In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Gregory R. Weidner, M.D., medical director of primary care innovation and proactive health at Carolinas HealthCare System, shared his insights into what healthcare leaders across diverse types of organizations should know about the emerging world of precision medicine.
While primary care providers are increasingly reaping the benefits of integrated mental health, logistical challenges can make it difficult for practices to offer both resources onsite. Enter "telemental health." A cousin of telehealth, virtual consults with mental health professionals can offer patients convenient and effective help for problems such as anxiety and depression as part of comprehensive primary care, according to an article from The Washington Post.
The financial pressures associated with the seismic change taking hold in the healthcare industry may be behind high-profile disputes between healthcare organizations and insurance companies, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
In addition to the high stakes for patients and health insurance companies, the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell regarding the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act has major implications for healthcare providers. But hospital executives are hopeful that their institutions will avoid any dire consequences if the court doesn't uphold the subsidies, Reuters reported.
Community input and redirecting emergency care patients into patient-centered medical homes are vital to improving population health, Carolinas HealthCare System leaders told Hospitals & Health Networks in a video interview.
Some hospitals and providers use consumer data to identify--and intervene with--the patients most likely to have health problems, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
An initiative to catch errors at the point of care and prevent incidents of patient harm helped the Carolinas HealthCare System save more than $17 million in care costs from 2012 to 2013.
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Reduced Medicare reimbursements and failure to expand Medicaid in both North and South Carolina could cost Carolinas HealthCare System $500 million over the next 10 years, according to WSOCTV.com.
Carolinas HealthCare System in North and South Carolina Health boasts an extensive air ambulance program that includes five planes, three helicopters and 40 employees--and a healthy ROI.