Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

Can Telehealth Improve Population Health Management, Diagnosis?

by Sara Heath

Two recent surveys conducted by HealthMine give interesting insights into patient engagement and population health management. The studies show the importance of wellness programs and telemedicine in properly diagnosing and controlling illness....

Dell, Baystate Health Partner for Predictive Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Dell Services and Baystate Health are launching a series of new innovation programs focused on leveraging predictive analytics, big data, and telehealth technologies to improve chronic disease management and population health.  TechSpring,...

AMA, White House Boost Chronic Disease Management Efforts

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the White House Conference on Aging gets underway, the American Medical Association (AMA) is helping to promote major efforts to improve chronic disease management for the millions of Americans living with costly conditions such as diabetes,...

Population Health Management Starts with Flagging High Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to begin an effective population health management initiative, providers must first identify and stratify patients by the costs they incur, says a new white paper by the Health Care Transformation Task Force.  By proactively flagging...

ACC: Care Coordination Vital for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Policymakers and healthcare providers must focus on improving strategies for comprehensive care coordination if they are to make headway against the rising tide of chronic disease, says the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in a letter to...

Healthcare Internet of Things Driving Global Market Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Whether the healthcare industry is truly aware of it or not, its strong interest in developing and acquiring patient engagement, remote monitoring, chronic disease management, and communication technologies is really working towards cultivating...

Interoperability, Telehealth Key to Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare system must focus its efforts on improving health data interoperability, boosting patient engagement, and overhauling the nation’s telehealth policies if providers are to succeed with chronic disease management and better...

EHR Chronic Disease Management Tool Boosts Prescriptions by 40%

by Jennifer Bresnick

A simple EHR-based chronic disease management protocol developed by Kaiser Permanente to remind providers about the importance of managing co-morbidities in diabetes patients has increased the rate of prescriptions to lower cholesterol and blood...

mHealth Closing Knowledge Gaps for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

mHealth apps are becoming increasingly important in the fight against diabetes and complex patient engagement requirements of chronic disease management, says a new survey by Telcare, as providers attempt to provide patients with the tools they...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Is Tackling Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chronic disease management is the most expensive, fastest growing, and most intractable problem facing healthcare providers in every nation on Earth.  More than 95 percent of the world’s population suffers from one or more chronic...

AMA’s Major Challenges: Chronic Disease Management, ICD-10, MU

by Jennifer Bresnick

The dual burdens of chronic disease management on patients and cumbersome regulation on providers are some of the primary challenges that need to be quickly and thoroughly addressed in the coming year, said outgoing American Medical Association...

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...

Medicare Data Reveals Trends in Utilization, Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is doing its best to keep its commitment to data transparency alive by opening up a huge new store of information on hospital and physician service utilization.  The data, generated from Medicare...

North, South Carolina Partner for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

North and South Carolina are presenting a united front in the fight to improve chronic disease management throughout their shared territories with a $15.3 million collaborative grant intended to help reduce the burden of diabetes, hypertension,...

Anthem ACOs Save $7.9M with Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Six medical groups participating in Anthem Blue Cross’ Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program were able to save $7.9 million in just one year by focusing on improving population health management for patients suffering multiple chronic...

$112M Grant from HHS, AHRQ to Help Hypertension, Stroke Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have announced $112 million in grant funding to support population health management programs related to the reduction of hypertension, heart attacks,...

Northwestern Receives $15M Population Health Management Grant

by Jennifer Bresnick

With a $15 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine will be leading a $15 million population health management research consortium focused on improving...

Five Population Health Use Cases for the Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things, that loose conglomeration of internet-enabled mobile and monitoring devices, has found its place in the healthcare industry almost by accident.  Providers and developers looking for population health management solutions...

Predictive Analytics Identify High Risk Hepatitis C Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a predictive analytics algorithm that uses basic EHR data to flag patients at high risk of developing complications from the hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study published in...

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