Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

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How Does the ONC Define HIE, Value-Based Care, Population Health?

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The new ONC Health IT Playbook contains a wealth of resources and information for healthcare organizations in various stages of reform.  From the very beginning stages of negotiating an EHR purchase to the complex integration of multiple...

Will Risk-Based Population Health Management Take Off in 2017?

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Population health management is a top priority for the majority of healthcare organizations, especially those who acknowledge that risk-based, value-driven reimbursements may soon be the dominant form of payment across the industry.  According...

$1.7M Population Health Management Grant Aids Collaboration

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A $1.7 million grant from The Kresge Foundation will foster collaboration and population health management strategies aimed at improving outcomes in low-income communities. The "Healthy Outcomes" initiative, a product of the Nonprofit...

Chief Nurse Informaticists Tackle EHRs, Big Data Analytics

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Nurse informaticists often work behind the scenes of the healthcare big data analytics landscape, fine-tuning electronic health records, overseeing data reporting tools, and training nurses and other staff members to use data to its fullest potential....

ECRI: “Most If Not All” Patient Identification Errors Preventable

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The majority of patient identification errors, including wrong-patient errors, may be preventable with a few key changes to provider processes, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute’s Patient Safety Organization. An increase...

ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

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The healthcare industry seems to be largely driven by buzzwords: quick and snappy phrases that reduce complex, difficult, expensive and often confusing initiatives into keywords that may not mean much to the uninitiated.  From big data and...

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

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A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Better Medication Adherence May Bring $37 for Each Dollar Spent

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The healthcare industry may see savings of up to $37 for every additional dollar spent on improved medication adherence, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS)...

Peterson Center Initiative Transforms Delivery of Primary Care

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A new initiative being rolled out in clinics in three states is looking to transform primary care services by implementing a high-performance, lower-cost model that prioritizes patient engagement and population health management. The initiative...

National Health IT Week Brings Celebration, Educational Events

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Every year, National Health IT Week brings a chance for the healthcare industry to reflect on past successes, celebrate achievements, and prepare for the many new challenges that lie ahead.  The event is kicking off today across the nation,...

FHIR, Big Data to Support FDA Medical Device Development Network

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Emerging standards that support the seamless flow of big data across multiple entities, such as FHIR, will form the foundation of the FDA’s planned National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST), states a new report from the project’s...

New Collaboration to Support Diabetes Prevention, Management

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Leaders of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) have banded together to form a new organization focused on supporting diabetes prevention and management within the primary care ecosystem. DPP leaders on Wednesday announced the launch...

Big Data Shows Gender-Based Medical Error, Patient Safety Patterns

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Big data analytics tools are helping researchers at the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) unearth patient safety patterns hidden within 2.5 million reports on medical errors and near-miss events. The PSA found that male and female patients...

Opioid Awareness Week Focuses on Population Health Management

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Opioid abuse is one of the most pressing population health issues in the US, especially among low income patients who are already at a higher risk for chronic diseases and often lack access to care. In an effort to stress the urgency of addressing...

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, IoT May Change Healthcare in 2017

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Artificial intelligence programs, the Internet of Things, and next-level big data analytics tools are likely to start producing a significant impact on healthcare delivery as early as 2017, say participants in a new Silicon Valley Bank survey. ...

Congress: Health IT, Big Data Tools Crucial for Quality Care

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The House Ways and Means Subcommittee is challenging health IT and big data analytics vendors to bring the “outdated” healthcare system into the modern age while focusing on translating technical innovations into quality care improvements...

Payers, Providers Make Dental Care a Population Health Issue

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Behavioral healthcare providers, public health departments, and long-term care facilities have started to attract a lot of attention when it comes to developing integrated population health management programs, but dentists and other oral healthcare...

Precision Medicine Aids 20% Drop in Pediatric Cancer Deaths

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The pediatric cancer death rate declined by 20 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), indicating that precision medicine techniques and an emphasis on personalized care may...

SC Online Population Health Dashboard Reveals Community Disparities

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South Carolina has joined a select group of cities and states making population health management data available online through an interactive dashboard in an effort to combat public health concerns like diabetes, obesity, and insufficient access...

CMS Public Health Data Repository Will Aid Quality Reporting

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CMS is currently developing a centralized data repository for public health data and clinical data reporting, the agency announced, in an effort to streamline and synchronize the use of big data for population health management and quality improvements....

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