Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

NH Population Health Management Program Cuts Overdoses by 34%

by Jennifer Bresnick

A population health management program in Nashua, New Hampshire that focuses on care coordination for substance abuse patients has reduced overdoses and fatalities in the region by 34 percent while saving nearly $2 million in utilization costs....

CMS Picks Care Coordination Hubs for Accountable Health Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS has selected 32 participants for its Accountable Health Communities (AHC) program, an effort to improve care coordination and address the socioeconomic determinates of health for vulnerable Medicare and Medicaid populations. The five-year...

NCQA Revamps Patient-Centered Medical Home to Ease Adoption

by Jennifer Bresnick

NCQA has announced a redesign of its popular patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition program that will lower the burdens of adoption and upkeep for primary care providers. The new patient-centered medical home process promotes flexibility...

Population Health Management Could Cut US Disability Spending

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare providers, insurance companies, and government agencies search for more creative ways to reduce spending on public and private benefits programs, they may not have to look much further than the basics of population health management....

Web-Based Health Risk Assessments Accurately Flag Depression

by Jennifer Bresnick

Web-based health risk assessments (HRAs) are an accurate and cost-effective way to screen patients for depression, finds a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, allowing healthcare providers to proactively stratify high-risk...

IBM Watson Gets SNOMED CT Infusion to Enhance Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson is continuing its extensive medical education by adopting the SNOMED-CT clinical concept coding system to enhance its machine learning and data analytics.  The partnership between IBM Watson Health and SNOMED International, the...

CT Medical Society Announces New Health Information Exchange

by Jennifer Bresnick

Three years after Connecticut shut down its attempt at a regional health information exchange, the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) is taking another crack at improving interoperability and data analytics across the state – but this...

Big Data Analytics Link Economic Wellness to Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health and economic prosperity are intrinsically linked, according to a new nationwide analysis from the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, giving healthcare providers an even greater incentive to deliver holistic, preventive...

ACP: Use Population Health to Combat Opioids, Substance Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry must collaborate with the broader public health community to take a population health management approach to combating opioid misuse and substance abuse, states the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new position...

Lack of Talent, Direction Afflict Healthcare Data Analytics Plans

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are eager to dive into big data analytics projects that improve clinical quality and reduce inefficiencies, but a chronic lack of qualified talent, concerns about interoperability, and uncertainty over where to start...

30-Day Patient Mortality Rates Drop During Hospital Inspections

by Jennifer Bresnick

30-day patient mortality rates notably drop in hospitals experiencing surprise quality inspections conducted by The Joint Commission (TJC), says an article from JAMA Internal Medicine, indicating that clinicians may not always be on their absolute...

YMCA Diabetes Management Program Saves $1100 per Patient a Year

by Jennifer Bresnick

The YMCA may not be a traditional healthcare provider, but its widely acclaimed diabetes management program sets a good example for organizations seeking innovative ways to boost patients’ chronic care skills while cutting costs. The program,...

AHA Debuts Cloud-Based Cardiac Precision Medicine Data Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced the launch of its cloud-based precision medicine analytics platform, which will allow researchers to access large volumes of patient data on cardiovascular conditions and stroke. The Association...

SAMHSA Offers $142.9M in Grants for Substance Abuse Programs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently taking applications for participation in a new grant program that will offer up to $142.9 million to population health management programs looking to address...

PGHD, Genomic Data Predicted to Power Clinical Decision Support

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) and individualized genomics are expected to become two of the most impactful data sources for clinical decision support, population health management, and care coordination over the next five years, according...

Communities Tackle Opioid Abuse with EHRs, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The opioid abuse epidemic continues to ravage communities across the nation despite increased attention to physician prescribing habits, unauthorized drug access, and population health management strategies intended to reduce misuse of addictive...

Unfiltered EHR Data Overloads Physicians, Perpetuates Burnout

by Jennifer Bresnick

Interoperability and seamless data exchange are all the rage among regulators and vendors looking to give providers every decision-making advantage they can.  From meaningful use and MACRA to 21st Century Cures, CommonWell, and Carequality,...

Incomplete Population Health Data Exacerbates Care Disparities

by Jennifer Bresnick

Managed care policymakers do not have access to enough clean, complete, and accurate socioeconomic and population health data on the millions of patients depending on public insurance programs for care, according to a new article in Health Affairs....

New Population Health Strategies Needed in $42.5B IT Market

by Jennifer Bresnick

Over the next five years, the population health management technology market is predicted to grow into a $42.54 billion opportunity, according to a Research and Markets report, but healthcare providers will need to adopt new care strategies at...

Chronic Care Management Improves Pediatric Outcomes by 20%

by Jennifer Bresnick

A comprehensive chronic care management program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCH) helped to significant raise performance on certain pediatric outcome measures and streamline quality improvement, says an article published in the Joint...

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