Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Project to Develop EHR Toolkit to Stem Readmissions

August 26, 2016 - About 95 percent of U.S. hospitals use electronic health records (EHR) for population health management, but the technology has yet to realize its full potential. A team from the Dartmouth Institute is working to change that. Led by Dartmouth Institute associate professor Jeremiah Brown, the team is working on developing a universal toolkit to predict hospital readmission risk. Specifically,...


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1304 Health Centers Share $100M in Quality Improvement Funds

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 1300 health centers across the country will be splitting $100 million in HHS grant funding to drive quality improvements, health IT adoption, and other patient-centered practice transformation efforts.  The grants, announced last...

Regional Variation Points Out Value of Antibiotic Stewardship

by Nathan Boroyan

Health plans are not exhibiting uniformly high rates of performance on clinical quality measures related to antibiotic use, according to a new study from the American Journal of Managed Care, indicating an increased need for standardized antibiotic...

What is the New Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Program?

by Nathan Boroyan

The traditional fee-for-service reimbursement model is slowly being phased out in favor of value-based care, and a new advanced primary care model, called the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program, will launch in 2017 to provide even...

Healthcare Big Data Silos Prevent Delivery of Coordinated Care

by Brent Clough

Complaints about silos in healthcare are nothing new. For a patient to fill a single prescription, there are several disconnected groups that need to work together to move the process forward. The specialist and the primary doctor have to connect...

Population Health Management, Big Data Markets Set to Grow

by Nathan Boroyan

The need for big data in healthcare IT appears to be driving significant growth in population health management solutions and global healthcare analytics markets, according to two recent studies. According to a Transparency Market Research study,...

Psychosocial Data, Big Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Care

by Clay Richards

The fact that health outcomes tend to be worse for patients in poverty or who have lower levels of education should come as no surprise to many clinicians. But most hospitals have only worked around the margins to incorporate concerns about income,...

CMS Revamps Team-Based Home Care Program for Elderly Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the nation’s patient population continues to trend older and care coordination becomes increasingly important for participation in value-based care programs, CMS is taking some time to tweak one of its team-based home care initiatives....

Open Population Health Analytics Flag Philly Health Disparities

by Jennifer Bresnick

The City of Philadelphia has released an online, freely available population health analytics application that highlights health disparities and socioeconomic determinates of health at a neighborhood level.  The Community Health Explorer...

Synchronized Pick-Up Boosts Medication Adherence Up to 13%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients who are able to collect all their prescriptions during a single trip to the pharmacy are up to thirteen percent more likely to demonstrate acceptable medication adherence, says a new study published in Health Affairs.  The research,...

Using Claims, Lab, and Clinical Analytics to Discover Diabetics

by Fatima Paruk, MD, MPH

Combining and normalizing data from numerous, disparate sources to effectively manage population health across the spectrum of care is necessary, yet presents us with significant challenges today. Through industry innovation and collaboration...

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...

Even More Top Healthcare Big Data Analytics Buzzwords to Know

by Jennifer Bresnick

The world of healthcare big data analytics is evolving at a blistering pace, and so is the language used to describe the latest projects, innovations, and achievements.  New terms are cropping up every day as developers, researchers, and...

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...

In-Hospital Prescriptions Boost Medication Adherence by 29%

by Sara Heath

Making medications available at the point of care can improve medication adherence rates by up to 29 percent, according to recent research published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study involved an analysis of diabetic Medicare...

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...

CMS Selects 516 Orgs for Population Health Management Program

by Jacqueline Belliveau

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...

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