Tag Archives: 2013 Healthcare Trends

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  1. The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Patient Outcomes

    The following blog post was written by Shannon Beebe, Manager of Healthcare Operations. RMS Healthcare is pleased to provide ongoing relevant information on healthcare trends and specific transformation activities. We understand the importance of identifying and assessing Social Determinants of Health and the impact on care delivery and management. Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) play Read more

  2. Implementation Delay for the Revised Incentive Plans for NCQA Recognized Primary Care Practices

    The following blog post was written by Karen Joncas, a Healthcare Transformation Coordinator at RMS. RMS Healthcare is a leader in healthcare transformation services, and has assisted over 200 practices in their journey to Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition.  Primary care practices that have patients enrolled in a Medicaid or Managed Medicaid insurance program will Read more

  3. Healthcare Trend: Physicians' Roles in Managing Patients' Medications

    This blog post was written by Michele Treinin, Healthcare Analyst at Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS), a healthcare consulting firm in Syracuse, NY. Getting a prescription historically meant going to the doctor, addressing a chief complaint, being given a piece of paper with a name of a drug and instructions for the pharmacist on how Read more

  4. Healthcare Trend: Patients Are Shopping Like Consumers

    The Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) healthcare team recently came across an article posted in the most current edition of Quirk’s Marketing Research Review. The article summarizes a survey conducted by HealthPocket, which discusses how one-third of patients may switch doctors if the price was right. Here is the article text taken from the Quirk’s website: Read more

  5. 2013 Healthcare Trends: Nursing Home CAHPS® Survey

    This blog post was written by our guest blogger Michele Treinin, Healthcare Analyst on the RMS Healthcare team. Along with hospitals, home health agencies and in-center hemodialysis providers, skilled nursing facilities may be the next type of organization to have reimbursement tied to patient satisfaction scores and quality measures. A report issued by the HHS Read more

  6. 2013 Healthcare Trends | Raising HCAHPS® Scores Through Staff Engagement

    This blog post was written by our guest blogger, Michele Treinin, Healthcare Analyst at Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS), a nationwide HCAHPS® vendor located in Syracuse, NY. As a healthcare analyst, my monthly routine involves working with various hospital clients to create patient satisfaction reports based on the HCAHPS® surveys that RMS sends out. Here Read more

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