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Patient Activation Study Linked To Lower Readmissions

A study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine finds a strong link between patient activation – or having the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to manage one’s health – and hospital readmissions. Conducted at Boston Medical Center, the study uses the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®)

Study: Telehealth Readmissions At Geisinger Health Plans

Geisinger Health Plan published a study that found that a multi-year telemonitoring intervention for heart-failure patients led to reductions in readmissions and cost. Geisinger monitored 541 heart-failure patients who were enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plan from January 1, 2007, to October...

Study: Community-Based Linkages To Population Health

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine by Partners HealthCare System examines community-based linkages to population health. The increasing emphasis on improving health outcomes and controlling health care costs puts pressure on U.S. health care systems to deliver value. One...

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