EagleDream Health Exhibiting/Presenting at Population Health Colloquium

EagleDream Health will be exhibiting at the Population Health Colloquium at the Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia, PA March 27 – March 29. On Tuesday, March 28 at 4:30pm, EagleDream Health CEO Betty Rabinowitz MD will offer a presentation titled Technology Driving Contemporary Care Management. Dr. Rabinowitz will be joined by Dr. Jerome Finkel, President and CEO of Alliance Health.

Evidence: The Foundation of Payment Reform

By Howard Beckman, MD, FACP, FAACH, Chief Medical Officer –  In the February 28, 2017 issue of JAMA, Shrank, Saunders and McClellan confront the notion that insurance decisions about reforming the payment system require evidence from randomized controlled trials to be scaled by payers1.  To focus the discussion, they choose to direct discussion to reducing co-pays for high value care. As an example of data being available, they cite a study…

Dr. Beckman Elected to National Academies of Practice

EagleDream Health Chief Medical Officer Howard Beckman, MD, FACP, FAACH had been elected a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (NAP).   NAP is a group of distinguished professionals advancing inter-professional healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities. Dr. Beckman will be inducted at the NAP National Meeting on March 17-18, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

EagleDream Health Employees win Prestigious Art Awards

Rochester, NY, December 21 – Two employees of EagleDream Health were recognized for artistic excellence during the EagleDream Health holiday party.  The award winners were: Artist: Galina Tolmacheva Award: “The Next Picasso Award” Title: Eagle Soaring over House and Snowman Medium: Bic pen on paper plate (on top of head)   Artist: Dany Dominguez Award: “There’s Always Next Year Award” Title: Snowman?  Near a House Maybe? Medium: Bic pen on…

Benefit Design that Makes Sense

By Howard Beckman, MD, FACP, FAACH, Chief Medical Officer – Chernew and Fredrick1 in a viewpoint piece in the Oct. 25, 2016 JAMA, entitled Improving Benefit Design to Promote Effective, Efficient and Affordable Care, make some valuable points at a time when thoughtful redesign is sorely needed. The authors describe High Deductible plans as blunt instruments because their first dollar costs, even tied to a health savings account, discourage BOTH…

Finally, Value Based Insurance Design Enters the Realm of Possibility

By Howard Beckman, MD, FACP, FAACH, Chief Medical Officer – As the analytic team at EagleDream Health evaluates medical expenditures, it becomes very clear that money is often spent on low value services at the expense of high value services. The patient/consumer/customer is asked to employ “Shared Decision-Making”, using inadequate data, to determine when to have services performed while holding off on others. Insurers still offer too little assistance to…

EagleDream Health Sponsors MHQP’s 21st Anniversary Celebration

Barbra Rabson, President and CEO of Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) addresses attendees of the MHQP 21st Anniversary Celebration. Cambridge, MA, November 2, - EagleDream Health was pleased to be a Collaborator Sponsor of Massachusetts Health Quality Partners’ (MHQP) 21st Anniversary Celebration. Located in Watertown, MA, MHQP is a nationally recognized, non-profit coalition of physicians, hospitals, health plans, purchasers, patient and public representatives, academics, and government agencies. EagleDream Health (and…

Thursday, November 17, 2016 – NRHI SAN Reducing Unnecessary Utilization Series Learning Module

EagleDream Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Howard Beckman will join Jan Singer, Vice President of Programs at Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) in presenting a learning module titled, "Empowering Clinicians to Reduce Unnecessary Care: Understanding Practice Pattern Variation".  The learning module is hosted by NRHI as part of the Reducing Unnecessary Utilization Series. The module will focus on the following, as describe on the NRHI website: Tactics for engaging clinicians…

Not Your Predictable Economic Model

By Howard Beckman, MD, FACP, FAACH, Chief Medical Officer – Recently, Michael Rawlins, MD, from the London School of Social Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, published a paper in JAMA that discussed the complexity of determining effectiveness and value1. In that paper, he proposed that “Interventions that are more effective but less expensive should be readily adopted but are relatively uncommon”. At the same time, he believes that “interventions that are…