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How an REC Enables Population Health with Big Data Analytics

July 6, 2015 - Texas may be famous for its unquenchably independent spirit, but thousands of healthcare providers in the northern part of the state are starting to recognize that when it comes to population health management and big data analytics, the path towards improving care quality and reducing costs requires a collaborative approach.  At the North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC), which...


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June ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Produces 90% Acceptance Rate

The latest results from Medicare’s ICD-10 end-to-end testing seem to indicate an upward trend in the claims acceptance rate as the clock ticks down to October 1, 2015.  During June’s end-to-end testing week, 90 percent of test...

Texas Governor Signs EHR Interoperability, HIE Legislation

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed legislation that will ensure the state’s future health IT efforts will focus on EHR interoperability and health information exchange (HIE).  HB 2641, also known as “Ken’s Bill”...

Population Health Management Starts with Flagging High Costs

In order to begin an effective population health management initiative, providers must first identify and stratify patients by the costs they incur, says a new white paper by the Health Care Transformation Task Force.  By proactively flagging...

ICD-10 Implementation Fight Drags On with Three Months Left

ICD-10 implementation opponents are nowhere near ready to give up the fight as the calendar moves relentlessly towards October 1, 2015.  Despite the fact that the ICD-10 compliance date is less than 100 days away, healthcare stakeholders...

Care Coordination Plan Cuts DASH Hospital Readmissions by 9%

The implementation of a care coordination strategy for patients at risk of negative outcomes related to certain mental or behavioral health conditions helped to reduce the preventable 30-day hospital readmission rate at Brigham and Women’s...

EHR Big Data, Lab Specimens Enable Precision Medicine Research

When it comes to medical research and the rapidly expanding reach of precision medicine, physical specimens play a critical role in developing the big data later used for large-scale analytics that generate insights and produce results. ...

Care Coordination, Quality Projects Win HHS Innovation Awards

Several collaborative projects focused on improving care coordination and care quality are among the recipients of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this month.  The eighth annual award ceremony, held on June...

Mental Healthcare Big Data Warehouse Illuminates Care Trends

For many healthcare providers interested in diving into the complicated world of big data analytics, a centralized repository or data warehouse is often the first step towards making sense of the petabytes of available information culled from...

House Votes to Repeal 2.3% ACA Medical Device Tax

The Affordable Care Act may have survived one of its biggest challenges last week with a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court on King v. Burwell, but one of its less popular provisions might fall to the legislative process instead.  A...

EHR Predictive Analytics Flag 32% of Nursing Home Patient Falls

Incorporating EHR data into predictive analytics algorithms increases the accuracy of identifying patients at high risk of harmful falls, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association...

Mount Sinai to Build $5M Precision Medicine, Genomics Center

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $5 million charitable donation to establish a center for precision medicine and wellness, which will focus on developing novel strategies for population health management through remote...

Expectations Clash over Informal, Online Patient Engagement

Tech-savvy, smartphone-toting patients may be strapping on wearables and tapping on mHealth apps all day long, but many providers still aren’t sure if they want the added burden, annoyance, or responsibility of communicating with their...

Ore. Accountable Care Organizations Continue to Boost Quality

Oregon’s network of sixteen coordinated care organizations (CCOs), similar to accountable care organizations springing up across the nation, are continuing their steady march towards improved quality and cost savings, the Oregon Health...

Healtheway Rebrands to Promote Health Data Interoperability

Healtheway, one of the nation’s most successful health data interoperability collaborations to date, announced a new strategy and direction this morning, punctuated by a name change.  The non-profit organization that supports the national...

73% of Orgs See ROI from PGHD, Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Before it can be used for analytics, healthcare’s big data has to come from somewhere.  Wearable devices, mHealth apps, and remote sensors are increasingly becoming the source of patient-generated health data (PGHD) that can aid in...

ACC: Care Coordination Vital for Chronic Disease Management

Policymakers and healthcare providers must focus on improving strategies for comprehensive care coordination if they are to make headway against the rising tide of chronic disease, says the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in a letter to...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Is a “Pragmatic” Shift in Care

Becoming a patient-centered medical home takes a great deal of hard work and a steady commitment to continual practice improvement.  To achieve the coveted Level III NCQA recognition, providers must operate at peak performance, leveraging...

Penn. Doles Out $674K Grants for Health Information Exchange

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is encouraging the addition of new members to its health information exchange “network of networks” by providing more than $674 thousand in grant money to onboard two major clients: HealthShare...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Lag in HIT Care Coordination

One of the fundamental building blocks of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is the importance of keeping a close eye on care coordination as patients move between the primary care setting and the hospital, emergency department, or specialist’s...