Staying Healthy at Work

Posted by Continuum on Mar 1, 2016 11:30:00 AM

The average person spends approximately 90,000 hours at work over the course of their lifetime. If you are an employee, you know that what you do during those hours can have a profound impact on your overall health and wellbeing. If you are an employer, you know that healthy employees are more productive, less stressed and require fewer sick days. Staying healthy benefits everyone, but it can sometimes be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle at work.

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Topics: Healthcare

Managing Complex Care: Improve Effectiveness through Clinical Integration, Population Health Best Practices

Posted by Continuum on Feb 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Many primary care physicians (PCPs) struggle to provide high-quality care for patients with complex needs. 

A recent international survey* confirms this challenge: Nearly 25 percent of U.S. PCPs say they are not well-prepared to care for people with multiple chronic illnesses. 

Hurdles include lack of care coordination and gaps in access, according to the Commonwealth Fund study. Its authors call for strengthening the nation’s primary care infrastructure, in part by improving communication among providers and increasing access to care.

Two overarching approaches can help doctors achieve these goals, while also reducing the disproportionate costs of complex care: participation in a clinically integrated network (CIN), and use of population health best practices.

To learn more about the Five Pop Health Critical Elements, download our checklist now.  

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Topics: Triple Aim, care continuum, Healthcare, gaps in care, population health tools, CIN

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