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The continuum of care is failing many hepatitis C patients who do not complete recommended care and treatment protocols. Hepatitis C patients often drop off more »

The value of Medicaid might not lie in chronic disease management, but the program can raise other quality of life and health factors. Patients with more »

Healthcare providers and community leaders work to bring population health management to patients across the nation. Population health management projects run the gamut from nation-sized more »

A blood test that is particularly effective for predicting the development of coronary heart disease (CHD) in black women has passed the FDA’s approval process.  more »

Unplanned 30-day readmissions can be significantly reduced through care coordination, telehealth, and remote monitoring. Remote patient monitoring has been instrumental in cutting 30-day readmissions for more »

Electronic monitoring of opioid prescription data can improve medication reconciliation and reduce patient safety risks. Close to 60% of patients who are taking opioids for more »

KLAS Research’s second annual rankings of population health management software vendors show just how quickly the market for such analytics and patient stratification technologies is more »

Public health departments are experts at population health management. What can healthcare providers learn from their efforts? Hospitals, health systems, and physician providers aren’t the more »

HHS has splashed out on more than $36 million to recognize high quality population health management and improvements in clinical quality. The Department of Health more »

Fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes, the CDC says, as the nation moves closer to Health People 2020 goals. The cigarette smoking rates of US adults more »

Predictive risk scores that target expensive patients with chronic diseases can help to make interventions more effective. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed more »

Public health departments are often frustrated in their attempts to improve chronic disease management by a lack of data. Public health departments in large urban more »

A group of seven Wisconsin hospitals and health systems have formed a strategic partnership focused on providing accountable care and improved population health management to more »

Population health management techniques must be based in bigger data than the EHR can provide, say the ONC and JASON in a new report. Translating more »

Will a mandatory state population health management program in Maryland improve health for its employees? Starting January 1, 2015, state employees in Maryland will be more »

Humana Medicare Advantage members in Tennessee who receive services at Summit Medical Group will now be covered under a new accountable care organization (ACO), the more »

A simple survey harnesses predictive analytics to flag the potential for cardiovascular disease in clinically well patients. A new web tool from the Harvard School more »

Healthcare organizations are expanding their ranks in new directions in order to address ICD-10, population health management, and care quality. Just a few years ago, more »

In order to foster better population health management, providers should routinely collect more behavioral health data in their EHRs. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is more »

For effective population health management, providers should be wary of putting distinct ethnic and cultural groups under a single label. Population health management involved viewing larger more »

The use of EHR data registries is critical for providing chronic disease management services for patients with diabetes. Using a dedicated diagnostic code within the more »

An additional 9 million Medicare patients may be eligible for lung cancer screenings under a new CMS proposal to cover the costs of the test. more »

Nurses serving as care coordinators produced a slight increase in follow-up colonoscopy rates after primary screenings, asserts one small study. Patients receiving positive results from more »

Is your healthcare organization prepared to take on the technical and cultural changes involved in accountable care? Both payers and healthcare providers are starting to more »

Weight loss surgery reduces reliance on medications for chronic diseases while cutting overall healthcare costs. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery end up taking fewer medications more »

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