Latino patients with limited English skills may be less likely to take prescribed diabetes medications than other diabetics in the U.S. even when they see Spanish-speaking doctors, a recent study suggests.
Team performance results from AIMM this year are phenomenal! Participating organizations demonstrated impressive growth in service delivery and improvements in population health management. Applying the principles AIMM supports, teams achieved clinical goals in diabetes and blood pressure management, identified and resolved medication-related problems across diverse patient groups and conditions and expanded and integrated medication management services with existing services, such as behavioral health. Teams are building relationships with physicians and integrating clinical pharmacy services with primary care and quality improvement departments. As AIMM prepares for the 2017 Year, we reflect on 2016 successes and thank our partners.
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By Nicole Lewis If primary care physicians want to succeed pursuing a population health management model of care, they’ll need to begin to radically redesign their practice and think differently about their approach to delivering patient care. In reaction to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program, which has several initiatives…
Clinical quality measures are a cornerstone of efforts to improve care delivery and patient outcomes. However these can be difficult for industry stakeholders to manage. Between the measure requirements for various programs — from meaningful use, to physician programs, to the impending implementation of MACRA — clinical quality reporting is easily jumbled.
AIMM developed an innovative framework for health care organizations participating in the AIMM Collaborative. Organizations assemble as a team and present their actionable results and outcomes in the context of their “performance story.” With a performance story, teams are now accountable on a monthly basis to document and show progress in practice transformation that is related to their own organization’s strategic vision.
People with common chronic diseases may be more likely to take their medication regularly when they’re treated at a patient-centered practice known as a medical home, according to a new U.S. study.
Meeting non-medical needs is important too
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