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    While EHR adoption has hit the big leagues, data interoperability, clinical analytics, and population health management are still significantly lagging behind. Hospital executives and clinical more »

    The new electronic monitoring database aims to help reduce substance abuse and provide better coordination of care. Pennsylvania will establish a statewide prescription drug database more »

    In order to harness big data effectively for population health research, studies must better document their search results in tools like Google Trends. Google is more »

    Building a population health management program requires a strong vision and a data-driven strategy for providing high quality, coordinated care. Population health management encompasses a more »

    Academic institutions will use NIH funding to mentor a new generation of biomedical researchers. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a series of more »

    Overly complex clinical quality improvement reporting requirements are frustrating providers while sapping time and resources, MGMA says. Eighty-four percent of healthcare providers don’t believe that more »

    Hospital-based interventions may not have a significant impact on 30-day or 90-day readmissions for chronic diseases, one study says. Hospitals may not be able to more »

    Big data analytics is a top priority for nearly 90% of healthcare organizations seeking to improve clinical quality and gain market share. Eighty-nine percent of more »

    How can providers turn population health data into meaningful chronic disease management? Hearing the words “population health management” probably brings chronic disease care to mind more »

    A series of discussions about the role of big data in healthcare, led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will take place across the nation. more »

    Electronic hand hygiene compliance can provide better data analytics to tackle a constant threat to patient safety. Reported hand hygiene rates are notoriously much higher than the actual more »

    Population health management, EHR optimization, and data integration are still causing trouble for providers, a new survey reveals. EHR interoperability, population health management, and data more »

    A new online portal will allow patients to participate in the emerging field of genomic research by contributing their own data. Patients who have undergone more »

    CVS Health will charge an additional $15 for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell tobacco products. CVS Health will be employing a novel population health more »

    The Patient Experience Council offers six suggestions for creating a patient-centered care environment for engaged, empowered patients. Patient-centered care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) more »

    IBM Watson has had its digital fingers in any number of healthcare pies during the past two years or so, and is now hiring out more »

    Computer assisted coding (CAC) applications are becoming increasingly popular in hospitals as healthcare organizations gear up for ICD-10, according to the latest HIMSS Analytics Essentials more »

    Effective population health management goes far beyond what a healthcare provider can do for a patient in the office, argues Mark B. McClellan, Director of more »

    Developing a seamless, interoperable health IT infrastructure that meets the data exchange needs of a network of post-acute care facilities is a daunting task for more »

    ICD-10 might be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to clinical documentation improvement (CDI), but fine-tuning the structure, detail, and content more »

    In this fifth post of this series, we discuss the challenge posed by the complex and rapidly growing quality measurement ecosystem, and the steps we more »

    Using EHR prompts to help physicians pay closer attention to blood transfusion habits produced better patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates at Stanford Health Care, more »

    Accountable care organizations (ACO) in rural areas will be among the first in line to share up to $114 million from the new ACO Investment more »

    Are retail clinics really a viable solution to overcrowded emergency departments packed primary care calendars?  A new study from the American Journal of Managed Care more »

    Massachusetts General Hospital (MHG) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be working together to provide up to $3 million in grant money intended more »

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