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Blog: The seven habits of highly successful care programs—and six examples

Last month, the director of The Commonwealth Fund, addressed a 3M conference in New York City on value-based care. He mentioned soon-to-be-released recommendations from his organization on effective models for healthcare improvement. This raises the question, "What makes a successful care program?" 3M blogger Kristine Daynes has seven key aspects to consider.

Read more from Kristine Daynes at the 3M HIS blog.

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Seeing the Benefits In The ICD-10 Transition
Six weeks have passed since the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition and now that the dust has settled, it’s time to talk about the bigger picture. Richard Averill, senior healthcare policy advisor for 3M and a member of the Coalition for ICD-10's governing board, sees ICD-10 as a fundamental building block in the ongoing transformation of healthcare delivery.

Read more at Healthcare Informatics.

Queries: It's All in the Timing
Queries to physiciancs come from many sources and often in different formats, from emails to EMR-generated requests. While there is no "right way" to query, Donna Smith, senior consultant for 3M Health Information Systems, says there may be a right time to make queries.

Read more at For the Record.

The Magic Ingredient in Population Health
From disease management to chronic care management to managed care and capitation, numerous initiatives over the past two decades have tried to promote better outcomes. So will the results be different with today's value-based care and population health management?

Read "The Magic Ingredient in Population Health" by 3M's Barbara Aubry in this month's Care Management.

Report: Developing a Blueprint for Accountable Care
Today, healthcare organizations around the country are putting the people, tools, and technology in place to take on greater responsibility for clinical and financial outcomes—and prepare for a future based on value. Industry representatives have promoted accountable care as one of the most promising strategies to transform healthcare payment and delivery.

Discover key areas for your accountable care road map at HFM Magazine.

Documentation Gives "Richness of Data” to Manage Populations
Improving quality of care can be daunting, but improving specificity in documentation can help. Dallas Children's Health was the first site to use 3M's 360 Encompass MD clinical documentation software which aids a provider in selecting the appropriate code.

Health Data Management
explains more about the tool here.

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