Videos
March 26, 2021
Anne Lindstrom and Hillary Crumlett, discuss the development and benefits of the stroke program at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.
Videos
March 20, 2021
Winston Wong, PharmD, interviews Fernando Villacian, MD, about the New Century Health Cardiovascular Clinical Pathways Program.
News
January 14, 2021
The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement model is associated with a decrease in institutional spending on lower extremity joint replacement episodes initiated by admission to skilled nursing facilities.
News
January 14, 2021
Study findings show 19% of healthy Medicare beneficiaries received low-value routine tests during their annual wellness visit.
News
January 14, 2021
A machine learning model predicted long-term risks and avoidable health care costs after acute coronary syndromes in a recent study.
News
January 14, 2021
Multimodal machine learning workflows can predict psychosis in patients with clinical high-risk syndromes and recent-onset depression.
News
January 14, 2021
Hospital episode spending for acute inpatient hospitalizations decreased following the US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
News
January 14, 2021
Real-world evidence is frequently used in the ICER scoping process, but infrequently used in their comparative clinical effectiveness assessments.
News
January 14, 2021
Study finds that further improvement is needed to ensure that ICER assessments address relevant questions for target audiences, adhere to established research standards, and are reported in a manner that is easily interpreted and applicable to policy making.
News
January 14, 2021
Statin adherence is associated with higher likelihood of controlled disease, fewer outpatient and inpatient visits, lower outpatient and inpatient costs, and lower total costs, compared with nonadherence in a Medicare sample.
News
January 14, 2021
Type 2 diabetes combined with chronic kidney disease is associated with high HCRU and costs, particularly for patients with heart failure, anemia, or more severe disease.
News
January 14, 2021
Insight into how clinical pathways are used and viewed by physicians can help to optimize hospital improvement work and enhance high-value care.
News
January 14, 2021
Targeted and universally offered screening are cost-effective compared with no screening for identifying STIs in adolescents and young adults who use the emergency department for acute care.
Pharma Insights
December 16, 2020
Joanna P MacEwan, PhD, and colleagues explore what factors are the primary causes of the reduction in cancer mortality in the US and how COVID-19 is impacting progress in the treatment of cancer. 
News
December 04, 2020
Risk-adjusted 30-day home time among patients discharged after a hospitalization for heart failure is an applicable hospital-level quality patient-centered performance metric.
News
December 04, 2020
The number of patients with neurological disorders has increased in the US, with significant variation in disease burden across states, according to a recent study.
News
December 04, 2020
Study results show medical costs associated with heart failure are largely driven by hospitalization costs.
News
December 03, 2020
Study results suggest initiation of dapagliflozin based on the FDA label is applicable to 4 of 5 patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
News
December 03, 2020
Researchers identify factors that influence surgeon deviation from practice guidelines for the management of inguinal hernia repair, including surgeon preferences and access to resources.
News
December 03, 2020
Researchers outlined the pathophysiology and cardiovascular implications of COVID-19, its impact on existing pathways of care, the role of modern technologies, and a proposal of novel management algorithms for common acute cardiac conditions.
Videos
December 02, 2020
Winston Wong, PharmD, moderates as Yair Saperstein, MD, MPH, CEO of avoMD, gives a demonstration of the avoMD, offering insight on how both clinicians and the provider organizations use the platform.
News
December 02, 2020
Using teledermatology to triage and manage dermatology patients within a health care system resulted in estimated annual cost savings totaling $441,378.
Videos
November 30, 2020
Winston Wong, PharmD, interviews Yair Saperstein, MD, MPH, CEO, and Laurence Coman, MBA, COO, about their company, avoMD.
News
November 25, 2020
Study results showed that primary care physician turnover results in lower patient use of primary care and increased use of specialty, urgent, and emergency care.
News
November 25, 2020
Short-term health care cost savings are associated with participation in a digital Diabetes Prevention Program in an adult workforce population.
News
November 25, 2020
Study provides the first estimates of the health plan-paid cost per epilepsy-related health care encounter, confirm the burden associated with the current, suboptimal treatment of epilepsy.
News
November 25, 2020
Study results show that in the first 2 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of commercial insurance for preventative and elective care decreased relative to the previous year.
News
November 20, 2020
Researchers from the University of Toronto developed an integrated care pathway for the treatment of adolescents with major depressive disorder.
News
November 20, 2020
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis who switch or discontinue biologics within the first year of treatment experience higher total health care costs than those who remain on the same biologic.
News
November 20, 2020
Study results show pharmacy costs account for more than half of diabetes-related costs, indicating the substantial economic burden associated with the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
News
November 19, 2020
Researchers develop a model to stop or scale back unnecessary routine services in primary care.
News
November 17, 2020
Researchers provide a clinical algorithm to help clinicians consider the best options for safe and effective dysphagia care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News
November 17, 2020
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) proposed guidelines for the use of biologicals in severe asthma, which offer a reference tool for healthcare providers, patients, regulators and healthcare systems based on a critical appraisal of the current evidence.
News
November 11, 2020
Results from a survey investigating the clinical pathways of epileptic seizures and status epilepticus determine high variability among hospitals in Italy.
News
November 03, 2020
Regional clinical pathways are effective for patient care management in hospitals and result in reduced postoperative length of sta for hip fracture patients.
News
November 03, 2020
Telemedicine and artificial intelligence can be used to improve heart failure patient monitoring, but the clinical safety and benefit is often debated.
