incentives. These two models are the Shared Decision Making Model (SDM) and Direct Decision Support Model (DDS). What are these models and what does it mean for Patint Engagement? Here is what you should know. Patient Engagement Models: Shared Decision Makin...

Before the Affordable Care Act and the movement of value-based care, hospitals really didn’t have to worry about making sure patients didn’t return to the hospital after discharge. Hospitals are facing penalties for readmission. Patient engagement has gone from being a theory to what organizations are now implementing to save money. Both patients and health organizations are seeking ways to learn ...

In a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), they conducted an analysis and made a suggestion of what it would take for a Hospital to save over $1 million dollars by hiring 9 professionals to work with a primary care team. This team is called the Primary Care Dream Team. The cost of readmission is high and ways to reduce readmission while improving care coordination is valuable. The avera...

If you have been following Digital Health news then you’ve probably heard about wearable tech. Wearable devices are a form of data collection that provides new sources of understanding patient behavior. Having the ability to track your health data through a wearable device and then quantify it is expected to help drive better outcomes in health care. Are wearable devices and mobile health apps ...