Ensuring Responsible Use of Medicines

NEHI research and analysis is aimed at systematic improvement of medication safety, medication effectiveness and patient medication adherence in the U.S. health care system. Prior NEHI research on patient medication adherence is widely cited. Current NEHI projects focus on the convergence of ongoing trends in health care payment reform, population health management, healthcare information technology, chronic care coordination, health care quality improvement and pharmacy practice. We also focus on how this convergence can be accelerated to reduce medication errors, enhance medication safety, improve patient outcomes, eliminate health care waste and achieve appropriate health care cost containment throughout the health care system.

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  • Themes Chronic Disease Health IT Patient Engagement Technology Adoption Telemedicine
    Publication Date: June 13, 2012

    Getting to Value: Eleven Chronic Disease Technologies to Watch

    This report examines eleven emerging technologies that have the potential to improve care and lower costs for chronic disease patients.
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  • Themes Chronic Disease Healthcare Spending Health Reform
    Publication Date: April 26, 2012

    2012 Innovation Barometer

    A national survey of 500 opinion leaders shows strong support for using innovative solutions to increase efficiency and control costs in health care.
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  • Themes Medication Adherence Patient Engagement
    Publication Date: September 22, 2011

    Roadmap to Improved Patient Medication Adherence

    The Roadmap to Improved Patient Medication Adherence outlines a system-wide strategy for making improved adherence an integral part of health reform. The Roadmap, developed by NEHI in collaboration with a broad range of adherence stakeholders, identifies six "golden opportunities" for improving adherence by harnessing and coordinating major policies in health reform with ongoing trends in the health care marketplace.
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  • Themes Healthcare Spending Technology Adoption Telemedicine
    Publication Date: December 1, 2010

    Critical Care, Critical Choices: The Case for Tele-ICUs in Intensive Care

    The report's findings examine the clinical and financial benefits of tele-ICU technology on ICU mortality and ICU length of stay.
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  • Themes Patient Engagement Technology Adoption Telemedicine
    Publication Date: November 30, 2010

    FAST Adoption of Significant Technologies One Page Summary

    A joint partnership of NEHI, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the Health Technology Center, FAST identifies and rates high-potential, underused medical technologies according to the patient population served, impact on outcomes, potential cost savings and barriers to adoption. By directing spending at high value areas, FAST is improving health care delivery and helping private payers make informed coverage decisions.
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  • Themes Health Reform Medication Adherence Patient Engagement
    Publication Date: September 23, 2010

    Medication Adherence and Care Teams: A Call for Demonstration Projects

    This report explains why care teams can help improve medication adherence and calls for more research on how to best use care teams in a wide variety of clinical settings.
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  • Themes Healthcare Spending Patient Safety Waste
    Publication Date: March 30, 2010

    A Matter of Urgency: Reducing Emergency Department Overuse

    The overuse of U.S. emergency departments (EDs) is responsible for $38 billion in wasteful spending each year. Given the tremendous opportunity to lower health care costs by addressing this problem, NEHI launched an initiative to examine ED overuse in detail. Through this initiative, NEHI has identified the key factors driving this costly ED overuse, including who overuses the ED, what causes ED overuse and what can be done to reduce it.
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  • Themes Healthcare Spending Medication Adherence
    Publication Date: August 12, 2009

    Thinking Outside the Pillbox: A System-wide Approach to Improving Patient Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease

    This issue brief addresses the root causes of poor patient medication adherence - a significant contributor to overall health care waste - and offers promising solutions to improve adherence, particularly among chronic disease patients.
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  • Themes Chronic Disease Health IT Telemedicine
    Publication Date: July 17, 2009

    FAST Detailed Technology Analysis - Home Telehealth

    During 2008-2009, NEHI's Fast Adoption of Significant Technologies (FAST) initiative focused on telemedicine technologies that address chronic disease. Chronic disease is of particular concern because of the growing prevalence of illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease and the mounting costs these preventable conditions generate in the health care system. NEHI reviewed over 100 telemedicine technologies, identified the eleven considered most promising, and then examined in detail the two that were highest rated, Tele-stroke and Home Telehealth. NEHI completed Detailed Technology Analyses of each.
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  • Themes Chronic Disease Health IT Telemedicine
    Publication Date: July 17, 2009

    FAST Detailed Technology Analysis - Tele-stroke

    During 2008-2009, NEHI's Fast Adoption of Significant Technologies (FAST) initiative focused on telemedicine technologies that address chronic disease. Chronic disease is of particular concern because of the growing prevalence of illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease and the mounting costs these preventable conditions generate in the health care system. NEHI reviewed over 100 telemedicine technologies, identified the eleven considered most promising, and then examined in detail the two that were highest rated, Tele-stroke and Home Telehealth. NEHI completed Detailed Technology Analyses of each.
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NEHI'S Impact

For Our Members

“NEHI has been a valuable forum to help navigate the changing health care landscape. It has also been a catalyst for informing and influencing the health reform debate and in a number of instances has moved the ultimate decisions to a better place.”
-Josef H. von Rickenbach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PAREXEL International, Inc.

In the Media

"The New England Healthcare Institute says non- adherence swallows $290 billion a year in additional health costs." -The New York Times

On National Policy

Following the release of the NEHI/MTC study, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacted a law making the adoption of CPOE a condition of hospital licensure by 2012.

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