News
October 19, 2020
Results from a recent study describing evidence of an inconsistency in care, opportunities to improve care, and low-value service cascade following a nonindicated vitamin D test may inform clinicians about the identification and treatment of vitamin D-related abnormalities.
News
October 19, 2020
The development of a care pathway for the management of Hymenoptera venom allergy was described in a recent publication .
News
October 19, 2020
Most health care providers screen for alcohol use and cigarette smoking in the first trimester of pregnancy, but brief intervention and referral to treatment are often not incorporated into clinical practice.
News
October 19, 2020
A treatment algorithm for COVID-19 that correlates the clinical features with laboratory and imaging findings to establish the right timing for treatment was described in a recent publication.
News
October 19, 2020
Treatment of proximal femoral fractures in older patients could improve with the incorporation of clinical pathways, according to a recent study.
Perspectives
September 18, 2020
Joel Diamond, MD, FAAFP, discusses the growth of genetic testing and outlines the actions needed to utilize the data effectively across the care continuum.
Blog
June 25, 2020
David Hughes, BSN, and colleagues break down the intersection between COVID-19 and multiple sclerosis, including how the virus has affected access to care and the wide adoption of telehealth care delivery.
Perspectives
June 17, 2020
Jason Shafrin, PhD, and colleagues assert that the ISPOR “value flower” provides a helpful framework to more accurately value treatments which have a transformational impact, not only on the lives of patients, but also caregivers, employers, and broader society.
Interviews
April 28, 2020
Andrew L Concoff, MD, describes the design and use of clinical pathways to provide practical, real-world guidance for rheumatologic care as well as to fuel negotiations with payers for value-based contracts.
Clinical Pathways GPS
March 16, 2020
Richard G Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD, and colleagues pose that if aducanumab is approved by the FDA, challenges need to be addressed to properly identify patients who will benefit from treatment and ensure access.
News
February 20, 2020
A recent report shows that while there has been a steady rise in the cost of biologics, patients and doctors have yet to fully invest in the use of biosimilars for inflammatory conditions.
Podcast
January 28, 2020
Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, discusses the "desensitization" of society to cancer prescription drug costs and solutions proposed by politicians for inflated Medicare Part D spending, among other topics.
News
January 22, 2020
A recent study found that the net prices of four biologics decreased when faced with competition from biosimilars or other substitutes, regardless of interchangeability.
News
January 17, 2020
By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who adhere to an ideal clinical pathway have similar pregnancy outcomes as women in the general population, new…
Blog
December 23, 2019
Jason Shafrin, PhD, sheds light on the challenge of quantifying the degree to which novel treatments address unmet need and how this would be reflected in different value frameworks.
Clinical Pathways GPS
November 18, 2019
Matthew Pakizegee, PharmD, MS, and Richard G Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD, review a government plan that addresses total cost of care and drug pricing regulations and is quickly moving forward in the House of Representatives.
Blog
October 08, 2019
Jason Shafrin, PhD, provides a description of the tools being created by health economists to quantify additional value components of transformative, curative treatments.
Perspectives
September 20, 2019
Leah M Marcotte, MD, and colleagues use the ACO payment model to highlight unique features of primary care-oriented pathways through comparison to hospital-based care and corresponding inpatient pathways.
Blog
September 12, 2019
Winston Wong, PharmD, argues that under the current ICER value assessment framework and QALY measurements, there may never be a transformative therapy that demonstrates cost-effectiveness.
Clinical Pathways GPS
August 19, 2019
Matthew Pakizegee, PharmD, MS, and Richard G Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD, consider the potential primary pathway developers and how the pathways would be utilized under Medicare for All.
Viewpoint
August 19, 2019
Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD, asserts that transparent, collaborative, and iterative approaches will be essential to create and define the success of value assessment tools.
Clinical Pathways GPS
April 16, 2019
When patients and caregivers feel more involved in their care, they may be further driven to offer any and all information to the physician to help solve the clinical problem at hand.
Perspectives
February 19, 2019
Organizations can get clinical pathways “bundle ready” and increase the ability to succeed in the setting of bundled payments by emphasizing multidisciplinary plans of care across multiple care settings, local application of guidelines or evidence to capitalize on opportunity targets, and specific patient populations without necessarily deploying exhaustive inventories of pathway activities.
Clinical Pathways GPS
December 13, 2018
Such a proposal, if enacted, would have far-reaching implications for clinical pathways developers and in terms of access to treatments.
News
March 01, 2018
A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine (online February 26, 2018; doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.8667) compared the effects of a collaborative care intervention vs usual care on health…
News
January 25, 2018
A clinical decision support tool linked to electronic health records improves the detection and management of hypertension in adolescents.
News
January 02, 2018
A comparative effectiveness study analyzed usual care versus multilevel, multicomponent implementation strategies for blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.
News
December 22, 2017
A myriad of factors including lack of guidelines, wealth of drug options, cost concerns, and varying efficacy make treatment decisions for rheumatoid arthritis a challenge.
News
December 22, 2017
A clinical pathway for coordinating the care of patients with heart failure may reduce admissions to the ED without increasing ED congestion, according to recent research published in The American…
News
November 09, 2017
A recent analysis of real-world data has shown that switching from basal insulins to a specific therapy is highly cost-effective for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, presented at the…
News
September 12, 2017
An international expert group has issued consensus-based recommendations on the use of biosimilars for rheumatologic diseases, focusing on cost, extrapolation, and switching between bio-originators and biosimilars.