Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Quality Of Care

NIH Awarded HIMSS Stage 7 for Clinical Data Sharing, EHR Use

August 3, 2015 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center was recently recognized for its excellence in clinical data collection and EHR use. The clinic received a Stage 7 award on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), according to an NIH statement, making it the first federally-funded clinic to do so. NIH received this highest level HIMSS award by completely...


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Lockheed Martin Health IT Alliance to Improve Population Health

Health IT is an ever-growing business, and Lockheed Martin is jumping on the bandwagon by starting a partnership with five other prominent health IT providers, according to a Lockheed Martin press release. The members of the Lockheed Martin Healthcare...

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...

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...

Big Data, Value-Based Reimbursement Must Combine for Quality

The healthcare industry has faced any number of significant challenges during its rapid transition from paper to electronic health records, not least of which is defining the differences between “data” and “information.” ...

Health IT Patient Safety Center to Tackle EHR, Usability Hazards

The breakneck pace of EHR adoption and the industry’s sudden reliance on health IT systems to complete the majority of their daily tasks has its positives and negatives.  While technology has enabled providers to engage in predictive...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Drives Systematic Improvement

Big data is everywhere.  Whether you’re a fan of the term or not, the impact of these messy, massive data sets proliferating at an unprecedented pace is readily apparent in the healthcare industry, where access to timely, accurate...

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,...

Andy Slavitt Nominated to Head CMS, but Faces Challenges

Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt may be moving into Medicare’s top spot permanently if the Senate confirms the White House’s Thursday nomination, major news outlets report.  Slavitt, who stepped in to fill the position vacated...

Care Coordination Plan Cuts DASH Hospital Readmissions by 9%

The implementation of a care coordination strategy for patients at risk of negative outcomes related to certain mental or behavioral health conditions helped to reduce the preventable 30-day hospital readmission rate at Brigham and Women’s...

Care Coordination, Quality Projects Win HHS Innovation Awards

Several collaborative projects focused on improving care coordination and care quality are among the recipients of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this month.  The eighth annual award ceremony, held on June...

EHR Predictive Analytics Flag 32% of Nursing Home Patient Falls

Incorporating EHR data into predictive analytics algorithms increases the accuracy of identifying patients at high risk of harmful falls, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association...

Ore. Accountable Care Organizations Continue to Boost Quality

Oregon’s network of sixteen coordinated care organizations (CCOs), similar to accountable care organizations springing up across the nation, are continuing their steady march towards improved quality and cost savings, the Oregon Health...

ACC: Care Coordination Vital for Chronic Disease Management

Policymakers and healthcare providers must focus on improving strategies for comprehensive care coordination if they are to make headway against the rising tide of chronic disease, says the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in a letter to...

Patient Management, Attribution Program Expands Access to Care

While hospitals and health systems face numerous obstacles when it comes to caring for patients across a complex, convoluted continuum of care, sometimes the most challenging part of the process is ensuring that patients are able to make initial...

Three Outreach Strategies to Raise ACO Patient Engagement

A three-step strategy for beneficiary outreach can help to raise the level of patient engagement in an accountable care organization (ACO) environment, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care.  Effective...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Plays Critical Role in Quality

The healthcare industry has plenty of big data on its hands, but the ability to extract meaningful, actionable insights from this wealth of raw information will be the key to improving quality and patient outcomes across the developing learning...

More Employers Tackling Population Health Management on Site

More and more patients who spend the majority of their waking hours at the office are getting access to primary care services and population health management programs without straying too far from the break room, says a new survey by Towers...

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