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5 Questions to Ask Before Entering the Maze of Genetic Testing

Lost in the labyrinth of over 65,000 tests? The rise in the number of commercially available genetic tests, along with the growth of a genomic approach to healthcare, can be overwhelming as you attempt to find the exit to the maze.

Evidence: the 5th Domain of Value-Based Purchasing

As the transition away from fee-for-service medicine continues, it becomes increasingly important to understand the four domains of value-based purchasing (VBP). Perhaps even more crucial is learning how the integration of evidence can help you and your health system achieve your VBP initiatives.

Big Data, MACRA, and Evidence: Summiting Healthcare's Everest

  By now, it’s probably safe to say that some, if not all, of you have experienced some level of “big data fatigue.” But there's a common thread missing in the big data discussion ... evidence!

Hayes has the evidence solutions to be your partner on the journey to the summit!

7 Ways for Supply Chain & Value Analysis to Fail at Physician Engagement

  Failure is not an option when it comes to physician engagement. Yet many supply chain and value analysis professionals say they’re doing just that. Take a humorous look at the possible causes for failing to create physician buy-in and see how evidence helps you create actionable solutions.

Prepare to succeed at physician engagement…by learning how to fail!

Orchestrating Population Health Management

 eBook_PopulationHealth_Cover_3D When managing your population’s health, the “sheet music” that guides a cohesive, orchestrated approach to patient care is evidence-based medicine (EBM). Traditionally, physicians making diagnoses or treatment decisions based solely upon their individual experience and education. EBM can augment the physician’s experiential background or to set standards for enterprise-wide best practices.

Making Healthcare Technology Decisions with Limited Evidence

 Making_Tech_Decisions Hospitals and health systems are scrutinizing costs and being forced to make tough decisions affecting patients and their own financial status. Health technology acquisition decisions are becoming ever more important as the costs associated with making wrong decisions continue to escalate. With the array of new technologies clamoring for attention, utilizing evidence is needed to determine which to adopt. New and emerging technologies often have a limited evidence base with regard to their relative effectiveness and impact on patient outcomes. So how do you make a decision in the presence of weak evidence or its absence?

Multigene Panel Testing

 White_Payer_Right_Genetic_Questions Technologic advances in genetic testing now enable us to examine millions of DNA fragments simultaneously to detect genetic variants that are associated with diseases. While the process of looking at multiple genes at the same time may seem to be a more efficient method than examining genes one by one, this approach’s limitations and implications need to be assessed. We'll explore this method of testing and review its clinical utility and limitations.

Evolution of Care Bundles for Sepsis

 White_Paper_Sepsis Sepsis is a deadly condition with a high mortality rate. In an effort to improve survival in patients with sepsis, clinicians have adopted care bundles—sets of clear evidence-based practices that, when reliably performed together, result in better patient outcomes than when they are implemented individually.

11 Questions to Ask When Making Genetic Testing Coverage Decisions

White_Paper_Genetic_Literacy With thousands of genetic tests on the market, patients and their healthcare providers have more tools than ever to detect harmful changes in a person’s genes that might be associated with life-threatening conditions. Nevertheless, genetic testing is not right for every patient, nor does every genetic test on the market today deliver information that enables providers to better manage their patients.

Informed Healthcare Decisions begin with Evidence

White_Paper_Informed_Decisions As healthcare providers work to identify effective processes that will drive real improvements in the way they deliver care to patients; they must discern fact from fiction regarding the information that is available to them. Choosing products and treatments that will reduce the cost of care and lead to better patient outcomes is a daunting process that can be streamlined with the use of evidence.

Taking Hospital Cost‐Reduction Efforts to the Next Level: Clinically Driven Processes Proven to Improve Utilization and Reduce Costs

White_Paper_Hospital_Cost-Reduction This publication describes the clinical and financial outcomes hospitals achieved by transforming their purchasing from price-focused to clinically driven processes.

Evidence-Based Value Analysis: Using Scientific Evidence to Drive Quality and Reduce Costs

 White_Paper_Evidence_Drives_Quality This white paper highlights practical strategies that hospitals and healthcare systems can use to simultaneously achieve world-class healthcare quality, improve patient outcomes, and realize cost savings.