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Accountable Care Organizations 101

The U.S. is in the midst of the most significant shift in healthcare delivery seen in decades. The driving factors are many, and include: Skyrocketing costs: The U.S. government will spend $1.8 trillion on healthcare over the next decade. Rise of chronic disease: Nearly half of Americans now manage a chronic disease. Increase in demand: Ten thousand baby …

Understanding The Affordable Care Act

As many of us know, healthcare in the United States has significant need for improvement. America spends more money per person on healthcare than any country in the world, and yet our quality of care does not always match that spend. In fact, The Commonwealth Fund National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance found that “chronically ill U.S. …

Specialists In ACOs

Seems like everywhere you turn in healthcare these days, people are talking about Accountable Care Organizations. The buzz surrounding ACOs continues to grow, as trends in healthcare advance from volume to value. “I’m a specialist – where do I fit in?” ACOs are groups of providers who agree to work together to provide higher quality …

Tackling Obesity Is a Combo Deal

Combos are not just for super-sizing any longer. In fact, one tasty combination can have a big impact on the fight against obesity. Over the last several decades, we have experienced a steadily worsening obesity epidemic. It’s not like there has been a shortage of solutions. From fad diets to self help books to health coaching …

Are We There Yet?

Our country is desperately battling obesity, smoking and an alarming rise in chronic illness. And yes, reports suggest it will likely get worse. But there are signs that Americans are ready for change, and that we could be on the verge of a tipping point in our pursuit of healthier lifestyles for all.

Delivering Wellness in 30 Minutes or Less?

The average American spends 30 minutes with a doctor each year. That’s hardly enough time to deliver effective wellness and prevention. Physicians who want to thrive in a system that is quickly moving from volume to value must find ways to advance their capabilities in wellness and prevention and proactively support patients between visits.

24/7 Health – The Demand for Digital Solutions

Increasingly, consumers are asking for, or even demanding, that technology play a larger role in their health care. In this post, learn about the next-generation capabilities that are quickly becoming requirements for successful health and wellness initiatives.

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