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COVID-19’s Emergence in Infants – Impact on Care Management

In Affinite PlanLink, Care Coordination, Care Management, Covid-19 by Marketing

With the emergence of positive COVID-19 cases in infants over the past several months, how should the care manager support expecting and newly delivered moms in their efforts to keep themselves and their babies safe from COVID-19?  A two-pronged approach that allows the mom to voice her concerns and fears while arming her and her household with the information they …

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Members Affected by SDoH Factors Revealed Sooner Using Data Science

In Affinite PlanLink, Care Coordination, Care Management, Covid-19, Thought Leadership by Marketing

Care Managers Streamline Risk Stratification & Prioritization As we noted in our former blog post on ways health plans are using data science to proactively identify high-risk diabetics in the COVID-19 fight, members subject to SDoH factors are similarly difficult to identify and prioritize in real-time.   Inspecting COVID-19’s Impact on Members Affected by Social Determinants of Health Factors  While social …

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How COVID-19 Data Science Models Can Be Used to Reduce Care Costs for High-Risk Diabetics

In Affinite PlanLink, Care Coordination, Care Management, Covid-19, Thought Leadership by Marketing

Studies continue to confirm that diabetes is a serious risk factor among patients contracting COVID-19, contributing significantly to mortality and length of hospital stays. Because glucose levels begin to rise with the onset of symptoms and continue to elevate during infection, early COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment is critical to managing insulin protocols. As discussed in our last post, the virus’s …

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How to Help Your Care Management Keep Pace with COVID-19 Outbreaks

In Affinite PlanLink, Care Coordination, Care Management, Covid-19 by Marketing

Over the last few weeks, political campaign rallies, social justice protests, holiday celebrations, and economic reopenings have brought more people into closer proximity than at any time since social distancing measures took effect in March. Coupled with perhaps less diligent adherence to hand washing and facemask wearing, the result was predictable: a second wave of COVID-19 cases has erupted. The …

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To Understand What’s Driving Healthcare Data Growth – You Must Consider the “Vital V’s of Data”

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Gain Perspective With This Healthcare Specific Definition of Big Data Terms Data is a critical component in every aspect of healthcare, from research, to diagnosis, to treatment.  Simply accumulating and analyzing data does not lead to greater clinical insights and more positive patient outcomes.  It’s how you use the data that matters.  But for every member of the healthcare ecosystem, …