CMS held a Care Innovations Summit on January 26, 2012. Cosponsors were West Wireless Health Institute and Health Affairs.
Here is summit website
CQHealthbeat has a good summary of Atul Gawande's talk for those who are paid subscribers. Write me at email@example.com for a copy of that section.
Here are my notes on key points
o Nationally looking at different regions the best results are not most expensive, which is good otherwise would need to ration
o Using checklist reduces deaths by 47%
Reisman, Aetna: Eliminating drug copays reduced heart attacks, reduced cost, but still limited compliance
Prestwich, USC: Provide physicians, etc with prompting sheet as part of EMR that includes a treatment plan
Kirchhoff, Weight Watchers: In UK, conducted trial with vouchers, 35% of participants had 10% weight loss in one year
Chen, Chenmed: Have all doctors talk with other after seeing a patient
Hoops, Wellpoint: for ESRD provide comprehensive primary care at clinic, include home visits to understand patient's environment, etc.
Some other key points:
o To reduce hospital readmissions, hospital staff ensures integration of all services, nurse staff consult with primary care physician and patient
o Many patients do not take all their meds, so need to ensure they do.