Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
Better health care requires all parties take a new approach to health care delivery reports Health Catalyst.
Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America – April 3, 2014 /MarketersMedia/ —
Although the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has now come and gone, health care remains a topic on the minds of many. Health care costs continue to rise, yet many are considered about the quality of care received.
“Many now discuss population health management solutions, yet don’t understand exactly what these are and how they will improve health care as a whole. A group of health care veterans founded Health Catalyst to use technology to better unify data as this is an area where the health care system has typically failed,” the team at Health Catalyst explains.
Population health management solutions strive to make the health care system more efficient, cost effective and safe and make use of proactive interventions and strategies to ensure this is the case. The interventions and strategies target specific groups of individuals across the care continuum to improve individual health while reducing costs. Often, this involves shared accountability financial arrangements amongst purchasers and delivery systems as this creates financial incentives for placing the focus on population health management and outcome measuring and reporting.
“Once one’s health is gone, it is often hard to get it back. Prevention remains key in producing a healthier population and that’s where population health management solutions come in. Health Catalyst understands the importance of improving care at every stage of the process, offering a variety of solutions for every need,” the Health Catalyst team continues.
Accountable care organizations, the analytics adoption model, meaningful use and predictive analytics are just a few of the solutions one will encounter when working with Health Catalyst. When one speaks to a local health care provider, accountable care is likely a topic that will come up. This type of health care shifts the focus from a fee for service model, one that is procedure based, to one that is fee for quality, condition or disease based reimbursement. The primary care physician heads a care team, taking the values of the patient into account when creating the care plan, and patients are connected to high-value resources to improve care while cutting costs.
“All parties benefit when this is the case which is why population health management solutions continue to increase in popularity. Health Catalyst is here to help providers wishing to move to this care model achieve their goals. Data unification plays a large role in this, along with many other solutions offered through our company,” the team declares.
About Health Catalyst:
Health Catalyst strives to change health care by finding better ways to warehouse data and improve the overall consumer experience. With the help of Dr. David A. Burton, a renowned expert in the revolutionizing of clinical process models, the group developed a data warehouse capable of handling the unique complexities seen with health care. This solution goes by the name Adaptive Data Architecture and has drawn attention as it is flexible, agile and easily implemented. The unification of data allows medical decisions to be made in a timely manner to improve patient care.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:00:09 GMT
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.Local author and formerMore >>
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>