Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

6 Success Factors for Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Homes

June 24, 2016 - 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 emphasis on regular screenings, comprehensive services, caregiver involvement, and expanded access may be especially useful for pediatric...


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Maine’s HIE Analytics Cut ED Visits, Integrate Behavioral Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Maine’s state health information exchange (HIE) is continuing to bring improved care coordination and actionable insights to the region’s providers through its advanced big data analytics efforts. In its latest annual report, HealthInfoNet...

Can Dr. Google’s New Symptom Search Change Healthcare Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare pundits may soon have to retire one of their favorite jokes about panicked patients scouring the web for answers thanks to a new effort by Google to refine its symptom search capabilities.  Patients who self-diagnose after a quick...

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...

Care Coordination Improves Outcomes for Dual Eligible Patients

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Patients who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid experience better healthcare outcomes when they have access to health plans that bolster care coordination between both programs, according to a recent blog post from the Centers for Medicare...

AMA Adopts New Patient Safety, Population Health Policies

by Jennifer Bresnick

The annual meeting of the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates produced a slew of new policies and position statements designed to help the nation’s physicians improve patient safety, expand access to care, leverage emerging...

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....

Quality Metrics, Big Data Woes Make Value-Based Care Difficult

by Jennifer Bresnick

Overly complex clinical quality measures, inadequate health information exchange, and poorly designed EHR interfaces are just some of the challenges providers face when trying to make decisions about an individual’s care or meet value-based...

CMS Rule to Raise Patient Safety, Hospital Quality, Care Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new proposed rule announced by CMS this week aims to address several critical lingering gaps in the nation’s efforts to improve patient safety, raise hospital quality, and increase access to services for many traditionally underserved...

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,...

State Monitoring, Predictive Analytics May Cut Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diabetes, obesity, and heart disease aren’t the only epidemics affecting the patient population across the nation.  Prescription opioid abuse, misuse, and overdoses also cause serious harm and thousands of deaths each year as providers...

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...

Using Health Coaching to Improve Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

New research supports claims that robust health coaching helps enhance chronic disease management for safety net populations. In a recent article published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, lead researcher Anjana E. Sharma,...

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...

ACO Success Relies on Population Health Management Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers who wish to succeed as accountable care organizations have to address a lengthy checklist of tasks, strategies, and technologies long before they can hope to accrue shared savings from Medicare or a private payer.  Developing...

3 Key Steps to Achieve Scalable Population Health Management

by Sara Heath

A thriving and scalable population health management strategy relies on patient risk stratification, care coordination, and data-driven approaches to care, says the recent PwC report, Population Health: Scaling Up. According to the report, population...

NIH Grants $11.6M for Precision Medicine, Care Disparities Work

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are helping to advance precision medicine and improve care disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups with a new five-year award. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami, and...

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