Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Care Coordination

Population health management will expand for 9% of diabetics

by Jennifer Bresnick

An increasing number of Type 2 diabetes patients will be enrolled in population health management programs designed and run by primary care providers, endocrinologists, and managed care organizations, according to a new report from Decision Resources...

Hospitalizations for heart failure, stroke drop by a third

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitalizations related to congestive heart failure and ischemic stroke have dropped by nearly a third over the past ten years, says the American Heart Association, due mostly to advances in population health management, preventative care, coordinated...

NEJM: Fee-for-service prevents meaningful care coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

The fee-for-service reimbursement model is the most significant barrier preventing complex care management (CCM) in the healthcare industry, claims a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine authored by experts from Massachusetts...

Depression screenings for diabetics improve self-management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diabetic patients who were appropriately screened for behavioral health disorders such as depression achieved better blood glucose control and improved self-management of their chronic disease, according to a study conducted in North Carolina. ...

ACO facilitators provide valuable help for finances, analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are popping up left, right, and center as providers band together to accept risk and leverage the power of partnerships to face the myriad challenges of a changing industry.  From improving care quality...

Accountable care leader Geisinger announces CEO departure

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System, one of the nation’s shining beacons of integrated healthcare delivery, is undergoing some significant changes as it announces the departure of Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., President and CEO in 2015.  Steele has served as...

Accountable care extends Medicare hospital funds to 2030

by Jennifer Bresnick

Thanks to accountable care initiatives, better care coordination, and a reduction in 30-day readmissions, Medicare’s Part A hospital trust fund will be financially solvent until 2030, four years longer than previously anticipated, says a new...

Care coordination pilot will create clinical analytics dashboard

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chronic disease patients in upstate New York will get a little extra help staying out of the hospital from the University of Buffalo School of Nursing after a $300,000 grant to explore methods of improving care transitions through the use of...

EHR documentation, clinical analytics cut heparin errors to zero

by Jennifer Bresnick

Better staff education, clinical analytics, and new care coordination techniques that improved EHR documentation nearly eliminated patient safety risks from improper heparin administration at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hopsital (CRMH), where infusion...

AAFP recreates center for EHR optimization, clinical analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced the rebranding of its Center for Healthcare Technology, a program focused on helping providers make efficient, effective use of their electronic health records.  With an eye towards...

Inefficient communication costs a hospital $1.7 million a year

by Jennifer Bresnick

The average US hospital loses $1.7 million a year due to poor coordination and communication among members of staff, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute and Imprivata, and may be draining up to $11 billion from the nationwide...

NJ invests in chronic disease, population health management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The New Jersey Department of Health has granted $415,000 to the Trenton Health Team (THT) in order to develop a clinical decision support (CDS) and population health management program to serve diabetic and hypertensive patients throughout the...

Study: Patient navigators pay for themselves in two months

by Jennifer Bresnick

For many patients with complex needs, the “care continuum” is anything but a smooth, easily understandable stream of seamless coordination between providers.  Even figuring out which provider to contact when a new ailment pops...

Mass. grants foster clinical analytics, patient engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Over the next fifteen years, the Partnership for Community Health is planning to dole out $90 million in grants to Massachusetts hospitals in order to support care coordination, access to care, and health information technology.  With more than...

“Bundled” diabetes care produces better outcomes quickly

by Jennifer Bresnick

Coupling a comprehensive system of chronic disease management for diabetics with other elements of primary care can improve patient health and produce significant results, says Geisinger Health System.  Since Type 2 diabetes rarely occurs in...

Clinical decision support, care coordination fight hepatitis C

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator and the Centers for Disease Control are leveraging the power of telehealth and clinical decision support (CDS) tools to aid the three million American patients living with hepatitis C viral (HCV) infections,...

Mostashari raises $4.5M for new accountable care startup

by Jennifer Bresnick

Former ONC chief Dr. Farzad Mostashari is hoping to encourage the formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) by hiring out his health IT expertise to physicians through a new startup company called Aledade.  With $4.5 million of investment...

Humana, UC San Diego enter accountable care agreement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Humana and the UC San Diego Health System have entered an accountable care agreement to focus on improving outcomes and lowering costs for Southern California patients.  The only academic medical system in the region, UCSD consists of two major...

AMA adopts policy defining team-based medical care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Members of the American Medical Association (AMA) have voted to approve a measure outlining the definition of team-based health care and providing physicians with a list of elements to consider when developing new delivery models that encourage...

Telehealth eye screenings push patients towards specialists

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient receiving telemedicine screenings for eye conditions may avoid a trip to their primary care physician, but ophthalmologists need to be prepared to handle the influx of patients that will be headed directly their way, says a JAMA study...

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