Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

Population Health Tool Using EHR Data Reduces HIV Impact in MA

by Jennifer Bresnick

Public health officials in Massachusetts are working to create an interoperable population health management system using EHR data to identify and engage HIV patients at risk of falling away from recommended treatment protocols. The system, called...

Can Healthcare Exploit the $7 Trillion Internet of Everything?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Over the past few years, the Internet of Things has piqued the healthcare industry’s interest as providers continue the search for nimble, accessible, and engaging big data tools to streamline the care delivery process. But providers and...

Medicaid Savings Require Integrated Physical, Mental Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Integrated population health management strategies are foundational for cutting costs and improving outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries with complex behavioral, clinical, and mental healthcare needs, the Anthem Public Policy Institute states...

EHR Data, Machine Learning Create Cost-Based Clinical Pathways

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations may be able to better identify variations in best practices for chronic disease management by utilizing EHR data and machine learning analytics to combine clinical and cost information, says a new article from Weill Cornell...

CVS Health Launches Pharmacy-Based Diabetes Management Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients in search of better diabetes management skills will be able to take advantage of advanced data analytics, connected devices, and personalized coaching to cultivate self-care competencies at CVS Health pharmacies.  The retail chain...

4 Partnership Steps for Addressing Social Determinates of Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A successful population health management program must be built on strong, engaging, and collaborative community partnerships in order to tackle the social determinates of health for needy patients, says a new report by the Advisory Board Company....

Provider Experience, Chronic Disease Impact PCMH Referral Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients with common chronic diseases, as well as those seen by less experienced providers, are more likely to receive specialty referrals than others being treated within the patient-centered medical home environment, according to an article...

CMS Equity Plan Promotes Data Analytics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Reducing socioeconomic health disparities and encouraging providers to leverage population health management and data analytics in pursuit of better patient outcomes are two of the major goals of CMS’ ongoing Equity Plan for Improving Quality...

Surgeon General, Healthcare Orgs Pledge to Tackle Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare stakeholders are coming together in the fight to overcome opioid abuse, one of the most significant public health crises to hit the nation in recent memory.  Claiming dozens of lives each day, opioid abuse often begins with a...

Prioritizing Preventive Value-Based Care with Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is nowhere more applicable than in the primary care setting, where healthcare organizations moving to value-based care arrangements are eagerly seeking data-driven...

Value-Based Care Starts with Basic Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations and their payer partners are learning very quickly that the transition from volume to value-based care is significantly more complicated than signing on the dotted line to switch reimbursement rates from one payment model...

AMA Renews Commitment to Public Health after Election Results

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite the “anxiety” and “dollop of dread” likely resulting from this November’s Presidential election, the American Medical Association will continue its fight to improve public health, educate providers about...

Medicare Bolsters Population Health Focus with Payment Changes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medicare will be making additional funding opportunities available for physicians who engage in care coordination and population health management strategies that improve the delivery of primary and mental healthcare, CMS announced this week....

AMA, MSMS Partnership Promotes Diabetes Management in Michigan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) are teaming up to improve diabetes management and prevent the development of chronic disease in pre-diabetic patients.  The partnership will attempt to reach approximately...

ACOs Lack Resources, Skills for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations are having difficulty developing and deploying successful population health management programs due to the underlying challenges of coordinating with community services and accessing the resources required to deliver...

CMS QIO Awards Promote Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is continuing to promote population health management, patient safety, and high quality healthcare with a new round of awards to twelve regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).  The Special Innovation...

Clinical Decision Support May Boost ID of Chronic Kidney Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR-based clinical decision support (CDS) tools, including risk assessments and patient registries, may be able to improve early detection of chronic kidney disease, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine,...

97% Say Big Data Analytics Crucial for Healthcare Benefit Choices

by Jennifer Bresnick

Ninety-seven percent of human resources professionals believe that big data analytics are “essential” for making organizational decisions about healthcare benefits and wellness programs, according to a new poll from Geneia and the...

IBM Watson, Siemens Partner for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson and Siemens Healthineers have announced a five-year partnership to bring data-driven population health management capabilities to a global health IT landscape that is quickly embracing value-based care.  The alliance will integrate...

UMass to Study Use of Wearables in Chronic Disease Management

by Nathan Boroyan

A $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing to study how wearable devices, handheld technology tools, and other strategies could improve chronic disease...

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