Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

Smart Pillbox Produces 80% Diabetic Medication Adherence Rate

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diabetic patients taking part in a telehealth program for chronic disease management experienced better blood glucose control and an 80 percent medication adherence rate when using a smart pillbox that alerted providers to their behavior patterns,...

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...

ONC Awards $300K to Chronic Disease Management Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

Six chronic disease management, patient engagement, and care coordination start-ups will share $300,000 in funding to test pilot their wares with actual healthcare organizations, the ONC announced as part of its first Market R&D Pilot...

Precision Medicine Flourishes with Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine, a term introduced to the general public mere months ago during President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, is no new concept for the healthcare industry.  The ability to tailor treatments to the individual...

Chronic Disease Management Costs 17 Times More than Average

by Jennifer Bresnick

The most expensive patients with the highest service utilization rates, including those who need chronic disease management services for multiple conditions, cost approximately 17 times more than patients who are not considered “high users”...

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...

Humana: Change the Conversation on Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s time to change the way the healthcare industry looks at chronic disease management, population health management, and helping patients achieve their best state of health, declared Bruce Broussard, President and CEO of Humana in a keynote...

Partners, Samsung Team Up for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare and Samsung Electronics announced a new partnership at HIMSS15 today centered on the use of remote monitoring technologies and mHealth to improve chronic disease management. Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health...

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...

$10 Medication Adherence Intervention May Reap 98% Return

by Jennifer Bresnick

A medication adherence intervention targeted towards Medicaid children with asthma that costs just ten dollars per month could substantially increase use of daily corticosteroid therapy while saving millions for managed care plans and state Medicaid...

What Medication Adherence Factors Can Health Plans Control?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare payers and prescription plan administrators may have more power than they think when it comes to improving medication adherence among diabetic seniors, according to research from Kaiser Permanente, and exercising that power may be...

AMA, CDC Launch Joint Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Effort

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control have announced the launch of a new Type 2 diabetes prevention effort targeted at the thirty percent of Americans affected by pre-diabetes.  In a press conference this week,...

How Effective is mHealth for Chronic Disease Management?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Care coordinators and population health managers are starting to develop a wide array of technology-based tools to help meet the growing demand for chronic disease management outside of the office walls. The rise of the smartphone may be the...

92% of Providers to Use CMS Chronic Disease Management Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than ninety percent of healthcare providers are planning to use the new chronic disease management reimbursement structure offered by CMS in 2015, finds a survey from Kryptiq.  The poll of nearly 200 providers indicates widespread interest...

Two-Thirds of Patients Willing to use mHealth, Engage Online

by Stephanie Reardon

Sixty-six percent of Americans would like to use a mobile health (mHealth) app for their health-related problems, according to the Makovsky/Kelton fifth annual “Pulse of Online Health”survey . The results show Americans are moving toward...

Million Hearts Picks 30 Population Health Management Winners

by Jennifer Bresnick

Thirty healthcare providers across the nation have been recognized as Hypertension Control Champions for their commitment to the Million Hearts Challenge, a population health management program aimed at lowering rates of heart attack and stroke....

39M Medicare Patients Received Free Preventative Care in 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Thirty-nine million Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries received at least one preventative care service with no cost sharing in 2014 as a produce of the Affordable Care Act, HHS said in a press release today.  As population health...

Clinical Analytics, Risk Scores Support Diabetes Interventions

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to diabetes, chronic disease management can’t be a one-size-fits-all proposition, says a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, VA Ann Arbor Health System, and Tufts Medical Center.  In a study published in the...

Physicians Don’t Always Want or Use Medication Adherence Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physicians aren’t entirely willing to accept the idea that pouring patient data into their EHRs is an effective way to manage population health, according to a new survey about medication adherence conducted by HealthPrize.  Providers...

Medication Non-Adherence Brings Millions in Avoidable Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers aren’t the only ones impacted by the intractable problem of medication non-adherence for patients suffering from common chronic diseases, says a new white paper by Healthentic: the costs of preventable hospitalizations...


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