Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

Population Health Management More Complex for Rural Children

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Healthcare organizations may need to reevaluate their population health management strategies when it comes to children who live in rural areas. A recent study in the May edition of Pediatrics found that rural children are more likely to develop...

Early Screenings Boost Hepatitis C Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Healthcare providers may be wasting their resources on healthcare initiatives focused on screening at-risk populations for specific diseases if comprehensive chronic disease management programs are not in place for the same conditions, reported...

Partnership Ups Medication Adherence with Predictive Analytics

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Sanofi is attempting to improve medication adherence rates in Type 2 diabetes patients using big data analytics tools developed by partners from Duke and Massachusetts General Hospital, reported an official press release. The healthcare company...

Researchers Map Disease Origins for Precision Medicine Progress

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Due to a recent study that used precision medicine to map the origins of different diseases, healthcare providers may be able to create more personalized and effective precision medicine strategies for patients with conditions like diabetes,...

UMMC to Open Population Health Management School by 2017

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced that it intends to open a new school dedicated to population health management in 2017. Earlier this month, the State Institutions of Higher Learning gave permission to UMMC to...

mHealth Messages Improve Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that brief automated messages can significantly improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes patients, especially in regards to glycemic control. After employing automated...

Can a 4-Question Survey Improve Chronic Disease Management?

by Jennifer Bresnick

A simple patient survey with no more than four questions may be all it takes to help providers get a handle on basic chronic disease management, according to a new study backed by a cross-industry collaboration. The Healthy Days survey, developed...

Examining the Challenges of Medicare Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chronic disease management is one of the healthcare system’s greatest challenges, sapping billions of dollars from payers, patients, and providers each year.  Managing the complex needs of patients with diabetes, heart failure, asthma,...

Tailored Web-Based Tools Boost Population Health Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

According to a recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, tailored web-based interventions for multiple health behaviors can help healthcare providers achieve population health management goals. Researchers found that individuals...

Breaking Down the Basics of Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management may be one of the trendiest terms to hit the healthcare scene as the industry works through its myriad reform efforts, but it’s also one of the most elusive.  Used to describe everything from basic team-based...

Healthcare Internet of Things Investment is Just Getting Started

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nothing is getting investors, providers, and developers more excited about the future than the healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential impact on big data analytics, predictive analytics, and personalized care.  As financial...

Pharmacy Interventions May Improve Medication Adherence Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medication adherence interventions that take place at a patient’s retail pharmacy may be able to help patients stay on track with their therapies and reduce the number of preventable hospitalizations, according to a new study in the journal...

PCORI Awards $2.5M to UAB for Precision Medicine Research

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $2.5 million to Jeffrey Curtis, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), to research the comparative effectiveness of newer treatments...

How Semantic Data Analytics Benefits Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to the complexities patient care, there will always be more questions than answers.  Clinicians and researchers are discovering new diseases on a regular basis, reclassifying conditions and treatments, and expanding their understanding...

Preventable Diabetes Care Costs Total $16 Billion Per Year

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A recent study by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) revealed that the healthcare system spends an estimated $16 billion each year on preventable conditions and services for the chronic disease management of diabetes in the...

Can Big Data Analytics Improve Medication Non-Adherence?

by Sara Heath

Integrated big data analytics may be the next big thing in mitigating issues with medication non-adherence, according to a new study published in JMIR Medical Informatics. A research team led by Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD, studied a group of Type...

How Big Data Leads to Precision Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the concept of population health management focuses on creating relatively large cohorts of patients in need of a specific set of services, the ultimate aim of taking a macro view of patient care is to develop a highly personalized experience....

CMS Diabetes Prevention Program Cuts Spending, Boosts Outcomes

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A comprehensive chronic disease management program that focuses on preventative care for diabetes and prediabetes is a successful way to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, HHS announced this week, and should be implemented in communities...

Can Syncing Prescription Pickups Reduce Medication Nonadherence?

by Sara Heath

Pharmacies which use medication synchronization programs to reduce medication non-adherence need to carefully consider how best to implement their programs in order to produce positive results for all of their patients, according to a recent...

5 Ways to Turn Chronic Disease Management Knowledge into Action

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to cut the skyrocketing costs of chronic disease management and reduce the burdens of diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other conditions on the patient population, providers must take advantage of opportunities to translate the healthcare...

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