Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Care Coordination

Greenway Adds CommonWell Interoperability Services to EHR

by Jennifer Bresnick

The CommonWell Health Alliance’s interoperability services are now available to certain customers of another major EHR vendor, Greenway Health announced this week, making care coordination and health information exchange that much easier...

Demographic Data Quality Key in Improving Patient Matching

by Sara Heath

Increasing patient demographic data quality can lead to significant improvements in patient matching systems, a new Sequoia Project report explains. Through a detailed case study of Intermountain Healthcare’s patient matching...

Six Foundational Steps for Better Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

As value-based reimbursement and accountable care continue their march towards dominance in the evolving healthcare ecosystem, robust and effective population health management techniques are quickly becoming a critical competency for primary...

CMS’ Pioneer ACO Program Not Conducive to Small Hospitals

by Sara Heath

Despite claims that accountable care organizations (ACOs) have tremendous benefits to the delivery of care, several participants in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Pioneer ACO Program have chosen to leave...

GAO: VA Patient Panel Setup Limits Data Analytics, Care Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

Unpredictable variation in the sizes of patient panels attributed to primary care providers in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be restricting patient access to basic services, found a report by the Government Accountability Office...

Georgia, Alabama Make Health Information Exchange Connection

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry’s attention may be shifting towards EHR-based health data interoperability, but state health information exchanges are not slackening their pace of progress as they continue to play a major role in the nation’s...

ONC Provides $1M in Grant Funding for HIE, Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator has announced the award of $1 million in grand funding to improve health information exchange and care coordination across the healthcare system, focusing especially on providers who have not been eligible...

Care Coordination, Quality Care Can Increase Patient Loyalty

by Sara Heath

In the healthcare industry, ensuring patient consumer loyalty to a certain healthcare provider is critical not only for organization finances, but for physician reputation and job fulfillment as well. But what are the key factors in consumer...

Sullivan Institute Opens Care Coordination, Health IT Use Survey

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation is requesting stakeholder feedback on potential care coordination shortfalls with a new online survey.  The survey hopes to gather information on potential gaps in population health...

ONC: Hospital HIE, EHR Interoperability Reaches 40 Percent

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR interoperability and health information exchange in the hospital setting are on the rise as electronic health records become nearly universal, says ONC Interoperability and Exchange Portfolio Manager Erica Galvez in a new Health IT Buzz blog...

NYU Receives $2.55M Population Health Management Grant

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of geriatric nursing and executive director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, a $2.55 million grant to improve population...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Growing Among Medicaid Practices

by Sara Heath

The patient-centered medical home, a hands-on practice of primary care which emphasizes doctor-patient relationships and patient engagement, is of growing popularity among healthcare organizations. A form of accountable care, the patient-centered...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Helps Minn. Find $2B in Savings

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management and big data analytics are often touted as foundational competencies for cost cutting, and that statement is being proven true in a big way at the Minnesota Department of Public Health.  By analyzing emergency...

PCORI Adds $142.5M to PCORnet for Population Health Management

by Sara Heath

On July 21, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced in a press release that it will provide $142.5 million toward funding a second phase of development for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network,...

69% of Medication Non-Adherence Due to Poor Patient Behaviors

by Sara Heath

Express Scripts recently released a white paper about the link between healthcare costs and medication non-adherence, citing the different costs, causes, and preventative measures surrounding the issue. The report explains that non-adherence...

Mobile EHR Use Meets Care Coordination Needs, Black Book Says

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mobile EHR use is on the rise, says the latest Black Book Research provider poll, as clinicians seek more efficient, immediate ways to access patient information from a variety of settings.  Expanded access to EHR data that is optimized...

ACOs Increasingly Assuming Population Health Management Duties

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have exploded in popularity over the past three or four years as value-based reimbursement takes hold in the healthcare industry, and their work has rapidly built momentum towards bringing population health...

CHIME: Patient Matching Crucial for HIE, Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is in need of much more robust, accurate, and sophisticated patient matching techniques if it is to take full advantage of health information exchange and care coordination technologies, say CHIME leaders in a letter to...

Care Coordination Plan Cuts DASH Hospital Readmissions by 9%

by Jennifer Bresnick

The implementation of a care coordination strategy for patients at risk of negative outcomes related to certain mental or behavioral health conditions helped to reduce the preventable 30-day hospital readmission rate at Brigham and Women’s...

Care Coordination, Quality Projects Win HHS Innovation Awards

by Jennifer Bresnick

Several collaborative projects focused on improving care coordination and care quality are among the recipients of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this month.  The eighth annual award ceremony, held on June...

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