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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic, which many trace back to the late 1990s, has led to increases in opioid-related overdoses and deaths across the United States. Yet, technology-fueled intervention can help save lives.

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Getting Ready for New Federal Rules on Interoperability & Information Blocking

The Department of Health and Human Services will soon publish final rules on several facets of the 21st Century Cures Act that have broad ramifications on the healthcare technology industry. Taken together, these efforts are aimed at facilitating interoperability to improve care coordination and transitions of care. Learn how Collective can help.

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5 Biggest Healthcare Policy Changes in 2019

Changes in healthcare policies impacted a number of areas this year, including the opioid crisis, social determinants of health, value-based care, workplace violence, and the emergency department. Here are the top five policy changes that were proposed or took effect...

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Social Determinants of Health at a Glance

For patients affected by social determinants of health, every aspect of their lives can be impacted. From health literacy to being able to properly store medications. Learning how social determinants affect health care is the first step to addressing the...

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How ACOs Can Improve Partnerships With SNFs

Accountable care organizations, or ACOs, are responsible for a variety of diverse beneficiaries, many of which have chronic conditions or complex needs. This makes care collaboration essential when it comes to best supporting these beneficiaries and improving care...

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Embracing the Spirit of the New Discharge Planning Rule

The new discharge planning rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) went into effect late November. The final rule is intended to empower patients and enhance their rights, in addition to utilizing technology to ensure seamless transitions...

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health with Technology

Social determinants of health account for 80-90 percent of modifiable contributors to a patient’s health outcome, making the issue critically important for care teams to identify and address. Patients struggling with social determinants often have complex needs that can’t be met at a single point of care. Technology can help bridge the gaps.

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