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Predictive Analytics Identify High Risk Hepatitis C Patients

May 26, 2015 - Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a predictive analytics algorithm that uses basic EHR data to flag patients at high risk of developing complications from the hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study published in the most recent issue of Hepatology.  As payers seek to control the costs of extremely expensive but highly effective new HCV treatments like Sovaldi,...


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Smart Pillbox Produces 80% Diabetic Medication Adherence Rate

Diabetic patients taking part in a telehealth program for chronic disease management experienced better blood glucose control and an 80 percent medication adherence rate when using a smart pillbox that alerted providers to their behavior patterns,...

Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Face Lack of Awareness

Only one out of every five patients is fully aware of the number and type of therapeutic services available to them after a new diagnosis, according to a new survey by Accenture, which adds to widespread feelings of frustration and helplessness...

Poor Care Coordination Raises Chronic Disease Costs by $4500

Insufficient patient care coordination can increase the average costs of chronic disease management by more than $4500 over three years, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, while failing to provide patients with...

ONC Awards $300K to Chronic Disease Management Projects

Six chronic disease management, patient engagement, and care coordination start-ups will share $300,000 in funding to test pilot their wares with actual healthcare organizations, the ONC announced as part of its first Market R&D Pilot...

How Clinical Analytics, EHRs Produce 90% Hypertension Control

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...

Predictive Analytics Reduces Readmissions for Heart Failure

A predictive analytics algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas can help to lower the rate of preventable 30-day readmissions for congestive heart failure, according to a study published this month in Information...

Stage 2 MU e-Prescribing Improves Diabetic Patient Safety

Physicians who meet the e-prescribing thresholds of Stage 2 meaningful use are less likely to cause an adverse drug event (ADE) among their diabetic patients, reveals a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association...

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...

$500K Grant to Support Healthcare Big Data Analytics Research

A cross-country healthcare big data analytics research program headed by Virginia Commonwealth University and funded by a $500,000 planning grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will help to bolster population health management in the...

HHS, USDA Invest $1B in Rural Health, Care Coordination

The Department of Health and Human Services has helped to lead the way towards better care coordination for patients and providers in rural areas by generating $1 billion in rural healthcare funding.  In conjunction with the US Department...

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...

EHRs Must Be Integrated Tools for Chronic Disease Management

Healthcare providers must learn how to leverage EHR infrastructure more effectively for chronic disease management  if they wish to tackle population health management problems such as improving hypertension control, ONC Chief Medical Officer...

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...

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,...

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...

Bringing the Patient-Centered Medical Home into the Community

If there’s one thing to keep in mind about the patient-centered medical home as HealthITAnalytics.com concludes its practice transformation series, it’s that the PCMH is about so much more than checking off boxes on a recognition framework...

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