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Big Data Analytics, Value-Based Care Hot Topics for HIMSS16

February 11, 2016 - As the healthcare industry prepares to gather in sunny Las Vegas for the HIMSS16, they will be bringing plenty of questions, opinions, and experiences about some of the most pressing topics facing their organizations.  From big data analytics and value-based reimbursement to population health management and EHR usability strategies, the educational sessions, roundtable discussions, and...


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Does State Regulation Help Boost Health IT, HIE, EHR Adoption?

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With millions of patients’ lives hanging in the balance at any given moment, it’s no wonder that the healthcare sector is one of the most heavily regulated industries there is.  From the quality and cleanliness of medical devices...

ACA, Medicare Provided Preventative Care to 39M Patients in 2015

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) played a major role in increasing preventative care and chronic disease management amongst Medicare patients last year, according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In 2015,...

$5M Precision Medicine Grant Integrates Genomics, Big Data

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Precision medicine is getting a $5 million boost at research organizations in Pennsylvania as the three-year Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) project gets underway.  The grant will fund the discovery of potential breast...

ONC: Don’t Let HIPAA Errors Hinder Population Health Management

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Healthcare providers should not let HIPAA misunderstandings prevent the appropriate sharing and use of patient information for population health management and care coordination, the Office of the National Coordinator reminds stakeholders in...

Care Coordination Cuts Nursing Home Spending, Hospitalizations

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Improved care coordination techniques are reducing the number of preventable hospitalizations among patients residing in long-term nursing home facilities, according to new data published by CMS this week.    Most healthcare providers...

EHR Big Data Analytics Flag “Frequent Flier” Medicaid ED Visits

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Medicaid patients with a history of multiple emergency department visits within a 72-hour period are three times more likely than other patients to return to the emergency department yet again, according to a new study published this month in...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Keeps Spending Low, Quality High

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The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues to show staying power as one of the healthcare industry’s most effective cost-cutting and quality-boosting initiatives, says the latest annual report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care...

Is Population Health Management a High Priority for Providers?

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Population health management may not be as much of a focus for the healthcare community as previously thought, according to a report by Numerof & Associates. While more than half of providers surveyed in the report think of population health...

Cloud Big Data Analytics Adoption Accelerating in Healthcare

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As healthcare providers get more comfortable with the idea of investing in the cloud, big data analytics technologies are first on the shopping list for organizations with growing health IT budgets.  In a new ICD Health Insights report,...

PCORI Offers $70M for Population Health Management Research

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $70 million in new funding for research initiatives to improve population health management. The funding will support the implementation of nine research projects involving...

CMS to Update to MSSP Accountable Care Organization Benchmarks

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CMS is continuing to make much-needed tweaks to its healthcare reform programs, using a new proposed rule to tackle benchmarking issues with its Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organization framework. While the number...

Cognitive State Impacts Chronic Disease Management, Readmissions

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A patient’s cognitive impairment level is one of the key indicators that he or she may be headed for a preventable hospital readmission due to inadequate chronic disease management, says a new study published in the American Journal of...

Familiar Faces Win Best in KLAS for EHRs, Big Data Analytics

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The electronic health records market has long been dominated by a few recognizable giants, but the healthcare big data analytics vendor landscape has always been somewhat more fragmented as new technologies continue to evolve and innovative leaders...

Four Population Health Management Steps for Safety Net Patients

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Achieving the Triple Aim of healthcare starts with a firm foundation in patient-centered population health management, which can help to improve patient satisfaction and lower unnecessary spending.  But providers across the care continuum,...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Center Rises in Philly

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is joining the growing group of academic institutions and medical centers putting precision medicine and big data analytics front-and-center.  Through its newly founded Center for Data...

How Accountable Care Impacts Population Health Management

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It’s no secret that value-based reimbursement and population health management go hand-in-hand as two of the primary drivers of quality reform, but it hasn’t always been easy to get providers to embrace the risk involved in making...

Healthcare Internet of Things, EHR Markets to See Rapid Growth

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The healthcare IT systems market looks like it will see growth during the next five years, as population health management, the healthcare Internet of Things, and the EHR markets all expect at least a modest compound annual growth rate in the...

What are the Biggest Population Health Management Pain Points?

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Population health management, health data interoperability, and accountable care may take first, second, and third place on the list of pressing priorities for the healthcare industry, but that doesn’t mean they are having an easy time...

Accountable Care Organizations Still Face Interoperability Woes

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The growing number of public and private accountable care organizations (ACOs) may bode well for the healthcare industry’s efforts to transform into a value-based, patient-centered care continuum, but big, bad data is still getting in the...

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