Original Article So-called superusers, who bounce in and out of the hospital, account for 30 percent of health expenditures. The fix for this vexing challenge requires nothing less than a redesign of the way America delivers health care, says a physician turned community activist. Of the 79,000 residents in Camden, N.J., 386 constitute the top Read More….
Original Article: www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/super-utilizers-place-huge-burden-on-health-care-system/2012/10/19/c62781ba-1a32-11e2-ad4a-e5a958b60a1e_blog.html You don’t hear much about them in the health care debate, but people known as “super-utilizers” place a huge and costly burden on the medical system. The New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently announced that it’s awarded grants totaling $2.1 million to groups in six communities (Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Humboldt County, California, Maine Read More….
Original Article: www.phillymag.com/articles/smartest-people-philadelphia/5/ Jeffrey Brenner The Health-Care Revolutionary Brenner—physician and founder of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers—has worked for 10 years to get better care for the underserved in his city. His group’s focus on primary-care reform, home visits and “health coaches” for the chronically ill has drastically lowered medical costs in Camden. On the goal: “To Read More….
Original Article: http://articles.philly.com/2012-10-27/news/34750547_1_health-care-ford-foundation-public-health When the leader of the nation’s largest health philanthrophy looks at the world today, she sees great opportunity and growing challenge. Scientists have more data and can better measure the quality of health treatments, notes Risa Lavizzo-Mourey. But “some of the things we used to look at as gaps” – income disparity and Read More….
Original Article: http://delcotimes.com/articles/2012/10/14/business/doc507a321a28e33513904932.txt The statistics give one pause, but are only part of the medical care equation. Ten percent of the U.S. population uses 65 percent of the medical costs and in 2009, 1 percent of the population used 27 percent of health care expenditures. With costs escalating and an aging population that will continue to Read More….
Original Article: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/08/data-health-care.html In the early days of the 20th century, department store magnate John Wanamaker famously said, “I know that half of my advertising doesn’t work. The problem is that I don’t know which half.” The consumer Internet revolution was fueled by a search for the answer to Wanamaker’s question. Google AdWords and the pay-per-click Read More….
By KJ DELL’ANTONIA Original Article: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/to-fix-failing-schools-target-troubled-kids/ One kid at a time. That’s how Turnaround for Children, a nonprofit organization based in New York, approaches schools in tough neighborhoods, where principals “say they can hardly see their teachers’ work through the fog of students’ extreme behavior.” The organization is involved with 20 schools in New York City and Read More….
The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and Crozer-Keystone Health System recently launched a unique Superutilizer Fellowship. The fellowship aims to train physicians to identify and care for the complex medical needs of patients known as “superutilizers,” or patients who use a very high volume of health care resources because of repeat visits to emergency departments Read More….
Original Article: http://vq.vassar.edu/issues/2012/02/pushing-boundaries/the-doctor-on-a-medical-mission.html In the early 2000s, the city of Camden, New Jersey—across the Delaware River from Philadelphia—was one of the poorest and most crime-ridden in the nation. When gunshots rang out on a night in February 2001, it was nothing out of the ordinary. This time a promising 22-year-old African American student from nearby Rutgers Read More….