Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

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...

Stress, Depression Negatively Impact Chronic Disease Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Depression, stress, and other mental health conditions may negatively affect a patient’s chronic disease management capabilities more than the disease itself, according to a study published in Quality of Life Research.   The study...

Patient-Centered Care May Improve Diabetes Self-Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Patient-centered care may improve diabetes self-management and patients’ quality of life, and could also play a significant role in shaping self-care behaviors, according to a new study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics....

Leveraging the Patient-Centered Medical Home for Older Adult Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), one of the nation’s most promising care coordination and population health management frameworks, may be ideally suited to ensuring that older adults receive the services they need to maintain a...

Will Risk-Based Population Health Management Take Off in 2017?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management is a top priority for the majority of healthcare organizations, especially those who acknowledge that risk-based, value-driven reimbursements may soon be the dominant form of payment across the industry.  According...

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

by Nathan Boroyan

A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Better Medication Adherence May Bring $37 for Each Dollar Spent

by Nathan Boroyan

The healthcare industry may see savings of up to $37 for every additional dollar spent on improved medication adherence, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS)...

New Collaboration to Support Diabetes Prevention, Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Leaders of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) have banded together to form a new organization focused on supporting diabetes prevention and management within the primary care ecosystem. DPP leaders on Wednesday announced the launch...

Congress: Health IT, Big Data Tools Crucial for Quality Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee is challenging health IT and big data analytics vendors to bring the “outdated” healthcare system into the modern age while focusing on translating technical innovations into quality care improvements...

Payers, Providers Make Dental Care a Population Health Issue

by Jennifer Bresnick

Behavioral healthcare providers, public health departments, and long-term care facilities have started to attract a lot of attention when it comes to developing integrated population health management programs, but dentists and other oral healthcare...

SC Online Population Health Dashboard Reveals Community Disparities

by Jennifer Bresnick

South Carolina has joined a select group of cities and states making population health management data available online through an interactive dashboard in an effort to combat public health concerns like diabetes, obesity, and insufficient access...

Care Coordination, Medication Adherence Key to Diabetes Care

by Nathan Boroyan

Rising costs, fragmented care, and limited intervention strategies have led to poor medication adherence among patients with diabetes. But a new report from the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) says coordinated care and lower...

CMS Seeks Providers for Socioeconomic Population Health Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is continuing to promote the importance of addressing the socioeconomic determinates of health in population health management programs by revamping the participation criteria for its Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model. The program...

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