Infectious Disease: Partnering for Control and Prevention

Infectious disease can be deadly, especially for seniors. From the flu to bacterial pneumonia, these diseases account for 40 percent of deaths in older adults. They are caused by microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites, and can rapidly spread from person to person. Some infections, such as MRSA – the so-called “superbug” – are resistant to many antibiotics, …

Healthcare’s Next Horizon: Mining the Value of Post-Acute Care Partners

It’s a brave new world in healthcare – rife with promise but also replete with demands. Through such initiatives as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the federal government continues to signal its future direction with the industry: paying for value, not volume, of care. Increasingly, providers will be asked to navigate exacting incentive programs that …