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Value Proposition Hard to Find for Care Coordination Tools

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Healthcare providers may be having a hard time justifying the time and expense required to implement care coordination tools due to the relatively limited value proposition for investment and persistent gaps in knowledge about patient management,...

Care Coordination, Medication Adherence Key to Diabetes Care

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Rising costs, fragmented care, and limited intervention strategies have led to poor medication adherence among patients with diabetes. But a new report from the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) says coordinated care and lower...

What Does “Pick Your Own Pace” MACRA Mean for Data Analytics?

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Breaking news from CMS doesn’t always make the healthcare industry very happy, but Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt unveiled a pleasant surprise for providers late last week by announcing increased flexibility for participating in MACRA....

CMS Seeks Providers for Socioeconomic Population Health Program

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CMS is continuing to promote the importance of addressing the socioeconomic determinates of health in population health management programs by revamping the participation criteria for its Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model. The program...

Cancer Moonshot Unveils 10 Big Data Tasks for Curing Cancer

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Big data analytics, increased patient participation, and more sophisticated attacks on the root causes of cancer must combine with well-funded research opportunities to help the healthcare industry defeat the deadly threat of cancer, says the...

19 States to Receive CDC Funding to Improve Population Health

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced funding for 19 state-based Disability and Health Programs geared towards identifying population health pain points and implementing a set of best practices to improve the...

Desire for Predictive Analytics Outpaces Hospital Investment

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Predictive analytics may be at the top of the big data wish list for the majority of hospital executives, but few organizations currently have the knowhow, the budget, or the infrastructure tools to make it happen.  Even though 80 percent...

EHR Adoption, Population Health a Struggle for Rural Providers

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Rural and small hospitals often face a lack of resources, limited budgets and competition from larger healthcare organizations and accountable care organizations. These organizations also endure pressure to electronically modernize services for...

Groups Urge $34.1B NIH Budget for Precision Medicine, Research

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Continued progress with precision medicine, population health, and other critical research activities depends on securing the proposed $34.1 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health, according to more than 200 patient advocacy groups,...

CMS Reform Model Fosters Care Coordination, Population Health

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A CMS evaluation of the second year of the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative shows that the healthcare reform program may be starting to bear fruit in the realms of care coordination, value-based reimbursement, and overall population health...

Dell, EMC Merger Closes $67B Big Data Analytics Deal

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Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. close on a planned merger today, the companies announced, in what could be a major addition to the healthcare big data analytics market. The merger was announced at the end of October 2015. The new company, Dell Technologies,...

High-Need Patients a Challenge for Population Health Management

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Patients with functional limitations that keep them from living independently are a major challenge for providers focused on population health management, according to a new Commonwealth Fund data brief, especially because these patients incur...

Pancreatic Cancer is Target of New Precision Medicine Grants

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is opening up opportunities to fund precision medicine and early detection initiatives in its 2017 round of research grants. In 2017, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is increasing investment in innovative...

Integrated Care Delivery May Bring Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

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Integrated care delivery in a team-based primary care setting has the potential to provide better patient outcomes, fewer hospital visits and lower costs, according to a 10-year study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare. Published in the Journal...

Baltimore Population Health Plan Focuses on Racial Disparities

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Baltimore’s struggles with racial inequality have been a fixture in national headlines in recent months, and its troubling population health disparities form a significant part of the problem.  In order to address the stark differences...

Big Data Could Hold Key to Improving Vaccinations Rates

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With flu season fast approaching, a new initiative focused on improving adult vaccination rates is turning to big data to discover the most helpful patient engagement strategies for primary care providers to deliver preventative care. The Adult...

Digital Chronic Disease Management Boosts Diabetes Self-Care

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Using digital health tools to promote self-care may be an effective way to improve chronic disease management programs aimed at diabetes, says a new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  A six-week workshop that includes...

Patient-Centered Medical Home May Improve Safety Net Care

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Establishing a patient-centered medical home model in safety net clinics may lead to more primary care visits and less emergency department use among Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed...

29% of Healthcare Providers Currently Use Precision Medicine

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Close to a third of healthcare organizations participating in a HIMSS Analytics poll are currently employing precision medicine techniques in everyday care, indicating that a personalized approach to medicine is already much more than just a...

UT Southwestern Receives $9.6M Precision Medicine Research Grant

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded the University of Texas $9.6 million to the University of Texas Southwestern for six new precision medicine research projects aiming to address the origins and treatments...

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