Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

CMS Selects 516 Orgs for Population Health Management Program

July 22, 2016 - According to a recent announcement, CMS has selected 516 participants to join the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, a five-year population health management initiative designed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. “Our healthcare system historically often emphasized acute care over preventive care,” said Patrick...


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$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,...

Data Overload May Impede Healthcare Internet of Things Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things (IoT) may simply be too hot for the healthcare industry to handle as organizations continue to struggle with the huge amount of data produced by wearables, sensors, remote monitors, and other medical devices. Forty-two...

State-Led Programs Help Meet Population Health Management Goals

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While providers work in the trenches to improve patient outcomes and hospital quality, many states have also established population health management programs to boost the region’s overall healthcare performance. A new online resource from...

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...

Global Precision Medicine Study Explores Genetics of Diabetes

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than three hundred scientists in twenty-two countries around the world have collaborated on a global precision medicine effort to understand the genetic roots of Type 2 diabetes, using genomic big data from more than 100,000 patients. The...

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...

2016 “Most Wired” Excel at Population Health, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

A robust population health management program, familiarity with telehealth, a focus on predictive analytics, and the delivery of a sterling patient experience are just some of features that this year’s crop of “Most Wired” hospitals...

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...

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...

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