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 Accountable Care Payment Reform Telemedicine
    Publication Date: April 26, 2013

    ACO Innovation Summit Series

    An overview of a series of dynamic summits hosted by NEHI for senior leaders for a multi-sector exploration of the potential impact of ACOs on patient access to innovative therapies and technologies. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, more than 450 Accountable Care Organizations have been established in 49 states. While ACOs are in the spotlight as a means to transform the health care delivery system, many challenges need to be addressed. NEHI has taken the lead by convening a series of dynamic summits for senior leaders from pioneer ACOs, academia, biopharma and medtech for a multi-sector exploration of the potential impact of ACOs on patient access to innovative therapies and technologies.
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  • Themes Medication Adherence Patient Safety
    Publication Date: January 31, 2013

    Improving Patient Medication Adherence: Key Issues and Challenges in the Daily Practice of Medicine

    This issue brief discusses how evolving models of medication management are key to bringing improved medication adherence, and thus improved patient outcomes and reduced costs, into the daily practice of medicine.
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  • Themes Hospital Readmissions Medication Adherence Patient Safety
    Publication Date: October 19, 2012

    Thinking Outside the Pillbox: Improving Medication Adherence and Reducing Readmissions

    An issue brief highlighting successful new models of advanced discharge planning and transitional care that have medication management at their core.
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  • Themes Chronic Disease Health IT Hospital Readmissions
    Publication Date: September 25, 2012

    ADOPT Toolkit

    The website will offer tools in four discreet technology areas: remote patient monitoring (RPM), medication optimization, care transitions, and mobile health. RPM tools are now available online and tools for mobile health technologies will be available in November. NEHI, with its deep portfolio of research indentifying valuable but under used technologies and barriers to their adoption, served in an advisory role on the Toolkit project. In addition, NEHI partnered with Atrius Health in Massachusetts on a study, funded by CTA, of the effectiveness of remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic illnesses. NEHI's Remote Patient Monitoring Project Press Release ADOPT Toolkit Website
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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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