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How hospital-community partnerships can boost population health

As providers increasingly strive to keep patients healthy, it has become clear that much of what influences health outcomes happens outside of traditional care settings. With that in mind, a new set of white papers from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement illustrates how healthcare leaders can leverage community resources and pursue partnerships that help them achieve better population health management.

Report: Medical loss ratio helps insurers

Prior to 2011, there was no rule that required insurers to provide enrollees with a specified minimum value in health spending in return for each dollar spent on premiums. However,  thanks to the medical loss ratio mandate, insurers began using a much higher percentage of premiums on actual health spending, according to a new  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report.

4 must-know facts for health leaders about value-based models

As pressure increases to speed the transition from the fee-for-service model to value-based care, a new report provides four lessons that healthcare leaders can use to maximize quality and value.

Personal health records can be 'smart tools' for patients

Personal health records can be better utilized to engage patients and improve patient care, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

How retail clinics can bridge healthcare gaps

Retail clinics could play a vital role in addressing sociodemographic aspects of healthcare, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

3 factors in highly effective value-based payment programs

A  Health Affairs  blog post identifies   several common factors in value-based payment reform programs that have had success so far. Here are three of them.  

ACA lowers uninsured by 15M people, mostly in Medicaid expansion states

It's good to be an insurer in a state that expanded Medicaid. That's because expansion states lowered their uninsured rate by more than 50 percent, compared to just 30 percent in nonexpansion states, according to the Urban Institute's latest Health Reform Monitoring Survey.

States that expanded Medicaid saved millions

The more than two dozen states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act are apparently reaping extensive financial gains from doing so, according to a new policy brief published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on behalf of Manatt Health Solutions.

4 ways to improve health data collection

A framework is required to advance a culture of health and change how health-related data is collected and used, according to a  paper  in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

4 ways to balance health privacy, data sharing

Consumers want to know their data will be used for helpful purposes, yet seek assurances of privacy and protection against breaches, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.