Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

How the Search for Smart Data Drives Healthcare IT Investment

by Jennifer Bresnick

There’s no question that the healthcare industry has become extremely “data rich” over the past few years.  Thanks to the rapid pace of electronic health record adoption, the vast majority of healthcare organizations are...

CMS Seeks Providers for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

by Sara Heath

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting applications for practices to participate in its new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) delivery model. According to a press release, the agency is looking for approximately...

Predictive Big Data Analytics Identify High-Risk ED Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Reducing unnecessary emergency department utilization and avoidable hospital admissions is a top priority for many healthcare systems, especially those seeking to cut costs and eliminate waste in preparation for value-based care.  While...

AMA, Intermountain Form Real-Time Data Partnership for Diabetes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association, Intermountain Healthcare, and Omada Health have announced a new data-driven chronic disease management and prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.  The patient-centered program...

FCC Plans to Map Broadband Access to Aid Chronic Disease Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking an analytical approach to understanding the broadband infrastructure needs of healthcare organizations and their patients.  A new broadband health mapping tool will allow stakeholders...

HHS Targets Population Health, Big Data with $36M in Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than a thousand primary care and safety net providers in forty-one states and Puerto Rico will benefit from $36 million in health IT development funding doled out by the Department of Health and Human Services this month.  The grants...

$335K Grant Supports Chronic Disease Management for Lupus

by Jennifer Bresnick

A $335,000 grant from the HHS Office of Minority Health will help the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) strengthen its chronic disease management programs for patients with lupus, the organization announced this week. The Lupus Initiative,...

Population Health Scorecard Shows Geographical Divides in Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

Much of the nation gets a passing grade for care quality, access, and overall population health, according to new data from the Commonwealth Fund, but striking differences in performance, outcomes, and affordability of basic services persist...

Historical Big Data Analytics Study will Examine Dementia

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente is reaching back in time with its latest big data analytics research effort aimed at illuminating risk factors associated with brain health and the development of dementia.  Using information from physical exams conducted...

Rural Healthcare Grants Tackle Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Rural healthcare organizations often operate under several major disadvantages compared to their urban and suburban counterparts.  Small facilities with shoestring funding and limited access to advanced care providers and technologies have...

5 Test Cases to Prove the Value of Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even for the most enthusiastic and forward-thinking healthcare organization, developing robust and impactful population health management programs can be a difficult proposition.  Budget constraints, a lack of commitment from executive leaders,...

Poor Medication Adherence Impacts Close to Half of Diabetics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nearly half of Medicare diabetic patients are unable to keep up with recommended medication adherence rates, according to a new report from IMS Health, leading to serious chronic disease complications and millions in preventable spending. Diabetic...

ACC, AHA Update Clinical Quality Measures for Heart Problems

by Jennifer Bresnick

In an effort to reduce harmful variation in care, prepare providers for pay-for-performance contracting, and aid the development of population health management analytics, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association...

EHR Socioeconomic Data a Must for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Socioeconomic data that helps to take the “vital signs” of a patient’s community must be integrated into the electronic health record if providers are to have a chance of implementing effective population health management strategies,...

6 Success Factors for Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Homes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The patient-centered medical home has become a popular and promising framework for improving care coordination, fostering preventative care, and generating better outcomes for patients, including children.  The patient-centered medical home’s...

Value-Based Care to Spur New Population Health Management Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Value-based care and risk-based reimbursement contracts will continue to be a catalyst for the development and implementation of innovative population health management tools, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.  As providers...

Leveraging Risk Stratification for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Understanding a patient’s risk for developing new conditions – and a provider’s financial risk for treating those conditions – is the foundation for meaningful population health management, according to a new report from...

AMA Urges Payers to Cover Chronic Disease Management Program

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The American Medical Association (AMA) has asked private and public healthcare payers to include the National Diabetes Prevention Program as a covered benefit to advance chronic disease management strategies for beneficiaries with prediabetes....

ADA, IBM Watson Tackle Cognitive Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is hoping that a little cognitive computing will go a long way towards helping patients manage one of the nation’s most common and costly chronic diseases.  A new long-term partnership with IBM...

Analyzing Medicare Chronic Disease Prevalence, Spending Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Helping patients improve their chronic disease management skills is one of the most common tasks for primary care providers, and also one of the most costly.  Caring for patients with hypertension, diabetes, asthma, chronic kidney disease,...

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