Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

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,...

Using the Healthcare Internet of Things for Better Patient Care

by Roberta Katz

As part of the “information generation,” our technology-driven world is dramatically changing our lives, impacting our personal interactions, business transactions, and the way we consume information. We’re always connected,...

How to Use Big Data for Tailored Population Health Management

by Gregory D. Berg, PhD

Let’s travel to the very near future of population health management. The hypothetical ABC Health Plan recently got a new member: Selma, a 57-year-old woman with heart failure. To help Selma manage her condition, improve her quality of...

Geisinger Patient-Centered Medical Home Cuts Care Costs by 9%

by Jennifer Bresnick

The debate over the true value of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues with a new study by Geisinger Health System, which indicates that the comprehensive care framework may be able to reduce the total costs of patient care by nearly...

Cancer Patient Care Coordination Key to Medical Home Program

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has partnered with the University of Chicago Medicine to establish the oncology intensive medical home program, which aims to improve patient care coordination and chronic disease management initiatives...

Do Providers Apply Population Health Management Inconsistently?

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is significant variation in the way individual practices select high-risk patients for participation in care management and population health management programs, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care,...

Patient Engagement, Population Health Are Key to ACO Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is no standard recipe for success when it comes to developing an accountable care organization that can earn incentives through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  The chequered history of the initiative, which has faced an...

Home Interventions Boost Asthma Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

When it comes to effective chronic disease management, healthcare providers and medical researchers may need to refocus their efforts on how quality care can extend beyond the hospital walls, especially for racial minorities and socioeconomically...

Could Blockchain Control Population Health Management Costs?

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry continues its journey from volume to value, payers and providers alike are continually seeking new strategies to contain costs, improve outcomes, and rise to the challenges of population health management.  Diabetes,...

Primary Care Access Aids Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care, more providers are putting primary care physicians at the center of chronic disease management programs. However, many physicians wonder how to reach out and provide quality care for...

CMS Innovation Awards Promote Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management is taking center stage at the CMS Innovation Center’s Health Care Innovation Awards, an initiative designed to test new payment and delivery models that might hold the key to bringing higher quality healthcare...

Population Health Management More Complex for Rural Children

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Healthcare organizations may need to reevaluate their population health management strategies when it comes to children who live in rural areas. A recent study in the May edition of Pediatrics found that rural children are more likely to develop...

Early Screenings Boost Hepatitis C Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Healthcare providers may be wasting their resources on healthcare initiatives focused on screening at-risk populations for specific diseases if comprehensive chronic disease management programs are not in place for the same conditions, reported...

Partnership Ups Medication Adherence with Predictive Analytics

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Sanofi is attempting to improve medication adherence rates in Type 2 diabetes patients using big data analytics tools developed by partners from Duke and Massachusetts General Hospital, reported an official press release. The healthcare company...

Researchers Map Disease Origins for Precision Medicine Progress

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Due to a recent study that used precision medicine to map the origins of different diseases, healthcare providers may be able to create more personalized and effective precision medicine strategies for patients with conditions like diabetes,...

UMMC to Open Population Health Management School by 2017

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced that it intends to open a new school dedicated to population health management in 2017. Earlier this month, the State Institutions of Higher Learning gave permission to UMMC to...

mHealth Messages Improve Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that brief automated messages can significantly improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes patients, especially in regards to glycemic control. After employing automated...

Can a 4-Question Survey Improve Chronic Disease Management?

by Jennifer Bresnick

A simple patient survey with no more than four questions may be all it takes to help providers get a handle on basic chronic disease management, according to a new study backed by a cross-industry collaboration. The Healthy Days survey, developed...

Examining the Challenges of Medicare Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chronic disease management is one of the healthcare system’s greatest challenges, sapping billions of dollars from payers, patients, and providers each year.  Managing the complex needs of patients with diabetes, heart failure, asthma,...

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