Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

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...

Is Smart Data Better than Bigger Data for Predictive Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes electronic health record data and predictive analytics, according to a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern.  Researchers found that performing analytics with EHR data collected...

PCDC Celebrates Aiding Its 200th Patient-Centered Medical Home

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Two hundred primary care practices have earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition with the help of the non-profit Primary Care Development Corporation, according to a recent press...

MSSP ACOs Need Better Cost Data, Benchmarking for Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations will not be able to succeed long term without access to more detailed, localized, and targeted data sets and refined benchmarking frameworks, state a coalition of professional...

Can Big Data Analytics Improve Medication Non-Adherence?

by Sara Heath

Integrated big data analytics may be the next big thing in mitigating issues with medication non-adherence, according to a new study published in JMIR Medical Informatics. A research team led by Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD, studied a group of Type...

How Big Data Leads to Precision Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the concept of population health management focuses on creating relatively large cohorts of patients in need of a specific set of services, the ultimate aim of taking a macro view of patient care is to develop a highly personalized experience....

CMS Diabetes Prevention Program Cuts Spending, Boosts Outcomes

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A comprehensive chronic disease management program that focuses on preventative care for diabetes and prediabetes is a successful way to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, HHS announced this week, and should be implemented in communities...

Can Syncing Prescription Pickups Reduce Medication Nonadherence?

by Sara Heath

Pharmacies which use medication synchronization programs to reduce medication non-adherence need to carefully consider how best to implement their programs in order to produce positive results for all of their patients, according to a recent...

New York Requires 100% e-Prescribing, But Adds Big Loopholes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The nation’s e-Prescribing networks may be some of the nation’s most successful health information exchange systems, but healthcare providers in New York State are concerned that they may not be able to meet a new requirement to send...

5 Ways to Turn Chronic Disease Management Knowledge into Action

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to cut the skyrocketing costs of chronic disease management and reduce the burdens of diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other conditions on the patient population, providers must take advantage of opportunities to translate the healthcare...

Early Follow-Up Cardiac Care Cuts 30-Day Readmissions by 19%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients who follow up with their care providers within one week of ending a hospital stay for heart failure are 19 percent less likely to experience a 30-day readmission than patients who are left alone for longer periods.  "Heart...

How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Provider Autonomy, Outcomes

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing that the healthcare system has learned since the beginning of the EHR adoption tidal wave, it’s that big data isn’t always better data.  When deployed effectively, big data analytics can deliver staggeringly...

AMGA Launches Chronic Disease Management Goals for Diabetes

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Foundation recently launched the Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign, an initiative to improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes in the United States. The program is a three-year national...

3 Population Health Management Strategies to Cut Health Costs

by Sara Heath

As the healthcare industry continues to grapple with exceptionally high costs, providers are increasingly turning to population health management strategies to try to alleviate some financial pressure. Population health management has many benefits...

Medication Nonadherence Challenges 70% of Statin Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Statins are one of the most common therapies prescribed for managing high cholesterol in patients, and when used properly, they can be a very effective way to reduce the risk of adverse cardiac events for high-risk individuals.  However,...

Medicaid Gets a Big Data Boost with Funding, Analytics Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

While much of the industry’s attention over the past few years has been focused on Medicare and the massive funding opportunities involved in its half of the EHR Incentive Programs, the Medicaid ecosystem has been quietly plugging away...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Wins $100K for Medicaid Work

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Hearst Health and the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University recently announced that Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) has won the inaugural Hearst Health Prize of $100,000 for their population health management...

Quality Metrics, Data Analytics are Top Value-Based Care Fears

by Jennifer Bresnick

“You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” data analytics pros are prone to say, and nowhere is the phrase more appropriate than when discussing the healthcare industry’s transition to value-based care.  As...

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