Navigation Links
HealthMETRICS Partners, Inc. Article in AJMC Outlines Innovative Approach to Combat Rising Healthcare Costs
Date:5/26/2010

HealthMETRICS Partners, Inc. article in AJMC Documents the Variation in the Delivery of Medical Services That Wastes Over 20 Cents of Every Dollar Spent

Lexington, MA (PRWEB) May 26, 2010 -- HealthMetrics Partners today announced the publication of a ground-breaking article assessing medical cost and quality, which are pivotal to the national healthcare debate, in the May issue of the American Journal of Managed Care. The article documents that variation in the delivery of clinical services leads to wide variations in costs that are not correlated with improved quality of care.

According to lead author, Charles Moore, President and CEO of HealthMETRICS, “This article demonstrates that by examining a few key measurements that are fundamental to healthcare delivery, costs may be reduced, nationally, by over 20% while providing excellent quality of care. The healthcare debate has focused on issues of universal health insurance coverage, preventive care, fraud and abuse, and tort reform, but an issue just as important is the extensive waste that is incorporated into the delivery system.”

The article uses a common, very high volume service as an example of the application of this strategy. Family planning services are used by 17 million women per year in publicly funded clinics. The unit cost for the most common family planning visit varied from $42 to $206. Controlling for service variables and adjusting for regional economic difference, cost variation was found to be almost entirely attributable to the different processes used to provide care. There was no correlation between the cost and quality of care, indicating that excellent care can be achieved at lower cost.

Moore concludes “Currently healthcare managers lack information about their processes of healthcare delivery—especially what components of the process are critical to excellent outcomes and what components just add to costs. HealthMETRICS has repeatedly identified similar opportunities for cost savings in a wide variety of medical services.”

About HealthMETRICS:

HealthMETRICS Partners, Inc. gives healthcare providers an immediate and effective way to deliver higher quality services at lower cost by improving their processes for delivering care. Since its inception in 1996, the Massachusetts-based company has worked with providers in 38 states. Best practices are identified by measuring quality and cost outcomes for various healthcare services. HealthMETRICS can improve the delivery of services in any environment, including but not limited to women’s health, pediatrics, mental health, internal medicine, and medical and surgical specialties.

HealthMETRICS is based in Lexington, MA. For more information, please visit www.HealthMETRICSpartners.com.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/05/prweb4049914.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Florida Public Health Institute and HealthMETRICS Partners, Inc. Form Innovative Partnership
2. Pivot Networks and Brookside Technology Partners, Inc. Team to Broaden Managed IT Services Offering for Texas SMBs
3. Healthcare Partners, IPA, CEO Dr. Richard Merkin, Salute Enrollees Honored for Health Care Advocacy With Members of Congress
4. Healthcare Partners, Monarch, and Anthem Blue Cross Chosen for Innovative National Healthcare Program
5. CRN Questions Accuracy of Herbal Products Article
6. Virus-like particle vaccine protects monkeys from chikungunya virus
7. New Pick-Up Filters Remove Particles at The Source
8. Behavior modification could ease concerns about nanoparticles
9. School classroom air may be more polluted with ultrafine particles than outdoor air
10. ASCROs Response to NY Times Articles on Radiation Therapy Incidents
11. Using gold nanoparticles to hit cancer where it hurts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of ... recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work ... Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer ... to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine ... Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor ... Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... N.C. , June 24, 2016  Consumers ... decisions and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on ... environment, patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry ... patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on ... they are providing products and services that improve ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their offering. ... Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart Structures, ... involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits that ... such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed upon ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: