Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Quality Of Care

How Clinical Analytics, EHRs Produce 90% Hypertension Control

May 15, 2015 - 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 gain control over their blood pressure, is no exception.  Using clinical analytics and leveraging the EHR as a primary tool for tracking at...


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Is Maintaining the Patient-Centered Medical Home Worth It?

Healthcare providers faced with a quicksand landscape of labor-intensive mandates, changing reimbursements, shrinking revenues, and dammed up data streams have successfully turned to practice improvement frameworks like the patient-centered medical...

Patient Experience Ratings Depend on Big Data Analytics, HIE

Few things make as much of an instant, lasting impression in the mind of a consumer than a five-star rating.  This simple, immediately recognizable system, used to rank everything from electronics to media to tourist attractions, has been...

PCMH Wins HIMSS Davies Award for Population Health Management

Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) Grove Medical Associates has been selected as the 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence. The prized award selects organizations that have best exemplified EHR-enabled improvements and achieved key...

EHR Alerts Increase HPV Vaccine Rates Ten Times Over

EHR alerts that help providers remember to start or complete the HPV vaccine for pediatric patients have significantly increased the rate of protection against cervical cancer.  Patients between the ages of 9 and 18 were three times more...

Nurses Split on EHRs as Benefit for Care Coordination, Safety

EHRs are an important and effective tool to improve care coordination and reduce adverse patient safety events, say more than 70 percent of nurses in a new HIMSS Analytics nursing survey, yet the remaining 30 percent of participants wonder if...

32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations Save $384 Million

During their first two years of operation, accountable care organizations participating in the CMS Pioneer ACO Model saved Medicare more than $384 million, says an independent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

Substance Abuse Help Cuts Population Health Management Costs

Integrating substance abuse care into a population health management program can help raise patient retention numbers, reduce emergency department visits, and cut healthcare costs by an average of 46 percent, says a study from Humana and Catasys...

43% of Orgs Use Clinical Decision Support for Patient Safety

Clinical decision support is an important tool for improving patient safety, said nearly half of healthcare providers responding to a HIMSS15 survey conducted by LogicNets.  Forty-three percent believe clinical decision support technology...

CMS Outlines Future for Clinical Quality Reporting Programs

Clinical quality reporting programs for physicians are getting a makeover as part of CMS’ ongoing efforts to better measure improvements in care quality, population health management, and patient safety, said Principal Deputy Administrator...

IOM Develops 15 Measures for Population Health Management

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a new report outlining fifteen “vital signs” for assessing population health management and tracking the healthcare system’s progress towards better patient outcomes.  The core...

Is There a True Definition of Population Health Management?

“Population health management” is one of the healthcare industry’s most darling terms, used by everyone from CMS to payers to EHR vendors hoping to capture the spirit of care delivery transformation in rapidly changing, aging,...

Physician Quality Reporting System Penalties Snag 470K EPs

Nearly half a million eligible professionals will be losing 1.5 percent of their Medicare reimbursements thanks to non-participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program in 2013, CMS says.  Despite increasing participation...

EHR Adoption, Health IT Use Improve Patient Safety, ONC Says

Widespread EHR adoption and the short-term impacts of meaningful use are measurably improving patient safety, the Office of the National Coordinator says in a new issue brief.  Despite ongoing concerns about transcription errors and poor...

Chronic Disease Management Costs 17 Times More than Average

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”...

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...

Is the New CMS Hospital Quality Rating System Fair, Accurate?

CMS has given the nation’s hospitals lower-than-expected marks on their new report cards thanks to an overhaul of the way hospital quality scores are being calculated.  With the patient experience placed front and center in the new...

Obama Signs Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal, Ending an Era

Yesterday, President Obama put his pen to one of the most significant pieces of healthcare legislation since the Affordable Care Act.  The Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate repeal, passed in landslide votes by the House and the Senate, will simplify...

Senate Passes SGR Repeal, Embraces Value-Based Reimbursement

Value-based reimbursement will largely be the new law of the land after the Senate stepped up to pass the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) repeal.  After keeping the healthcare industry holding its breath for a long two weeks during its...

Nurse Informaticists Have “Direct Positive Impact” on Patient Care

Nurse informaticists are integral to the data analytics and health IT implementation strategies of healthcare organizations, says the 2015 Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey released at HIMSS15 this week, and they produce a measurably positive...

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