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Population Health Management

How Does the ONC Define HIE, Value-Based Care, Population Health?

September 29, 2016 - The new ONC Health IT Playbook contains a wealth of resources and information for healthcare organizations in various stages of reform.  From the very beginning stages of negotiating an EHR purchase to the complex integration of multiple care sites into a risk-based financial arrangement, there’s something for everyone at every level in this interactive, online compendium of knowledge....


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Will Risk-Based Population Health Management Take Off in 2017?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management is a top priority for the majority of healthcare organizations, especially those who acknowledge that risk-based, value-driven reimbursements may soon be the dominant form of payment across the industry.  According...

$1.7M Population Health Management Grant Aids Collaboration

by Nathan Boroyan

A $1.7 million grant from The Kresge Foundation will foster collaboration and population health management strategies aimed at improving outcomes in low-income communities. The "Healthy Outcomes" initiative, a product of the Nonprofit...

ONC Playbook Breaks Down Health IT, EHR Tasks and Buzzwords

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry seems to be largely driven by buzzwords: quick and snappy phrases that reduce complex, difficult, expensive and often confusing initiatives into keywords that may not mean much to the uninitiated.  From big data and...

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

by Nathan Boroyan

A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Better Medication Adherence May Bring $37 for Each Dollar Spent

by Nathan Boroyan

The healthcare industry may see savings of up to $37 for every additional dollar spent on improved medication adherence, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS)...

Peterson Center Initiative Transforms Delivery of Primary Care

by Nathan Boroyan

A new initiative being rolled out in clinics in three states is looking to transform primary care services by implementing a high-performance, lower-cost model that prioritizes patient engagement and population health management. The initiative...

National Health IT Week Brings Celebration, Educational Events

by Jennifer Bresnick

Every year, National Health IT Week brings a chance for the healthcare industry to reflect on past successes, celebrate achievements, and prepare for the many new challenges that lie ahead.  The event is kicking off today across the nation,...

New Collaboration to Support Diabetes Prevention, Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Leaders of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) have banded together to form a new organization focused on supporting diabetes prevention and management within the primary care ecosystem. DPP leaders on Wednesday announced the launch...

Opioid Awareness Week Focuses on Population Health Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Opioid abuse is one of the most pressing population health issues in the US, especially among low income patients who are already at a higher risk for chronic diseases and often lack access to care. In an effort to stress the urgency of addressing...

Congress: Health IT, Big Data Tools Crucial for Quality Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee is challenging health IT and big data analytics vendors to bring the “outdated” healthcare system into the modern age while focusing on translating technical innovations into quality care improvements...

Payers, Providers Make Dental Care a Population Health Issue

by Jennifer Bresnick

Behavioral healthcare providers, public health departments, and long-term care facilities have started to attract a lot of attention when it comes to developing integrated population health management programs, but dentists and other oral healthcare...

Precision Medicine Aids 20% Drop in Pediatric Cancer Deaths

by Nathan Boroyan

The pediatric cancer death rate declined by 20 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), indicating that precision medicine techniques and an emphasis on personalized care may...

SC Online Population Health Dashboard Reveals Community Disparities

by Jennifer Bresnick

South Carolina has joined a select group of cities and states making population health management data available online through an interactive dashboard in an effort to combat public health concerns like diabetes, obesity, and insufficient access...

CMS Public Health Data Repository Will Aid Quality Reporting

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is currently developing a centralized data repository for public health data and clinical data reporting, the agency announced, in an effort to streamline and synchronize the use of big data for population health management and quality improvements....

HHS Doles Out $87M to Promote Health IT, Analytics Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 1300 health centers across the nation will share in $87 million of HHS funding to support the continued adoption of health IT tools, including health information exchange capabilities and big data analytics solutions, as well as certified...

Six Pediatric Hospitals Create Personalized Medicine Coalition

by Jennifer Bresnick

Some of the nation’s most lauded pediatric medical centers are aiming to advance personalized medicine through a new collaborative arrangement funded by philanthropist Denny Sanford. The Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium...

Preventable Hospital Readmissions Fall Dramatically Across US

by Jennifer Bresnick

A concerted nationwide effort to improve care quality and reduce preventable hospital readmissions has produced a rapid drop in the number of patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, boasts new data from CMS. In a blog...

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Applications Close Sept. 15

by Nathan Boroyan

The online application for practices interested in participating in the new value-based care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), will close at 11:59pm ET on Thursday night, Sept. 15, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)...

Value Proposition Hard to Find for Care Coordination Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers may be having a hard time justifying the time and expense required to implement care coordination tools due to the relatively limited value proposition for investment and persistent gaps in knowledge about patient management,...

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