Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Care Coordination

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

by Nathan Boroyan

A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Better Medication Adherence May Bring $37 for Each Dollar Spent

by Nathan Boroyan

The healthcare industry may see savings of up to $37 for every additional dollar spent on improved medication adherence, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS)...

Payers, Providers Make Dental Care a Population Health Issue

by Jennifer Bresnick

Behavioral healthcare providers, public health departments, and long-term care facilities have started to attract a lot of attention when it comes to developing integrated population health management programs, but dentists and other oral healthcare...

Big Data Integrity Needed to Use Genomics for Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

Genomics is the cornerstone of the cutting-edge precision medicine programs aimed at eradicating cancer and other high-impact diseases, but it can also have a significant impact on improving more generalized patient outcomes.  A new...

Value Proposition Hard to Find for Care Coordination Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers may be having a hard time justifying the time and expense required to implement care coordination tools due to the relatively limited value proposition for investment and persistent gaps in knowledge about patient management,...

Care Coordination, Medication Adherence Key to Diabetes Care

by Nathan Boroyan

Rising costs, fragmented care, and limited intervention strategies have led to poor medication adherence among patients with diabetes. But a new report from the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) says coordinated care and lower...

CMS Seeks Providers for Socioeconomic Population Health Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is continuing to promote the importance of addressing the socioeconomic determinates of health in population health management programs by revamping the participation criteria for its Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model. The program...

Integrated Care Delivery May Bring Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

by Nathan Boroyan

Integrated care delivery in a team-based primary care setting has the potential to provide better patient outcomes, fewer hospital visits and lower costs, according to a 10-year study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare. Published in the Journal...

Healthcare Big Data Silos Prevent Delivery of Coordinated Care

by Brent Clough

Complaints about silos in healthcare are nothing new. For a patient to fill a single prescription, there are several disconnected groups that need to work together to move the process forward. The specialist and the primary doctor have to connect...

Psychosocial Data, Big Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Care

by Clay Richards

The fact that health outcomes tend to be worse for patients in poverty or who have lower levels of education should come as no surprise to many clinicians. But most hospitals have only worked around the margins to incorporate concerns about income,...

CMS Revamps Team-Based Home Care Program for Elderly Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the nation’s patient population continues to trend older and care coordination becomes increasingly important for participation in value-based care programs, CMS is taking some time to tweak one of its team-based home care initiatives....

Synchronized Pick-Up Boosts Medication Adherence Up to 13%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients who are able to collect all their prescriptions during a single trip to the pharmacy are up to thirteen percent more likely to demonstrate acceptable medication adherence, says a new study published in Health Affairs.  The research,...

CMS Selects 516 Orgs for Population Health Management Program

by Jacqueline Belliveau

According to a recent announcement, CMS has selected 516 participants to join the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, a five-year population health management initiative designed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among...

State-Led Programs Help Meet Population Health Management Goals

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While providers work in the trenches to improve patient outcomes and hospital quality, many states have also established population health management programs to boost the region’s overall healthcare performance. A new online resource from...

Rural Healthcare Grants Tackle Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Rural healthcare organizations often operate under several major disadvantages compared to their urban and suburban counterparts.  Small facilities with shoestring funding and limited access to advanced care providers and technologies have...

5 Test Cases to Prove the Value of Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even for the most enthusiastic and forward-thinking healthcare organization, developing robust and impactful population health management programs can be a difficult proposition.  Budget constraints, a lack of commitment from executive leaders,...

Patient Navigators Shave Hours from Hospital Discharge Times

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients are more likely to leave the hospital earlier in the day – and complete the discharge process more quickly – when organizations employ a standardized, coordinated discharge planning program headed by a patient navigator,...

6 Success Factors for Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Homes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The patient-centered medical home has become a popular and promising framework for improving care coordination, fostering preventative care, and generating better outcomes for patients, including children.  The patient-centered medical home’s...

Maine’s HIE Analytics Cut ED Visits, Integrate Behavioral Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Maine’s state health information exchange (HIE) is continuing to bring improved care coordination and actionable insights to the region’s providers through its advanced big data analytics efforts. In its latest annual report, HealthInfoNet...

Leveraging Risk Stratification for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Understanding a patient’s risk for developing new conditions – and a provider’s financial risk for treating those conditions – is the foundation for meaningful population health management, according to a new report from...

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