Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Quality Of Care

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Physicians and Health IT Pros

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s that time of the year again: time to finish up the last of the Christmas cookies, regret making plans to attend an overpriced New Year’s Eve event, and scribble down those resolutions you absolutely, positively, definitely promise...

176M May Be Covered by Accountable Care Organizations by 2020

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have quickly become one of the industry’s most successful strategies for enlisting providers in value-based reimbursement arrangements, and have rapidly brought significant changes to population health...

EHR Use, Big Data Analytics Help Hospitals Earn Top EMRAM Marks

by Jennifer Bresnick

Advanced use of electronic health records to improve patient safety, care coordination, HIE, and provider productivity is the hallmark of the upper echelons of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) score, and a number of hospitals have proved...

Genomics, Big Data Bring Precision Medicine to Pediatric Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine techniques, including next-generation genomic sequencing, have the potential to revolutionize the development of treatments for seriously ill patients across the spectrum of clinical care.  From neurodegenerative diseases...

CMS Details MACRA, MIPS Accountable Care Quality Metrics

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is bringing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) one step closer to its 2019 implementation date by providing the industry with a timeline for the development of quality metrics and other measures that will gauge provider performance...

Kaiser Permanente Targets Population Health with New Med School

by Jennifer Bresnick

Not content with being one of the nation’s largest healthcare provider systems and a key innovator in the health IT space, Kaiser Permanente is taking its leadership role one step further by opening up a new medical school, officials announced...

Can Population Health Management Succeed Without IT Support?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are rapidly embracing the principles behind coordinated population health management, but few providers who claim to have such programs in place have adopted a dedicated health IT solution to help them identify, treat,...

5 Questions to Prep for Healthcare Big Data Analytics in 2016

by Jennifer Bresnick

2015 may have been a big year for healthcare big data analytics, but the next twelve months are likely to bring even greater challenges for organizations investing in improved patient care quality strategies while seeking a competitive edge over...

50M Patients Will Access Open EHR Notes with New Partnership

by Jennifer Bresnick

Fifty million patients across the nation will soon have access to more of their electronic health record information thanks to a $10 million joint initiative between the Cambia Health Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Peterson Center...

23% of Hospitals See Payment Cuts for Patient Safety, HACs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient safety deficiencies and high rates of hospital acquired conditions (HACs) have led CMS to cut reimbursement rates for 758 hospitals, representing 22.9 percent of the 3308 organizations subject to the HAC Reduction Program.  Fiscal...

Bringing the Patient Voice into an Accountable Care Organization

by Shanti Wilson

While the growth rate of accountable care organizations (ACOs) has slowed over the past two years, and despite several departures from Medicare’s Pioneer ACO program, approximately 70 percent of the US population live in areas served by...

Can Patient Portals Provide Options for Mental Healthcare?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers searching for better ways to make behavioral and mental healthcare available to their patients may not need to look much further than their own computer screens.  As online portals and secure messaging tools become more commonplace,...

EHR Use, Population Health Lessons from a Davies Award Winner

by Jennifer Bresnick

HealthNet, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Indiana, is a recipient of this year’s HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence, a program that recognizes outstanding improvement in patient care, outcomes, EHR adoption,...

Coordinated Care Mentality Linked to Higher EHR Adoption Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that employ advanced practice providers (APPs) like nurse practitioners and physician assistants were more likely to have adopted electronic health records and advanced care coordination technologies, according to a study...

Physicians, Lawmakers Rally to Retool Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

The year may be winding down as the healthcare industry approaches the holidays, but providers, lawmakers, and advocacy groups are not easing up on the pressure to hit the brakes on Stage 3 meaningful use.  The last step of the EHR Incentive...

Is Population Health Management Paying Off for Diabetes?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Centers for Disease Control released some unusual news this week.  The number of new cases of Type 2 diabetes is starting to exhibit definite signs of a downward trend, even as population health management programs become more and more...

Hospital Acquired Conditions, Patient Safety Hold Steady in 2014

by Jennifer Bresnick

Key hospital quality and patient safety metrics, including the rates of hospital acquired conditions (HACs), certain infections, and adverse drug events (ADEs), have not seen significant change from 2013 to 2014.  However, these events remain...

Just 30% of Mentally Ill Patients Screened for Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

Adults suffering from severe mental illnesses are rarely screened for chronic diseases including Type 2 diabetes, according to a new research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this month.  Just 30...

DOD Meets Electronic Health Record Interoperability Goal

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Defense has hit a major milestone in its ongoing pursuit of EHR interoperability, officials announced this week, by successfully standing up the Joint Legacy Viewer (JLV), a web-based tool that allows clinicians to see records...

AMA Tackles EHR Usability, Physician Burnout, Meaningful Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association has a lot on its plate as it enters 2016, a year in which the powerhouse organization hopes to solve pressing concerns over EHR usability, widespread physician burnout, and the challenging pace of meaningful use....

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