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 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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  • Themes Patient Safety Telemedicine Waste
    Publication Date: February 2, 2009

    Saving Lives, Saving Money In Practice: Strategies for Computerized Physician Order Entry in Massachusetts Hospitals

    NEHI's CPOE report, published in partnership with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is designed as a tool kit detailing strategies for implementing CPOE in hospitals.
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  • Themes Patient Engagement Technology Adoption Telemedicine
    Publication Date: January 22, 2009

    FAST Update: 2008-2009 Candidate Technologies

    The FAST search for promising technologies initiated in 2008 was focused on identifying telemedicine technologies specifically used to treat chronic disease. The FAST team reviewed over 100 health care technologies in this area, narrowing them to the 11 most promising candidates detailed in this report.
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  • Themes Chronic Disease Health IT Telemedicine
    Publication Date: January 21, 2009

    Remote Physiological Monitoring: Research Update

    Updated research on RPM technologies, emphasizing the cost effectiveness of RPM use compared to standard care and disease management practices, as well as remaining barriers to its adoption.
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  • Themes Chronic Disease Healthcare Spending Waste
    Publication Date: July 29, 2008

    The Wasteland of Health Care

    This graphic displays the most significant areas of waste in health care as identified by NEHI's research in this area.
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  • Themes Healthcare Spending Patient Safety Waste
    Publication Date: February 25, 2008

    How Many More Studies Will It Take?

    Published with a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, this compendium presents compelling evidence of waste in health care, with a RAND annotated bibliography and a NEHI compendium of the 460 most reliable sources on waste and inefficiency in health care from 1998 to 2006.
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  • Themes Medication Adherence Patient Safety
    Publication Date: February 25, 2008

    Improving Physician Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines

    To address the variance between agreed-upon standards of care and actual care provided by strengthening physician guidelines, we must overcome key barriers to adherence.
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