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Hospitals and health systems are snapping up technology tools to help them manage the ICD-10 transition, according to a report from market research company peer60, more »

More than ninety percent of healthcare providers are planning to use the new chronic disease management reimbursement structure offered by CMS in 2015, finds a more »

In Maryland, five major health systems have formed the Advanced Health Collaborative (AHC), an organization that will aim to improve the quality of care, reduce more »

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is one of healthcare’s most popular designations, serving as a way for primary care organizations to codify and implement population more »

Sixty-six percent of Americans would like to use a mobile health (mHealth) app for their health-related problems, according to the Makovsky/Kelton fifth annual “Pulse of more »

Thirty healthcare providers across the nation have been recognized as Hypertension Control Champions for their commitment to the Million Hearts Challenge, a population health management more »

Population health management and accountable care organizations (ACOs) have always been close allies in the battle to reduce extraneous healthcare spending, manage chronic diseases, and more »

Thirty-nine million Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries received at least one preventative care service with no cost sharing in 2014 as a produce of the more »

Despite generally high levels of EHR adoption among larger hospitals and physician practices, thanks to the goading of the EHR Incentive Programs, emergency departments (EDs) more »

When it comes to diabetes, chronic disease management can’t be a one-size-fits-all proposition, says a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, VA Ann Arbor more »

Health information exchange is both a verb and a noun, and it’s hard to have one without the other.  While HIE can be as simple more »

Physicians aren’t entirely willing to accept the idea that pouring patient data into their EHRs is an effective way to manage population health, according to more »

Patients, providers, and healthcare reformers seem to be in completely different worlds when it comes to patient engagement.  While health IT is proliferating, albeit it more »

The state of Indiana is working to leverage predictive clinical analytics to target high risk births and reduce infant mortality among certain identifiable sub-populations, according more »

The Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the largest for-profit healthcare provider in the country, is coming out in favor of the Affordable Care Act’s attempt more »

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging CMS to follow through on proposed changes to the way Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations more »

Medicare has finalized its decision to cover yearly CT scans for older adults at risk for lung cancer, making the integration of population health management more »

The de Beaumont Foundation has committed $5.76 million to continue the development of population health management by working with industry leaders to expand the reach more »

Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing and ChaCha,an online and mobile publisher,that provides a question and answer service through text messages, have partnered together to more »

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an effective way to reduce healthcare spending while raising quality indicators, says the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) in more »

Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are well ahead of HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s desire to bring accountable care to the majority of patients in the more »

Health information exchange (HIE) organizations are playing an increasingly important role in helping providers meet data exchange requirements of Stage 2 meaningful use, along with more »

Fourteen percent of American adults, or more than 16.4 million patients, have avoided seeing a physician for chronic disease management care in the past twelve more »

Two population health management initiatives that focus on increasing the use of primary care providers have reaped significant results for patients, says CMS Deputy Administrator more »

Better chronic disease management for heart failure patients with one or more comorbidities can lower the risk of those patients ending up back in the more »

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