Still reeling from the impact of COVID-19 on the health of their patients as well as their operational plans, health care organizations of all types know that preparing now for the next crisis is critical. Using the pandemic experience of a skilled nursing facility client, Christine Dixon, RN, MSN, MMHC, shares how Commonwealth Medicine can help organizations reap the benefits of proven methods of operations planning to successfully handle unexpected events in a new blog.
Commonwealth Medicine’s Enhanced Coordination of Benefits program takes a comprehensive and collaborative approach to controlling costs. Our ECOB Program Manager, Matthew Hemberger, blogs on how our experts use a combination of high tech data review and high touch engagement with providers and families to improve the coordination of care and save Masshealth millions.
Accountable care organizations are turning to community based organizations more and more often to help achieve their cost and health care outcome goals. But CBOs can have a difficult time positioning themselves as attractive prospects for partnership. Catie Geary, MPH, shares how Commonwealth Medicine can help CBOs communicate the high-value benefits they can bring to potential ACO partners in a new blog.
We are proud to support the HHS Office of Minority Health and other partners to encourage communities to be vaccine-ready. This National Minority Health Month, learn what role we all play in raising vaccine confidence.
The next wave of patient care is here. Digital therapeutics (DTx) – such as virtual reality technologies, mobile applications, even AI-powered assistants – offer patients different options for therapeutic interventions and increase access along the way. Pharmacy expert Soumya Vishwanath, PharmD, evaluates how DTx is reshaping the digital health landscape and its potential impact on key stakeholders, including patients, providers, and health insurance companies.
Novel antidepressants offering relief from postpartum depression and treatment-resistant depression, as well as combinations of existing drugs, are beginning to reach FDA approval. ComMed pharmacy expert Ashley Chiara discusses exciting developments in the antidepressant pipeline in a new blog.
In this blog, Senior Director for Process Improvement Nick Comeau discusses how organizations can become more productive by developing practices and policies that empower staff and create a culture where employees are valued for their insights and contributions.
Learn how our Clinical Pharmacy Services team provides continued monitoring of the drug development pipeline. Our expert analysis of clinical trials and cost-effectiveness for new pharma therapies helps payers develop targeted authorization and patient outreach strategies.
The pandemic has changed the pharmacy residency application and interviewing process. Here are some tips and information to help potential residents get through it.
If you had all the components to build the best car in the world but no plan to understand how they fit and work together, chances are you're not going to go very far. However, when correctly assembled, the full value will exceed the cost of the separate parts. And you will have a car to take you anywhere you want to go. Health informatics is like that. Mark Sugure, MSN, Managing Director, Clinical Delivery and Informatics Solutions, discusses the importance of data in health care in this blog.