Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Understanding the Growth, Value of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

July 30, 2015 - “Healthcare big data analytics,” just like “population health management,” is a term that means a hundred different things to a hundred different people.  Big data is such a pervasive buzzword – and such an important one – that everyone from geneticists to informaticists to patient experience experts are using the phrase to describe any and all of the...


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Did Early Interoperability Focus Help Cerner Beat Epic at DOD?

The Department of Defense has made what many industry hawks might consider a surprising move.  Today, DOD officials announced that the Pentagon has awarded its $9 billion EHR modernization contract to Leidos Health Solutions Group,...

CMS Turns to Value-Based Reimbursement, Data Analytics at 50

Medicare has experienced its fair share of ups and downs during the first fifty years of its life, but former CMS Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD, believes the massive public insurance program is just getting started.  In an interview...

Does Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation Take Too Long?

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is often lauded as one of the most effective frameworks for practice transformation.  Integrating health IT and data analytics with population health management and care coordination strategies, the...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Growing Among Medicaid Practices

The patient-centered medical home, a hands-on practice of primary care which emphasizes doctor-patient relationships and patient engagement, is of growing popularity among healthcare organizations. A form of accountable care, the patient-centered...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Helps Minn. Find $2B in Savings

Population health management and big data analytics are often touted as foundational competencies for cost cutting, and that statement is being proven true in a big way at the Minnesota Department of Public Health.  By analyzing emergency...

Can Telehealth Improve Population Health Management, Diagnosis?

Two recent surveys conducted by HealthMine give interesting insights into patient engagement and population health management. The studies show the importance of wellness programs and telemedicine in properly diagnosing and controlling illness....

Accountable Care, ACA Bring Medicare Stability until 2030

Medicare has plenty to celebrate as it turns fifty, including a new lease on its financial life thanks to accountable care initiatives that have extended its solvency for another few decades.  As spending growth slows with an industry-wide...

PCORI Adds $142.5M to PCORnet for Population Health Management

On July 21, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced in a press release that it will provide $142.5 million toward funding a second phase of development for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network,...

69% of Medication Non-Adherence Due to Poor Patient Behaviors

Express Scripts recently released a white paper about the link between healthcare costs and medication non-adherence, citing the different costs, causes, and preventative measures surrounding the issue. The report explains that non-adherence...

Dell, Baystate Health Partner for Predictive Big Data Analytics

Dell Services and Baystate Health are launching a series of new innovation programs focused on leveraging predictive analytics, big data, and telehealth technologies to improve chronic disease management and population health.  TechSpring,...

EHR Workflow, Big Data Combine for Population Health Management

Enacting an effective and meaningful population health management program, especially when that population has a high proportion of patients with complex needs, has been one of the most challenging tasks for physicians and health systems seeking...

ACOs Increasingly Assuming Population Health Management Duties

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have exploded in popularity over the past three or four years as value-based reimbursement takes hold in the healthcare industry, and their work has rapidly built momentum towards bringing population health...

After CMS Tenure, Tavenner Takes Over Payer Relations at AHIP

Months after stepping down as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Marilyn B. Tavenner will become President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a powerful trade group for payers that includes...

CMS to Require Health Information Exchange for Long-Term Care

A new proposed rule released this week in conjunction with the White House Conference on Aging would require long-term care (LTC) facilities and nursing homes to participate in health information exchange, CMS says.  During a patient transfer...

AMA, White House Boost Chronic Disease Management Efforts

As the White House Conference on Aging gets underway, the American Medical Association (AMA) is helping to promote major efforts to improve chronic disease management for the millions of Americans living with costly conditions such as diabetes,...

What’s in the 21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine?

The 21st Century Cures Act, an expansive piece of legislation that provides new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and streamlines regulation for the pharmaceutical industry, passed a House vote with flying colors last week,...

Patient Engagement Key to Being Named a “Most Wired” Hospital

Patient engagement is the name of the game for the majority of top healthcare organizations named to the “Most Wired” Hospital list in 2015.  Using EHRs and patient portals to support chronic disease management and care coordination,...

How an REC Enables Population Health with Big Data Analytics

Texas may be famous for its unquenchably independent spirit, but thousands of healthcare providers in the northern part of the state are starting to recognize that when it comes to population health management and big data analytics, the path...

Population Health Management Starts with Flagging High Costs

In order to begin an effective population health management initiative, providers must first identify and stratify patients by the costs they incur, says a new white paper by the Health Care Transformation Task Force.  By proactively flagging...

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