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Population Health Management

APIs, Population Health Take Central Role in MACRA Implementation

April 28, 2016 - The end of meaningful use is nigh for physicians, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced yesterday evening when introducing the proposed final rule for MACRA implementation, but the evolution of the healthcare information technology ecosystem isn’t slackening its pace. Starting in 2017, the industry will continue its journey towards interoperable, connected care under the Merit-Based...


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Top 4 Basics to Know about Semantic Computing in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Investing in big data analytics is a problematic proposition for many healthcare organizations, which often face the perennial issue of purchasing technologies that become outdated before the implementation process is even finished.  New...

UMMC to Open Population Health Management School by 2017

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced that it intends to open a new school dedicated to population health management in 2017. Earlier this month, the State Institutions of Higher Learning gave permission to UMMC to...

mHealth Messages Improve Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that brief automated messages can significantly improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes patients, especially in regards to glycemic control. After employing automated...

Why Passivity Is Key to the Healthcare Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Passivity might seem like the very opposite of what providers want to see in an engaged patient, but when it comes to the healthcare Internet of Things, the best thing patients can do for themselves is to do nothing at all. Automating the collection,...

Can a 4-Question Survey Improve Chronic Disease Management?

by Jennifer Bresnick

A simple patient survey with no more than four questions may be all it takes to help providers get a handle on basic chronic disease management, according to a new study backed by a cross-industry collaboration. The Healthy Days survey, developed...

NIH Addresses Socioeconomic Disparities in Patient Outcomes

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the launch of a population health management initiative to foster research and spread awareness of racial and ethnic disparities in patient outcomes of surgical care. NIH’s National...

PCMHs, ACOs More Likely to Use EHRs for Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new survey published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care found that providers who had adopted EHRs in 2012 were significantly more likely than non-users to engage in population health management, patient communication, and care...

Kaiser Permanente Expands Precision Medicine Biobanking Effort

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente isn’t waiting for the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort project to get off the ground.  Instead, the sprawling healthcare system is hoping to fill up its KP Research Bank with at least 500,000 samples...

More Hospitals Investing in Population Health Management Tools

by Jacqueline Belliveau

As the healthcare system transitions to value-based care, healthcare providers are reporting that population health management strategies are influencing quality care through retail care, health IT solutions, and improvements to supply chain...

Examining the Challenges of Medicare Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chronic disease management is one of the healthcare system’s greatest challenges, sapping billions of dollars from payers, patients, and providers each year.  Managing the complex needs of patients with diabetes, heart failure, asthma,...

Tailored Web-Based Tools Boost Population Health Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

According to a recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, tailored web-based interventions for multiple health behaviors can help healthcare providers achieve population health management goals. Researchers found that individuals...

Breaking Down the Basics of Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management may be one of the trendiest terms to hit the healthcare scene as the industry works through its myriad reform efforts, but it’s also one of the most elusive.  Used to describe everything from basic team-based...

Mental Health Top Priority for Population Health Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Population health management aims to provide patient-centered and value-based care to improve the patient outcomes of a particular group. But could population health management goals be undermined if healthcare providers do not have access to...

Providers Quick to Blame Vendors for HIE, Interoperability Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

No matter how often health IT vendors insist that improved health data interoperability is on the way, providers are reluctant to believe that their developers are putting enough elbow grease into accelerating the pace of seamless health information...

Healthcare Internet of Things Investment is Just Getting Started

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nothing is getting investors, providers, and developers more excited about the future than the healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential impact on big data analytics, predictive analytics, and personalized care.  As financial...

Pharmacy Interventions May Improve Medication Adherence Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medication adherence interventions that take place at a patient’s retail pharmacy may be able to help patients stay on track with their therapies and reduce the number of preventable hospitalizations, according to a new study in the journal...

CMS Seeks Participants to Take the Million Hearts Challenge

by Jacqueline Belliveau

According to a recent announcement, CMS has re-opened the application period for the Million Hearts: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model (MH Model) test, an increasingly popular program focused on cardiovascular disease prevention. Cardiovascular...

How Semantic Data Analytics Benefits Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

When it comes to the complexities patient care, there will always be more questions than answers.  Clinicians and researchers are discovering new diseases on a regular basis, reclassifying conditions and treatments, and expanding their understanding...

Preventable Diabetes Care Costs Total $16 Billion Per Year

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A recent study by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) revealed that the healthcare system spends an estimated $16 billion each year on preventable conditions and services for the chronic disease management of diabetes in the...