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Data Analytics May Improve Hospital-Acquired Conditions Rate

According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection directly causes approximately 15,000 deaths out of more »...

92% of Providers to Use CMS Chronic Disease Management Program

More than ninety percent of healthcare providers are planning to use the new chronic disease management reimbursement structure offered by CMS in 2015, finds a more »...

MD Health Systems Collaborate for Population Health Management

In Maryland, five major health systems have formed the Advanced Health Collaborative (AHC), an organization that will aim to improve the quality of care, reduce more »...

PCMH Care Coordination Program Cuts Hospital Readmissions

Providing cooperative, community-based post-discharge care coordination for elderly patients can help to reduce preventable hospital readmissions, finds a study published this month in the American more »...

Understanding the Basics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is one of healthcare’s most popular designations, serving as a way for primary care organizations to codify and implement population more »...

PCORI Grants $64 Million to Population Health Research Projects

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $64.1 million in funding to support five population health research projects hoping to improve patient-centered care across more »...

Is ICD-10 End-to-End Testing as “Successful” as It Seems?

CMS was able to conduct a “successful” initial week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing, says outgoing Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in an email update that shares details more »...

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