Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Epic Systems Wins Best Overall Health IT Suite in KLAS Rankings

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic Systems has extended its “Best in KLAS” winning streak yet again after being named the top Overall Software Suite by the ranking company for the seventh consecutive year.  The Verona, Wisconsin electronic health record and...

Which Population Health Companies Get Top Marks for Value?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Investing in a population health management system is a big financial and cultural commitment for most healthcare organizations, and not one to be undertaken lightly.  With workflow worries, integration concerns, and data integrity issues...

Gates Foundation Grants $279M to UW Population Health Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to invest $279 million in the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to build on the school’s population health management research efforts....

44% of Payers, Providers Find Population Health Tools Effective

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management tools are getting a high approval rating from 44 percent of the payers and healthcare providers as they slowly embrace value-based payments and a more coordinated, preventive approach to patient care. Population health...

Population Health Cuts Native American Kidney Disease by 54%

by Thomas Beaton

The rate of kidney failure in Native American adults with diabetes has dropped by 54 percent between 1996 and 2013 thanks to the implementation of proactive, patient-centered population health management programs, said the Centers for Disease...

Online Population Health Tool Illuminates Socioeconomic Factors

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare stakeholders looking for insight into the socioeconomic and environmental factors impacting the wellbeing of their populations can now turn to the City Health Dashboard, an online tool detailing the challenges of urban patients. Developed...

Avoidable Admissions for Long-Term Care Dual Eligibles Down 31%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Avoidable hospital admissions for long-term care residents eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid have dropped by 31 percent over the past five years thanks to improvements in patient safety and the adoption of population health management techniques....

CMS Releases Medicare Opioid Prescribing Maps, Data Resources

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is continuing its data transparency push by releasing interactive, online visualizations of Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rates.  The map and accompanying datasets include prescribing information...

IoT, Analytics, HIM Push Healthcare IT VC Market Past $5B

by Jennifer Bresnick

Venture capital investors are seeing major opportunities to support innovations that connect patients, providers, and their data more efficiently, says Mercom Capital Group in its annual healthcare IT investment report. Health information management...

Population Health, Big Data Strategies Could Reduce $2B Waste

by Jennifer Bresnick

The employer-based health insurance industry leaks approximately $2 billion each year due to wasteful or preventable spending across the care continuum, according to a new report by the American Health Policy Institute (AHPI).  But a population...

Finding the Value in the IoT, Patient-Generated Health Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) is one of the most important sources of information for clinical decision-making, yet many healthcare organizations struggle to define the term, let alone to collect, analyze, and use the information for quality...

IBM Watson Health, FDA Partner for EHR, IoT Blockchain Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson Health and the FDA have announced a new partnership aimed at applying blockchain technology to the challenges of securely exchanging big data across the care continuum.  The two-year research initiative will explore blockchain’s...

Challenges of Applying Predictive Analytics to Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are starting to become very familiar with the notion that data analytics can help to drive more informed clinical decision making, but organizations are largely still struggling to implement and leverage the big data tools...

CMS: Patient-Centered Care Strategies Can Combat Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

A concerted, industry-wide effort to curb the impacts of opioid abuse on millions of Americans must start with taking a hard look at prescribing practices and focusing more intently on personalized patient-centered care, CMS said in a blog post...

New Geisinger Med School Has Population Health, Genomics Focus

by Thomas Beaton

To ring in the New Year, Geisinger Health System CEO Dr. David T. Feinberg announced the opening of The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA, at 12:01 AM. The school debuts with programs that focus on improving community...

Epic, Cerner Get Middling Marks on Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite their dominance in the electronic health record market, providers seeking for comprehensive population health management solutions may not get the best bargain out of an Epic Systems or Cerner Corporation product, according to a new report...

Research Collaboration to Use Big Data for Diabetes Prevention

by Thomas Beaton

In an effort to improve the treatment and understanding of type 2 diabetes in various patient populations, a new collaboration between the Indiana Bioscience Research Institute (IBRI), Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Diagnostics, the Regenstrief...

Healthcare Internet of Things to Experience Exponential Growth

by Thomas Beaton

An increasing interest in healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that can foster patient engagement and improve patient management is likely to grow the global smart healthcare market into a $169.32 billion opportunity, according to...

HHS Taps 8 States for Behavioral Healthcare Integration Demo

by Jennifer Bresnick

Continuing its push to improve the overall health of vulnerable populations by integrating physical and behavioral healthcare, HHS has announced that eight states will participate in its newest care coordination effort. The two-year Certified...

Dental Care is the Missing Piece of Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The care continuum may be drawing closer together as value-based care creates new business cases for population health management, yet one segment of the healthcare delivery system has been chronically left out of the loop.  Though they...

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