Tag Archives: Outcomes

Almost half of HIV diagnoses in Europe are late, with serious impact on health outcomes

Almost half of HIV diagnoses in Europe are among people whose immune systems have already been seriously weakened by HIV, an international team of investigators report in BMC Infectious Diseases. Just under half a million people, half of them in Russia, are estimated to have received a late HIV diagnosis between 2010 and 2016. Late… Read More »

‘Hotspotting’ in healthcare has little to no effect on patient outcomes

The new healthcare practice of “hotspotting” — in which providers identify very high-cost patients and attempt to reduce their medical spending while improving care — has virtually no impact on patient outcomes or readmission rates, according to a new study led by MIT economists. The finding underscores the challenge of reducing spending on “superutilizers” of… Read More »

JAMA: Lower cost hospitals have similar patient outcomes as higher cost counterparts

Dive Brief: A new study in JAMA Network Open finds that Medicare patients with heart failure or pneumonia likely had more costs associated with the hospital where they were receiving treatment than their acuity. The researchers randomly studied 1.22 million patients discharged between July 2013 and June 2016, and further isolated them to 1,615 patient… Read More »

AHA: AstraZeneca’s Farxiga outcomes data looks even better in patients without diabetes

PHILADELPHIA––AstraZeneca’s SGLT2 med Farxiga has already stepped on the FDA fast track with trial data showing it could reduce heart failure risks in patients whether they have Type 2 diabetes or not. Turns out those “paradigm shifting” data show an even greater cardiovascular benefit for patients who don’t have diabetes than those who do—and this for a drug designed specifically to… Read More »

Oncology groups focus patient-reported outcomes to optimize care

The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium plans to use a mobile-based application to help with quality reporting initiatives in the state. MOQC, a group of medical and gynecologic oncology practices collaborating to improve cancer care quality, has selected a vendor to help develop quality measures, manage patient symptoms and capture patient reported outcomes from 19 cancer… Read More »

CMS competition seeks predictive AI apps for better health outcomes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched a new contest it hopes will speed the development of new artificial intelligence technologies that can better predict health outcomes and boost quality of care. WHY IT MATTERSCMS says the Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge – announced by the agency on Wednesday, in partnership with American… Read More »