Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Clinical Analytics

$112M Grant from HHS, AHRQ to Help Hypertension, Stroke Care

May 29, 2015 - The Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have announced $112 million in grant funding to support population health management programs related to the reduction of hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke.  The grants will aid seven regional cooperative organizations as they work with 5000 primary care providers on education and workflows...


Articles

Are There Financial Benefits to Health Information Exchange?

It is difficult to argue with the notion that health information exchange, in general, is a good idea.  The more data a provider has at her fingertips, the more informed, accurate, and timely her diagnoses and treatments can be. ...

Interoperability, Low Costs Make Cloud-Based EHRs a Favorite

Increased opportunities for health data interoperability, better population health management features, smoother workflows, and lower costs are driving providers towards cloud-based electronic health record systems, says Black Book Rankings in...

Northwestern Receives $15M Population Health Management Grant

With a $15 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine will be leading a $15 million population health management research consortium focused on improving...

Five Population Health Use Cases for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, that loose conglomeration of internet-enabled mobile and monitoring devices, has found its place in the healthcare industry almost by accident.  Providers and developers looking for population health management solutions...

Real-Time Data Analytics Help Self-Insured System Cut Costs

Hospitals and health systems looking to reduce unnecessary spending by improving population health management have a difficult enough time getting any of their patients to adhere to chronic disease management programs, adopt healthier behaviors,...

Predictive Analytics Identify High Risk Hepatitis C Patients

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a predictive analytics algorithm that uses basic EHR data to flag patients at high risk of developing complications from the hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study published in...

ONC Restructures Health IT Standards Committee into Task Forces

The Office of the National Coordinator is gearing up for change as the six-year-old Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) moves into a cycle of membership renewal and restructuring, write Jon White, MD, Acting Deputy National Coordinator and...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Opportunities Spark Buying Spree

Healthcare big data analytics is a market of nearly limitless possibilities that is still in its infancy, a fact that has not escaped the notice of technology developers and vendors looking to carve out a foothold for themselves. As the...

Surescripts Ups Patient Safety, Savings with Interoperability

Patient safety is up and the costs of poor care coordination are down as providers increase their use of e-prescribing, health information exchange, and medication reconciliation tools, says a new progress report by Surescripts.  Hospitals...

Smart Pillbox Produces 80% Diabetic Medication Adherence Rate

Diabetic patients taking part in a telehealth program for chronic disease management experienced better blood glucose control and an 80 percent medication adherence rate when using a smart pillbox that alerted providers to their behavior patterns,...

Managing Population Health with the All-Payer Claims Database

While population health management often seems like the job of primary care providers concerned with a relatively small and local set of patients in need of reminder calls and flu shots, individual providers aren’t the only ones digging...

ONC Health IT Interoperability Plan Gathers Fractious Comments

As the healthcare industry moves into the meatier stages of the EHR Incentive Programs, the Office of the National Coordinator has shifted its focus from health IT adoption to health IT interoperability.  After laying out its vision for...

Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Face Lack of Awareness

Only one out of every five patients is fully aware of the number and type of therapeutic services available to them after a new diagnosis, according to a new survey by Accenture, which adds to widespread feelings of frustration and helplessness...

Poor Care Coordination Raises Chronic Disease Costs by $4500

Insufficient patient care coordination can increase the average costs of chronic disease management by more than $4500 over three years, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, while failing to provide patients with...

Is the ICD-10 Transition Grace Period Legislation a Necessity?

As the October 1, 2015 deadline draws nearer, the annual flurry of legislative activity around the ICD-10 transition has been picking up as lawmakers volunteer alternatives to the way the implementation process is currently slated to take place. ...

ONC Awards $300K to Chronic Disease Management Projects

Six chronic disease management, patient engagement, and care coordination start-ups will share $300,000 in funding to test pilot their wares with actual healthcare organizations, the ONC announced as part of its first Market R&D Pilot...

How Clinical Analytics, EHRs Produce 90% Hypertension Control

The population health management programs within the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system are famous for achieving significant results, and the Hypertension Program Improvement Process, which has helped close to 90 percent of patients in the network...

Precision Medicine Flourishes with Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Precision medicine, a term introduced to the general public mere months ago during President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, is no new concept for the healthcare industry.  The ability to tailor treatments to the individual...

Predictive Analytics Reduces Readmissions for Heart Failure

A predictive analytics algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas can help to lower the rate of preventable 30-day readmissions for congestive heart failure, according to a study published this month in Information...