William M. Gandy

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OBJECTIVE To compare employee overall well-being to chronic disease status, which has a long-established relationship to productivity, as relative contributors to on-the-job productivity. METHODS Data from two annual surveys of three companies were used in longitudinal analyses of well-being as a predictor of productivity level and productivity change(More)
Evaluation of chronic care management (CCM) programs is necessary to determine the behavioral, clinical, and financial value of the programs. Financial outcomes of members who are exposed to interventions (treatment group) typically are compared to those not exposed (comparison group) in a quasi-experimental study design. However, because member assignment(More)
This article reports on the outcomes associated with remote physiological monitoring (RPM) conducted as part of a heart failure disease management program. Claims data, medical records, data transmission records, and survey results for 91 individuals ages 50-92 (mean 74 years) successfully completing a heart failure RPM program were analyzed for time(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic illness that affects an estimated 210 million people worldwide, including 12 million people in the United States. National and international guidelines for treatment of COPD recommend use of certain medications, especially bronchodilators and corticosteroids, but the extent to which these are(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify which behaviors performed by emergency department nurses were perceived by patients as important indicators of caring. DESIGN Descriptive. SETTING Two private urban emergency departments. SUBJECTS Ambulatory patients treated in the emergency department and interviewed by telephone within 30 days of discharge. The resulting sample(More)
An increase in chronic disease prevalence is contributing to health care cost growth and decreased quality of life in industrialized nations worldwide. Inadequate management of chronic diseases is a leading cause of hospitalizations and, thus, avoidable expenditures. In this study, we evaluated the impact of nurse-delivered care calls, the primary(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the relationship between individual well-being and risk of a hospital event in the subsequent year. The authors hypothesized an inverse relationship in which low well-being predicts higher likelihood of hospital use. The study specifically sought to understand how well-being segments and demographic variables interact(More)
Hospital admissions are the source of significant health care expenses, although a large proportion of these admissions can be avoided through proper management of chronic disease. In the present study, we evaluate the impact of a proactive chronic care management program for members of a German insurance society who suffer from chronic disease.(More)
This paper illustrates the use of advanced analytics to increase efficiency in the healthcare sector through cost reduction. The application of multivariate techniques on health population data depicted better accuracy in identifying patients at risk of developing a chronic illness (diabetes) than more conventional techniques. The model results enable(More)