Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Care Coordination

How Do Public Health Orgs Inform Population Health Management?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Public health departments are experts at population health management. What can healthcare providers learn from their efforts? Hospitals, health systems, and physician providers aren’t the only organizations heavily invested in population health...

HHS Awards $36.3M to Providers for Population Health, EHR Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

HHS has splashed out on more than $36 million to recognize high quality population health management and improvements in clinical quality. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the distribution of $36.3 million in Affordable...

Colorado Payers Build Online Care Coordination Portal

by Jennifer Bresnick

A centralized patient data portal will help Colorado providers with care coordination and population health management. A coalition of seven health plans in Colorado are creating an easier way for physicians to use healthcare data for care coordination...

Summit Medical, Humana Form Accountable Care Organization

by Jennifer Bresnick

Humana Medicare Advantage members in Tennessee who receive services at Summit Medical Group will now be covered under a new accountable care organization (ACO), the organizations announced this week.  Starting January 1, 2015, the seven-year...

NYU Langone, Lutheran to Create Clinically Integrated Network

by Jennifer Bresnick

NYU Langone Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center intend to form a clinically integrated network to help providers within the system focus on care coordination, population health management, and advanced care supported by clinical analytics,...

Can mHealth, Predictive Analytics Improve Care Coordination?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers are seeking value in mHealth, but better predictive analytics may be required to make patient-generated health data truly effective. Providers and patients are both finding value in mHealth and telehealth technologies that help turn...

Population Health, Clinical Analytics Drive New Job Categories

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are expanding their ranks in new directions in order to address ICD-10, population health management, and care quality. Just a few years ago, the idea of hiring a Chief Population Health Officer would have seemed absurd...

ONC Pilot Focuses on PGHD, Patient Engagement, HIE Start-Ups

by Jennifer Bresnick

ONC hopes to smooth the process of bringing patient engagement, HIE, and care coordination technologies to the market through a new partnership program. The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) is getting into the matchmaking game to encourage...

Care Coordinators Improve Colon Cancer Screening Follow-Up

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurses serving as care coordinators produced a slight increase in follow-up colonoscopy rates after primary screenings, asserts one small study. Patients receiving positive results from initial colon cancer screenings were somewhat more likely...

70% of Patients Want EHR Data Sharing Despite Security Concerns

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients remain deeply concerned about EHR data sharing security even as they recognize the benefits of HIE for better care. Despite continued, widespread concerns over the security of EHR data, patients generally understand the necessity for...

Care Coordination Technique Reduces Medical Errors by 30%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Pediatric residents who used the “I-PASS” system reduced medical errors and improved satisfaction with transitions of care. A simple mnemonic device can help providers improve care coordination and reduce patient safety issues and...

Family Caregivers Significantly Improve Transitions of Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The presence of family caregivers is associated with a higher rate of successful post-hospitalization interventions, a new study finds. Hospitalized patients who had attentive caregivers present during discharge and transition of care activities...

PA Establishes Prescription Drug Database for Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

The new electronic monitoring database aims to help reduce substance abuse and provide better coordination of care. Pennsylvania will establish a statewide prescription drug database in an attempt to improve care coordination and reduce doctor...

Five Steps to Get Started with Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management encompasses a wide and varied range of activities, including care coordination, chronic disease management, health information exchange, patient risk stratification, clinical analytics, community outreach, and internal...

Do Hospital-Based Interventions Reduce 30-Day Readmissions?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospital-based interventions may not have a significant impact on 30-day or 90-day readmissions for chronic diseases, one study says. Hospitals may not be able to reduce unplanned 30-day readmissions for chronic disease patients through transitional...

CVS to Charge More for Prescriptions Filled at Tobacco Sellers

by Jennifer Bresnick

CVS Health will charge an additional $15 for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell tobacco products. CVS Health will be employing a novel population health management technique by charging an additional copay to patients who fill their...

Six Ways to Foster an Environment of Patient-Centered Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Patient Experience Council offers six suggestions for creating a patient-centered care environment for engaged, empowered patients. Patient-centered care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) are considered the hallmarks of a newly...

Can Population Health Management Team Up with the Community?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Effective population health management goes far beyond what a healthcare provider can do for a patient in the office, argues Mark B. McClellan, Director of Health Care Innovation and Value Initiatives at the Brookings Institution in a blog post,...

Interoperability, Data Exchange Help Transform Post-Acute Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Developing a seamless, interoperable health IT infrastructure that meets the data exchange needs of a network of post-acute care facilities is a daunting task for a healthcare organization, especially one as large as Consulate Health Care (CHC). ...

CMS Provides $114M Boost to Accountable Care Organizations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations (ACO) in rural areas will be among the first in line to share up to $114 million from the new ACO Investment Model, according to a CMS announcement, as part of an ongoing effort to improve care coordination, reduce...

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