Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Applications Close Sept. 15

by Nathan Boroyan

The online application for practices interested in participating in the new value-based care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), will close at 11:59pm ET on Thursday night, Sept. 15, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)...

Value Proposition Hard to Find for Care Coordination Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers may be having a hard time justifying the time and expense required to implement care coordination tools due to the relatively limited value proposition for investment and persistent gaps in knowledge about patient management,...

Care Coordination, Medication Adherence Key to Diabetes Care

by Nathan Boroyan

Rising costs, fragmented care, and limited intervention strategies have led to poor medication adherence among patients with diabetes. But a new report from the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) says coordinated care and lower...

What Does “Pick Your Own Pace” MACRA Mean for Data Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Breaking news from CMS doesn’t always make the healthcare industry very happy, but Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt unveiled a pleasant surprise for providers late last week by announcing increased flexibility for participating in MACRA....

CMS Seeks Providers for Socioeconomic Population Health Program

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is continuing to promote the importance of addressing the socioeconomic determinates of health in population health management programs by revamping the participation criteria for its Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model. The program...

Cancer Moonshot Unveils 10 Big Data Tasks for Curing Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics, increased patient participation, and more sophisticated attacks on the root causes of cancer must combine with well-funded research opportunities to help the healthcare industry defeat the deadly threat of cancer, says the...

19 States to Receive CDC Funding to Improve Population Health

by Nathan Boroyan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced funding for 19 state-based Disability and Health Programs geared towards identifying population health pain points and implementing a set of best practices to improve the...

EHR Adoption, Population Health a Struggle for Rural Providers

by Sheri Stoltenberg

Rural and small hospitals often face a lack of resources, limited budgets and competition from larger healthcare organizations and accountable care organizations. These organizations also endure pressure to electronically modernize services for...

CMS Reform Model Fosters Care Coordination, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A CMS evaluation of the second year of the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative shows that the healthcare reform program may be starting to bear fruit in the realms of care coordination, value-based reimbursement, and overall population health...

High-Need Patients a Challenge for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients with functional limitations that keep them from living independently are a major challenge for providers focused on population health management, according to a new Commonwealth Fund data brief, especially because these patients incur...

Integrated Care Delivery May Bring Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

by Nathan Boroyan

Integrated care delivery in a team-based primary care setting has the potential to provide better patient outcomes, fewer hospital visits and lower costs, according to a 10-year study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare. Published in the Journal...

Baltimore Population Health Plan Focuses on Racial Disparities

by Jennifer Bresnick

Baltimore’s struggles with racial inequality have been a fixture in national headlines in recent months, and its troubling population health disparities form a significant part of the problem.  In order to address the stark differences...

Big Data Could Hold Key to Improving Vaccinations Rates

by Nathan Boroyan

With flu season fast approaching, a new initiative focused on improving adult vaccination rates is turning to big data to discover the most helpful patient engagement strategies for primary care providers to deliver preventative care. The Adult...

Digital Chronic Disease Management Boosts Diabetes Self-Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using digital health tools to promote self-care may be an effective way to improve chronic disease management programs aimed at diabetes, says a new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  A six-week workshop that includes...

Patient-Centered Medical Home May Improve Safety Net Care

by Nathan Boroyan

Establishing a patient-centered medical home model in safety net clinics may lead to more primary care visits and less emergency department use among Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed...

UT Southwestern Receives $9.6M Precision Medicine Research Grant

by Nathan Boroyan

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded the University of Texas $9.6 million to the University of Texas Southwestern for six new precision medicine research projects aiming to address the origins and treatments...

CDC Focuses on Patient Safety with Expanded Sepsis Education

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are putting a spotlight on patient safety in its newest Vital Signs report, which highlights the dangers of sepsis, an often-deadly infection that may be more insidious than previously thought....

Project to Develop EHR Toolkit to Stem Readmissions

by Nathan Boroyan

About 95 percent of U.S. hospitals use electronic health records (EHR) for population health management, but the technology has yet to realize its full potential. A team from the Dartmouth Institute is working to change that. Led by Dartmouth...

1304 Health Centers Share $100M in Quality Improvement Funds

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 1300 health centers across the country will be splitting $100 million in HHS grant funding to drive quality improvements, health IT adoption, and other patient-centered practice transformation efforts.  The grants, announced last...

Regional Variation Points Out Value of Antibiotic Stewardship

by Nathan Boroyan

Health plans are not exhibiting uniformly high rates of performance on clinical quality measures related to antibiotic use, according to a new study from the American Journal of Managed Care, indicating an increased need for standardized antibiotic...

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