Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Smartphone Owners Five Times More Likely to Use Patient Portals

September 4, 2015 - Smartphone users are significantly more likely to be patient portal users than consumers that do not own internet-connected mobile devices, says a new report by Parks Associates.  Twenty-seven percent of smartphone owners regularly engage with patient portals compared to just five percent of non-owners. "Monthly usage of patient portals is increasing among US broadband households,...


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84% of EHR Replacements Focus on Big Data, Population Health

The vast majority of providers considering or undergoing an EHR replacement are giving preference to vendors who provide big data analytics and population health management tools, according to the latest Black Book Rankings EHR user satisfaction...

Big Data Sorting Methods Can Change Picture of Population Health

The healthcare system may be learning to treat data as a source of ultimate truth, but when it comes to population health management statistics, truth may still be in the eye of the beholder.  Patient outcome data can look very different...

Google Takes Aim at Diabetes with Big Data, Internet of Things

Freshly revitalized after Google’s much-discussed reorganization under the Alphabet umbrella, the tech giant’s life science team is once again planning to tackle diabetes with the help of big data analytics and innovative Internet...

EHR Clinical Decision Support Weighs Benefit, Harm of Screenings

Electronic health records may not be the documentation tool of choice for many unhappy clinicians, but the developers of clinical decision support technologies hope to change their opinions by creating proactive, data-driven features that validate...

How Retail Health Clinics Impact Population Health Management

Retail health clinics have seen a surge over the past decade, bringing major changes to the healthcare industry, particularly in the realm of providing low-cost, quality care to patients at a very local level. Recently, retail health clinics...

Sullivan Institute Opens Care Coordination, Health IT Use Survey

The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation is requesting stakeholder feedback on potential care coordination shortfalls with a new online survey.  The survey hopes to gather information on potential gaps in population health...

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Bring $411M in Savings

Despite a rocky start and more than a few drop-outs along the way, Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations in the Pioneer and Shared Savings Programs continue to produce hundreds of millions in savings for CMS and participating providers....

EHR Big Data Analytics Aid Cancer Screenings, Follow-Ups

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are using electronic “triggers” in vast quantities of EHR data to flag and follow up with patients who have experienced abnormal findings during an initial screening or evaluation for certain...

Is There Conflict between Precision Medicine, Population Health?

If there’s one thing that all healthcare stakeholders can agree upon, it’s that there’s never enough time, money, or manpower to do everything that needs to be done.  Whether electronic health records, novel care delivery...

Market Growth Ahead for Healthcare Big Data, Internet of Things

As healthcare big data analytics competencies become more and more important for the provider community, opportunities for sales and installations are growing accordingly.  Despite financial constraints and the looming threat of disruptive...

Big Data Predictive Analytics Score Flags 30-Day Readmissions

Big data analytics researchers at the University of Washington Tacoma are introducing a new way to predict the return of congestive heart failure patients to the hospital within the critical 30-day readmissions window.  Dubbed the “Risk-o-Meter,”...

Providers Seek EHR Population Health, Patient Engagement Tools

Close to twenty percent of providers practicing at large ambulatory clinics are willing to rip out and replace their electronic health records in order to get access to better population health management, patient engagement, and EHR interoperability...

Maine HIE Expands Real-Time Healthcare Big Data Analytics

Maine’s state health information exchange, HealthInfoNet, has always been a pioneer in the healthcare big data analytics space.  As one of the first HIEs to achieve financial sustainability by offering a wide range of data-based services...

Only 29% of Sinusitis Visits Adhere to Evidence-Based Care

Urgent care, primary care, and emergency department clinicians rarely adhere to evidence-based care guidelines for the treatment of common sinusitis, finds a new study published last month in the American Journal of Managed Care.  Just 29...

TUSM Announces New Institute to Improve Population Health

The Temple University Health System is expanding its involvement with population health and health data analytics as it establishes its new Institute for Transformative Medicine, which will be directed by Ralph Horwitz, MD, MACD, according to...

NYU Receives $2.55M Population Health Management Grant

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of geriatric nursing and executive director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, a $2.55 million grant to improve population...

Balancing Access and Insight for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

When it comes to healthcare big data analytics, “more” isn’t necessarily “better.”  Extracting actionable insights from data is a struggle for everyone, no matter how complex, seamless, and sophisticated a health...

Population Health Management New Focus for Retail Clinics

Population health management has increasingly become a hot topic in the healthcare industry, as adequate management can not only cut healthcare costs, but help increase the well-being of patients. By making improvements in both medication adherence...

29 Kaiser Permanente Clinics Receive Level 3 PCMH Recognition

All twenty-nine members of the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Medical Group have received the highest level of NCQA patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, the health system announced this week, adding to its large collection of accolades...

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