Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Care Coordination

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...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Is a “Pragmatic” Shift in Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Becoming a patient-centered medical home takes a great deal of hard work and a steady commitment to continual practice improvement.  To achieve the coveted Level III NCQA recognition, providers must operate at peak performance, leveraging...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Lag in HIT Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the fundamental building blocks of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is the importance of keeping a close eye on care coordination as patients move between the primary care setting and the hospital, emergency department, or specialist’s...

MA Grants Fund Health Information Exchange, Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations in Massachusetts looking to improve their care coordination capabilities through the development of improved health information exchange infrastructure will have an opportunity to receive up to half a million dollars...

Telehealth, Team-Based Care Coordination Key to 27% Savings

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers have been going the distance to cut the huge costs associated with the growing epidemic of chronic diseases and a quickly aging population, but the answer to improved care coordination and reduced hospitalizations might be...

More Employers Tackling Population Health Management on Site

by Jennifer Bresnick

More and more patients who spend the majority of their waking hours at the office are getting access to primary care services and population health management programs without straying too far from the break room, says a new survey by Towers...

Real-Time Data Analytics Help Self-Insured System Cut Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals and health systems looking to reduce unnecessary spending by improving population health management have a difficult enough time getting any of their patients to adhere to chronic disease management programs, adopt healthier behaviors,...

Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Face Lack of Awareness

by Jennifer Bresnick

Only one out of every five patients is fully aware of the number and type of therapeutic services available to them after a new diagnosis, according to a new survey by Accenture, which adds to widespread feelings of frustration and helplessness...

Poor Care Coordination Raises Chronic Disease Costs by $4500

by Jennifer Bresnick

Insufficient patient care coordination can increase the average costs of chronic disease management by more than $4500 over three years, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, while failing to provide patients with...

Care Coordination Market Set to Grow at 26% CAGR until 2020

by Jennifer Bresnick

The market for health information exchange technologies that drive improved care coordination is set to grow at a significant clip as providers seek patient engagement and population health management solutions to solve some of healthcare’s...

Nurses Split on EHRs as Benefit for Care Coordination, Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHRs are an important and effective tool to improve care coordination and reduce adverse patient safety events, say more than 70 percent of nurses in a new HIMSS Analytics nursing survey, yet the remaining 30 percent of participants wonder if...

HHS, USDA Invest $1B in Rural Health, Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Health and Human Services has helped to lead the way towards better care coordination for patients and providers in rural areas by generating $1 billion in rural healthcare funding.  In conjunction with the US Department...

Bringing the Patient-Centered Medical Home into the Community

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing to keep in mind about the patient-centered medical home as concludes its practice transformation series, it’s that the PCMH is about so much more than checking off boxes on a recognition...

Data Analytics Aid Safety Net Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR data analytics, real-time clinical dashboards, and a comprehensive population health management program are helping Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), a safety net medical system in San Bernardino County, California, improve patient...

EHR Data Integrity, Care Coordination Top Patient Safety Risks

by Jennifer Bresnick

Poor EHR data integrity, overwhelming alerts, and a number of potential hazards related to inadequate care coordination topped the ECRI Institute’s latest list of critical patient safety concerns. The annual list, which is often flooded with...

Poor Communication Hinders Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Effective population health management relies on the seamless, coordinated work of a multi-faceted care team, yet the majority of clinicians feel unable to communicate with their peers in a timely, meaningful way, according to a new survey from...

2800 Stakeholders Join Accountable Care Best Practices Network

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a coalition of nearly 3000 healthcare stakeholders investing in the development and deployment of accountable care best practices, kicked off its inaugural meeting this week with pledges from...


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