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Improving and Measuring Osteoporosis Management

Improving and Measuring Osteoporosis Management

In the United States, an estimated 10 million people are living with osteoporosis, also called brittle bone disease. Although osteoporosis is responsible for the majority of hip fractures, and accounts for more than $18 billion in health care expenditures annually, on average only 20% of patients are ever screened or treated for the disease. This monograph, developed by The Joint Commission through an unrestricted educational grant by the National Pharmaceutical Council, contains 10 voluntary measures of care designed for a variety of health care settings. This monograph is intended for a professional audience and contains clinical information and practical tips for implementing an osteoporosis improvement initiative, whether clinical care is given in a hospital, emergency department, rehabilitation facility, home health agency, or doctor's office.

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E.V.I.dently May 2015

MessageStepping Back to Look at ValueNPC President Dan Leonard explains that, like beauty, the value of health care is in the eye of the beholder....
Blog Post

Video Blog: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Dr. Sennett on Quality Measures

It’s common practice for consumers to read reviews before purchasing a product or hiring a service provider. Consumers want to know how their peers...
Blog Post

Incorporating the Patient’s Voice and Experience in the Development of Quality Measures

It’s important to include the patient’s voice and experience in the development of quality measures, said National Health Council CEO Marc Boutin,...
Blog Post

#TBT: Mental Health Month—Managing Schizophrenia

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...
Press Release

Improving Patient Outcomes and Costs in an ACO Through Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management

Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2014)—A case study published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy...
Press Release

National Pharmaceutical Council, Discern Health Examine Accountable Care Measures for Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment

Washington, DC (October 28, 2014)— Measuring the quality and cost of health care is an integral part of accountable care, but new research from the...
Press Release

Fellowship in Health Care Policy Available Through a Partnership of the National Pharmaceutical Council and Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2014)–The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), in conjunction with Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken...
Press Release

Specialty Medications: Shifting the Focus From “How Much” We Spend to “How Well” We Spend

Washington, DC, June 9, 2014—As health care decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Chain Drug Review – Commentary: “Health Care Outlook for 2015”

This commentary was originally published in the January 5, 2015 issue of Chain Drug Review.By: Dan Leonard, President, National Pharmaceutical...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Leveling the Playing Field? Could a Landmark Decision Alter the CER Communications Landscape?

A growing chorus of voices is publicly sharing data on the effectiveness of treatment options, but one viewpoint has long been shut out of key areas...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Living Up to Its Name? The Role of Patient-Centered Research

Anyone who has ever received bad news from his or her health care provider or held a loved one’s hand when a diagnosis was delivered can understand...
Commentary and Testimony Page

High Stakes for Setting Research Standards

What is the cost of poorly designed research? In the comparative effectiveness arena, faulty studies could mean that consumers may make important...
YouTube Videos

Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems

The National Pharmaceutical Council's (NPC) webinar, Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems, was moderated by...
YouTube Videos

Why are quality measures important? We asked health care thought leaders to tell us why.

Quality measurement, tied to financial incentives, is one of many approaches accountable care programs are using to promote system-wide improvement....
YouTube Videos

Engaging Consumers in Today's Changing Health Care Payment and Delivery Environment

The current health care delivery system is evolving from a fee-for-service system to one that is performance-based. How does this shift impact...
YouTube Videos

Shifting the Focus From "How Much" to "How Well" We Spend Our Health Care Dollars

A. Mark Fendrick, MD, director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance design at the University of Michigan, highlights the key findings from a...
Blog Post

Video Blog: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Dr. Sennett on Quality Measures

It’s common practice for consumers to read reviews before purchasing a product or hiring a service provider. Consumers want to know how their peers...
Blog Post

Incorporating the Patient’s Voice and Experience in the Development of Quality Measures

It’s important to include the patient’s voice and experience in the development of quality measures, said National Health Council CEO Marc Boutin,...
Blog Post

#TBT: Mental Health Month—Managing Schizophrenia

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...
Blog Post

#TBT: National Minority Health Month & Health Equity

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...

Accountable Care Measures for High-Cost Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment

This research sheds light on gaps in quality measurement and missed opportunities to promote...

The Myth of Average: Why Individual Patient Differences Matter

Within today’s health care environment, so much of t

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