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MD Health Systems Collaborate for Population Health Management

February 27, 2015 - In Maryland, five major health systems have formed the Advanced Health Collaborative (AHC), an organization that will aim to improve the quality of care, reduce costs and improve population health management. The AHC members are Adventist HealthCare, LifeBridge Health, Mercy Health Services, Peninsula Regional Health System and Trivergent Health Alliance which includes Frederick Regional Health...


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PCORI Grants $64 Million to Population Health Research Projects

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $64.1 million in funding to support five population health research projects hoping to improve patient-centered care across the healthcare industry. The awards are the first...

Medication Non-Adherence Brings Millions in Avoidable Costs

Healthcare providers aren’t the only ones impacted by the intractable problem of medication non-adherence for patients suffering from common chronic diseases, says a new white paper by Healthentic: the costs of preventable hospitalizations...

Foundation Funds $5.7M Population Health Management Playbook

The de Beaumont Foundation has committed $5.76 million to continue the development of population health management by working with industry leaders to expand the reach and mission of The Practical Playbook initiative. The Playbook provides healthcare...

CMS Quality Strategy Aims for Population Health Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is committed to population health management for its beneficiaries as well as the public at large, CMS authors state in a perspective piece published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine. ...

Accountable Care Organizations Collaborate for Value-Based Care

Four organizations have formed new ACOs, entered into new ACOs, or entered into new ACO agreements in the past week. The purpose of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is for physicians, hospitals and other medical facilities to collaborate,...

State Innovation Plans Focus on Population Health Management

States awarded in round two for State Innovation Testing Models. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 11 states have been awarded Model Test awards in round two of the State Innovation Testing Models. The states...

Providers, Politicians Focus on Population Health Management

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 efforts to educate citizens about healthy choices down...

How Do Public Health Orgs Inform Population Health Management?

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 only organizations heavily invested in population health...

Cigarette Smoking Rates Closer to Healthy People 2020 Goals

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 have dropped significantly enough to come within sight of the Healthy People 2020 goals to...

Safety net patients twice as likely to need diabetic amputations

Low-income patients living in poorer areas of California are nearly twice as likely to experience amputations of the lower limbs due to diabetes, finds a new study in Health Affairs, with black and Spanish-speaking patients requiring foot or...

Study: Socioeconomics, communities play role in cardiac health

Patients of lower socioeconomic status (SES) were about 7% more likely to experience a hospital readmission for cardiac issues than similar patients with higher SES, finds a study in the American Heart Association’s Circulation journal.  While...

Struggling hospitals hold off on population health, analytics

Eighty-four percent of financially insecure hospitals are putting off investments in population health management and clinical analytics infrastructure, says a new survey by Black Book Rankings, focusing instead on improving revenue cycle management...

ACP, Pfizer team up to increase community vaccination rates

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is teaming up with connectivity vendor CECity and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to try to increase the rate of vaccinations in the United States, which falls below 70% for adults and may be falling further...

Chronic disease patients: EHR access outweighs privacy risks

Patients suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma believe that the benefits of having access to their EHR data outweigh their concerns about patient privacy, according to a patient engagement survey by Accenture.  More than half...

FDA: Aspirin does not prevent first heart attacks, strokes

The FDA has released a statement counseling patients and providers to reconsider the use of aspirin as an aid for general cardiovascular health.  The over-the-counter drug is not effective for preventing initial cardiovascular events, such as...

All-cause mortality rates in MA drop 3% after healthcare reform

Population health management begins with ensuring that the maximum number of patients have access to the best possible care, a difficult and politically contentious process that has turned the healthcare industry upside down since the Affordable...

CDC: Improved care could prevent 258,000 annual deaths

More than a quarter of a million people die from preventable conditions each year, says a new population health report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), representing a significant opportunity for providers to fine tune their chronic...

ONC: Public health reporting relies on EHR infrastructure

As the healthcare industry moves through the next stages of Meaningful Use, shifting the emphasis onto leveraging the patient data collected in such enormous quantities by EHRs, providers have new challenges to face when it comes to managing...

Workplace focus on chronic disease may improve management

Bringing chronic disease management into the workplace may be an important tool for ensuring that patients with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, or obesity maintain good lifestyle choices and optimal health.  With a $3.15 million grant from the...

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