Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data
  • EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

    June 30, 2015 - When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results.  Hospitals and clinics collect enormous amounts of blood, tissue, and other materials on a daily basis to use for diagnostic testing, but the remains...

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Is a “Pragmatic” Shift in Care

    June 23, 2015 - Becoming a patient-centered medical home takes a great deal of hard work and a steady commitment to continual practice improvement.  To achieve the coveted Level III NCQA recognition, providers must operate at peak performance, leveraging health IT to bring coordinated, high-quality population health management to their communities. But the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition...

  • Patient Management, Attribution Program Expands Access to Care

    June 18, 2015 - While hospitals and health systems face numerous obstacles when it comes to caring for patients across a complex, convoluted continuum of care, sometimes the most challenging part of the process is ensuring that patients are able to make initial appointments with the right healthcare provider in the first place.  The process of ensuring long-term patient engagement and retention often...

  • Telehealth, Team-Based Care Coordination Key to 27% Savings

    June 4, 2015 - Healthcare providers have been going the distance to cut the huge costs associated with the growing epidemic of chronic diseases and a quickly aging population, but the answer to improved care coordination and reduced hospitalizations might be much closer to home than previously thought.  For some patients at Banner Health, a 28-hospital chain based in Arizona, sophisticated chronic disease...


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Texas Governor Signs EHR Interoperability, HIE Legislation

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation that will ensure the state’s future health IT efforts will focus on EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE).  HB 2641, also known as “Ken’s Bill”...

Population Health Management Starts with Flagging High Costs

In order to begin an effective population health management initiative, providers must first identify and stratify patients by the costs they incur, says a new white paper by the Health Care Transformation Task Force.  By proactively flagging...

ICD-10 Implementation Fight Drags On with Three Months Left

ICD-10 implementation opponents are nowhere near ready to give up the fight as the calendar moves relentlessly towards October 1, 2015.  Despite the fact that the ICD-10 compliance date is less than 100 days away, healthcare stakeholders...

Care Coordination Plan Cuts DASH Hospital Readmissions by 9%

The implementation of a care coordination strategy for patients at risk of negative outcomes related to certain mental or behavioral health conditions helped to reduce the preventable 30-day hospital readmission rate at Brigham and Women’s...

EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results. ...

Care Coordination, Quality Projects Win HHS Innovation Awards

Several collaborative projects focused on improving care coordination and care quality are among the recipients of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this month.  The eighth annual award ceremony, held on June...

Mental Healthcare Big Data Warehouse Illuminates Care Trends

For many healthcare providers interested in diving into the complicated world of big data analytics, a centralized repository or data warehouse is often the first step towards making sense of the petabytes of available information culled from...

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