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    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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has started a care coordination and population health management pilot program with the Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) focusing more »

    Population health management is supposed to operate on a relatively large scale: it’s the process of providing interventions to groups of patients who meet certain more »

    There are as many population health management strategies as there are healthcare providers in the United States, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.  While more »

    It may come as no surprise that complex chronic disease management is an expensive proposition for the healthcare industry, but new data from AHRQ finds more »

    The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Chicago (ECHO-Chicago), a population health management program centered at the University of Chicago, has received $1.55 million in grant more »

    Colonoscopies are overused for colorectal cancer screenings in patients with lower risk levels, according to a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, more »

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding a health information exchange program with Walgreens, allowing the retail pharmacy chain to provide immunizations to veterans more »

    Half of patients admit to lying, minimizing, or evading when asked about symptoms or lifestyle habits that may influence their outcomes, according to new research more »

    A new clinical trial is aiming at discovering how the packaging of medications and instructions provided by pharmacists affect patient adherence.  The STOMPP (Study the more »

    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) continue to crop up around the country as providers accelerate the shift from pay-for-performance to value-based reimbursements, adding to evidence that more »

    Fitness trackers and smartphone mHealth apps have been enjoying a huge surge in popularity as shiny new technologies attract the consumer eye, but physicians are more »

    Patient engagement isn’t just a key feature of Stage 2 meaningful use: it’s a crucial piece of population health management, chronic disease care, care coordination, more »

    Anthem Blue Cross is upping the ante on managed care in California by partnering with providers to create a care plan big enough to rival more »

    Addressing all three branches of the Triple Aim – reducing cost, improving quality, and raising the level of population health – is a daunting task more »

    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), more »

    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 more »

    Aetna and more than 1200 Weill Cornell physicians will collaborate on a newly announced accountable care agreement, the payer says, intended to boost the coordination more »

    The largest donation in Harvard’s long and storied history will bolster the endowment of one of the University’s smaller schools and will place a focus more »

    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 more »

    Young adults taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to stay on their parents’ health insurance until turning 26 are more than 2% less more »

    As provider organizations of all sizes become more directly and more financially accountable for patient outcomes and clinical quality, they must also increasingly count on more »

    While healthcare providers certainly bear a significant piece of the burden when it comes to ensuring that patients are receiving preventative and chronic disease care, more »