Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

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...

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...


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