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    • ONC: Just 28% of patients have online access to health data

      Patients are finding it tough to engage with providers through portals or other online access to their medical records, says a new issue brief by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), despite the recent focus on expanding data access to reduce ...

    • Population health management lowers employer healthcare costs

      As healthcare evolves in the electronic age, the methods for improving its delivery across populations are also evolving. The growth of Population Health Management (PHM), Electronic Health Records (EHR) and mobile applications have combined to enable ...

    • Clinical quality, patient engagement kick off Health IT Week

      National Health IT Week is upon us once again as the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) invites industry stakeholders to discuss the most pressing healthcare technology and delivery questions facing patients and providers.  With five themed days...

    • Population health management boosts Medicaid patient engagement

      A data-driven population health management program targeted to Medicaid patients in Oregon has successfully improved patient engagement, enhanced patient-provider communications, and raised HEDIS scores for chronic disease sufferers, according to a cas...

    • Survey: Big data analytics is just as important as the internet

      The vast majority of big data users are pleased with the results of their forays into data analytics, Accenture says in a new report, and 61% of businesses now believe that bigger and better data is extremely important to their organizations.  Users w...

    • Is analytics more important than ICD-10, population health?

      Hospital executives may be so intent on building a serviceable data analytics infrastructure that they are putting ICD-10, value-based reimbursement contracts, and population health management programs on the back burner.  A new survey of CHIME execut...

    • CDC: 78% of hospitals may be overusing antibiotic treatments

      The majority of hospitals may be putting patient safety at risk by overusing antibiotics, warns the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in a new study after finding evidence that 78% of hospitals could be ordering redundant therapies that contribute to a...

    • Kansas Medicaid program sees $72.6M loss so far in 2014

      Managed care for Medicaid patients in Kansas is running into some significant financial hurdles as the insurers administering the coverage rack up a $72.6 million loss in the first half of 2014, adding to a $110 million deficit from the previous year....

    • Multidisciplinary statisticians will further healthcare big data

      A multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on statistics and scientific thinking will be critical for harnessing and leveraging big data in healthcare, says a new white paper from the American Statistical Association.  Approaching complicated and n...

    • Texting may be the key to urban population health management

      The humble text message may be the most important way to make a difference to urban populations, suggests a small study by the University of Michigan, by giving patients a simple, unobtrusive way to connect to their providers, receive health education,...

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