Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Analyzing Medicare Chronic Disease Prevalence, Spending Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Helping patients improve their chronic disease management skills is one of the most common tasks for primary care providers, and also one of the most costly.  Caring for patients with hypertension, diabetes, asthma, chronic kidney disease,...

Using the Healthcare Internet of Things for Better Patient Care

by Roberta Katz

As part of the “information generation,” our technology-driven world is dramatically changing our lives, impacting our personal interactions, business transactions, and the way we consume information. We’re always connected,...

State Monitoring, Predictive Analytics May Cut Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diabetes, obesity, and heart disease aren’t the only epidemics affecting the patient population across the nation.  Prescription opioid abuse, misuse, and overdoses also cause serious harm and thousands of deaths each year as providers...

How to Use Big Data for Tailored Population Health Management

by Gregory D. Berg, PhD

Let’s travel to the very near future of population health management. The hypothetical ABC Health Plan recently got a new member: Selma, a 57-year-old woman with heart failure. To help Selma manage her condition, improve her quality of...

Using Health Coaching to Improve Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

New research supports claims that robust health coaching helps enhance chronic disease management for safety net populations. In a recent article published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, lead researcher Anjana E. Sharma,...

Geisinger Patient-Centered Medical Home Cuts Care Costs by 9%

by Jennifer Bresnick

The debate over the true value of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues with a new study by Geisinger Health System, which indicates that the comprehensive care framework may be able to reduce the total costs of patient care by nearly...

ACO Success Relies on Population Health Management Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers who wish to succeed as accountable care organizations have to address a lengthy checklist of tasks, strategies, and technologies long before they can hope to accrue shared savings from Medicare or a private payer.  Developing...

3 Key Steps to Achieve Scalable Population Health Management

by Sara Heath

A thriving and scalable population health management strategy relies on patient risk stratification, care coordination, and data-driven approaches to care, says the recent PwC report, Population Health: Scaling Up. According to the report, population...

NIH Grants $11.6M for Precision Medicine, Care Disparities Work

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are helping to advance precision medicine and improve care disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups with a new five-year award. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami, and...

Slavitt Urges Medicaid Big Data Analytics, SaaS Development

by Jennifer Bresnick

The nation’s fifty-six Medicaid agencies are in need of a big data analytics makeover, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt said in a blog post this week, and Silicon Valley developers are in the perfect position to help.  As Medicaid...

Population Health Management Tool Wins Data Sharing Prize

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Two physicians and Clinical Informatics Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have won the top prize from the de Beaumont Foundation’s  “Closing the Data Divide” Virtual Challenge for the development...

Big Data Analytics Can Bring Visibility, Value to Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is often criticized for being ploddingly slow to innovate, reluctant to embrace new technologies, and unable to keep pace with quality measures and payment reforms intended to improve the quality of care.  The degree...

Do Providers Apply Population Health Management Inconsistently?

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is significant variation in the way individual practices select high-risk patients for participation in care management and population health management programs, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care,...

Mental Health Care Disparities Impact Population Health

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Some of the biggest challenges that healthcare providers face when developing effective population health management strategies include racial and ethnic care disparities and integrating mental and physical health. Based on the finds of a new...

Patient Engagement, Population Health Are Key to ACO Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is no standard recipe for success when it comes to developing an accountable care organization that can earn incentives through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  The chequered history of the initiative, which has faced an...

CDC: Poor Antibiotic Stewardship Puts Patient Safety at Risk

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Healthcare providers could be jeopardizing patient safety and hospital quality by over-prescribing antibiotics. Despite warnings that inappropriate antibiotic use could lead to antibiotic resistance and superbugs, the Centers for Disease Control...

Home Interventions Boost Asthma Chronic Disease Management

by Jacqueline Belliveau

When it comes to effective chronic disease management, healthcare providers and medical researchers may need to refocus their efforts on how quality care can extend beyond the hospital walls, especially for racial minorities and socioeconomically...

Could Blockchain Control Population Health Management Costs?

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry continues its journey from volume to value, payers and providers alike are continually seeking new strategies to contain costs, improve outcomes, and rise to the challenges of population health management.  Diabetes,...

CMS Innovation Awards Promote Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management is taking center stage at the CMS Innovation Center’s Health Care Innovation Awards, an initiative designed to test new payment and delivery models that might hold the key to bringing higher quality healthcare...

EHR Analytics Advance Population Health Management of the Flu

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Many healthcare providers and researchers often wonder how to leverage large volumes of big data to improve population health management programs, such as flu surveillance initiatives. A recent study published in Scientific Reports found that...

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