Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Chronic Disease Management Costs 17 Times More than Average

April 22, 2015 - The most expensive patients with the highest service utilization rates, including those who need chronic disease management services for multiple conditions, cost approximately 17 times more than patients who are not considered “high users” of the healthcare system, says a study published this week in the American Journal of Managed Care.  The top three percent of patients...


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Do EHRs Improve Population Health Management, Data Analytics?

Electronic health records remain a barrier instead of a helpful tool for increasing population health management capabilities, clinical analytics, health information exchange, and patient care coordination, say physicians and other stakeholders...

Why Healthcare Big Data Analytics Needs the Internet of Things

There are many ways to define the concept of healthcare big data analytics.  At its core, “big data analytics” is simply the joining of two or more previously disparate sources of information, structured in such a way that insights...

Should CMS Nix Stage 2 Meaningful Use Patient Engagement?

Are the patient engagement requirements in Stage 2 meaningful use just too hard for providers to achieve?  CMS seems to think so.  Healthcare organizations are finding the five percent patient engagement threshold to be a stumbling...

Humana: Change the Conversation on Chronic Disease Management

It’s time to change the way the healthcare industry looks at chronic disease management, population health management, and helping patients achieve their best state of health, declared Bruce Broussard, President and CEO of Humana in a keynote...

Partners, Samsung Team Up for Chronic Disease Management

Partners HealthCare and Samsung Electronics announced a new partnership at HIMSS15 today centered on the use of remote monitoring technologies and mHealth to improve chronic disease management. Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health...

HIMSS15 Leaders Stress Population Health Management, Engagement

The 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, unveiled this week at the HIMSS15 exposition in Chicago, highlights the importance of health IT-driven population health management, patient engagement, and strategic planning to improve care quality and...

Data Analytics Aid Safety Net Population Health Management

EHR data analytics, real-time clinical dashboards, and a comprehensive population health management program are helping Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), a safety net medical system in San Bernardino County, California, improve patient...

How the Patient-Centered Medical Home, MU Offer Mutual Support

“Competing initiatives” is the phrase most often used to describe why many healthcare providers seem stuck in the health IT dark ages, unable to overcome financial and organizational obstacles, but not all care delivery reforms have to butt...

Poor Communication Hinders Population Health Management

Effective population health management relies on the seamless, coordinated work of a multi-faceted care team, yet the majority of clinicians feel unable to communicate with their peers in a timely, meaningful way, according to a new survey from...

Are Stage 3 MU Patient Engagement Expectations Unrealistic?

Patient engagement is seen as one of the most important pieces of the Triple Aim: the lynchpin for reducing costs, ensuring high care quality, and making population health management an effective proposition. The proposed rule for Stage 3 meaningful...

$10 Medication Adherence Intervention May Reap 98% Return

A medication adherence intervention targeted towards Medicaid children with asthma that costs just ten dollars per month could substantially increase use of daily corticosteroid therapy while saving millions for managed care plans and state Medicaid...

What Medication Adherence Factors Can Health Plans Control?

Healthcare payers and prescription plan administrators may have more power than they think when it comes to improving medication adherence among diabetic seniors, according to research from Kaiser Permanente, and exercising that power may be...

Expect Population Health, Big Data Analytics at HIMSS15

The annual HIMSS conference and exhibition is to healthcare professionals what a good data warehouse is for big data analytics: a centralized place to make new connections, discover new ideas, learn from colleagues, and leave with a suitcase...

Higher Hospital Readmissions, Worse Outcomes for Dual Eligibles

Patients who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid experience more hospital readmissions, less positive outcomes, and significantly lower Medicare Advantage Star Ratings, according to a new study from Inovalon.  The large-scale study,...

2800 Stakeholders Join Accountable Care Best Practices Network

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a coalition of nearly 3000 healthcare stakeholders investing in the development and deployment of accountable care best practices, kicked off its inaugural meeting this week with pledges from...

Patient Engagement Engine Intends to Boost Population Health

Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health system, has received $468,000 in grant money from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund the development of a patient engagement engine intended to leverage big data analytics and machine...

What Does the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule Mean for Analytics?

CMS released its long-awaited proposal for the Stage 3 meaningful use criteria Friday evening, and it appears that federal regulators have taken to heart many of the industry’s most vocal requests.  The Stage 3 proposed rule includes a number...

How Does an ACO Differ from the Patient-Centered Medical Home?

There are few things that healthcare regulators like more than a good acronym. With alphabet soup like PCMH, ACO, MSSP, VBR, and FFS, it can sometimes be difficult to tell what the real differences are between the various quality and value-based...

Hospital Readmissions Fall When Big Data Meets Patient Care

When it comes to big data, it’s tempting to think that all the answers to healthcare’s most expensive and significant problems, like reducing preventable hospital readmissions, are simply hidden somewhere within the zeroes and ones.  While...

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