A Quality Collaboration: Working Together to Deliver High-Value Care

By: John Sunde, VP, Payor Partnerships at SoNE HEALTH, and Laurel Pickering, MPH, Director, Strategic Growth Development at Centivo Employers are once again grappling with the high price of healthcare, reeling from rising renewals that have no reflection on the quality of their employees’ care. And whether companies shift costs to employees or take on […]

A Good Night’s Sleep

By: Kit McKinnon BSN, RN, CDCES Director, Care Management at SoNE HEALTH The discovery of insulin in 1922 saved and extended the life of people who developed Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). A second historic breakthrough in diabetes management is the continuous glucose monitor (CGM). The CGM is a medical device that provides glucose level data […]

Interdisciplinary Care Team Reduces Heart Failure Exacerbations

By: Katherine Fico, PharmD, BCACP       Clinical Pharmacist Lead Advisor at SoNE HEALTH SoNE HEALTH supports patients by collaborating as an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and community health workers. The SoNE HEALTH Clinical Pharmacists focus on medication optimization, medication adherence, and deprescribing especially when polypharmacy […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By:  Tracy Reilly, MLS          Manager of Quality & Performance at SoNE HEALTH October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society partnered with Imperial Chemical Industries in 1985, which started as a week-long campaign. Betty Ford helped kick off this important event as she was a breast cancer survivor. She […]

You Are Never Too Old to Achieve Your Goals

You Are Never Too Old to Achieve Your Goals By: Katherine Czarnowski, PharmaD, BCACP and Pearlene Martell, LCSW, LICSW   SoNE HEALTH team members take pride in practicing the organization’s values every day. Our values reflect our SoNE HEALTH mission to optimize patient care in collaboration with our providers and other stakeholders. The case shared […]

Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Department Utilization

Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Department Utilization By: Christin Fulton, RN, Director, Population Health Management Emergency Department (ED) visits are expensive, and a significant number are preventable. Increased use of the ED, especially in non-emergent cases, may indicate lack of access/relationship to primary care, a worsening behavioral or medical health condition, or lack of knowledge on appropriate […]

Achieving Value in Healthcare: What it Means and How We Get There

Achieving Value in Healthcare: What it Means and How We Get There As appeared in Hartford Business Journal on October 18, 2021. Author: Lisa Trumble, President and CEO These days it seems that everyone and every business is talking about healthcare value or value-based care: What is value-based care? Why is it needed? What does […]

Why Data is a key ingredient of Value-Based Care

Why Data is a key ingredient of Value-Based Care Author: Renee Broadbent, VP, Information Technology I have been in healthcare Information Technology for twenty-five plus years.  In a very short time, healthcare technology has evolved considerably – from paper to Electronic Health Records, to achieving full data interoperability, well almost on this, but we’ve made […]

Leveraging the Care Team to Achieve the ‘Triple Aim’

Leveraging the Care Team to Achieve the ‘Triple Aim’ As healthcare shifts to value-based care and other payment models, the focus on patient-centered care is gaining more attention, moving the focus away from throughput toward improved quality and patient experience.  SoNE HEALTH has developed its population health programs to provide wrap-around care for our patients […]