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Could Blockchain Control Population Health Management Costs?

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As the healthcare industry continues its journey from volume to value, payers and providers alike are continually seeking new strategies to contain costs, improve outcomes, and rise to the challenges of population health management.  Diabetes,...

Primary Care Access Aids Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

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As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care, more providers are putting primary care physicians at the center of chronic disease management programs. However, many physicians wonder how to reach out and provide quality care for...

CMS Innovation Awards Promote Population Health Management

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Population health management is taking center stage at the CMS Innovation Center’s Health Care Innovation Awards, an initiative designed to test new payment and delivery models that might hold the key to bringing higher quality healthcare...

EHR Analytics Advance Population Health Management of the Flu

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Many healthcare providers and researchers often wonder how to leverage large volumes of big data to improve population health management programs, such as flu surveillance initiatives. A recent study published in Scientific Reports found that...

Population Health Management More Complex for Rural Children

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Healthcare organizations may need to reevaluate their population health management strategies when it comes to children who live in rural areas. A recent study in the May edition of Pediatrics found that rural children are more likely to develop...

Early Screenings Boost Hepatitis C Chronic Disease Management

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Healthcare providers may be wasting their resources on healthcare initiatives focused on screening at-risk populations for specific diseases if comprehensive chronic disease management programs are not in place for the same conditions, reported...

UMMC to Open Population Health Management School by 2017

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced that it intends to open a new school dedicated to population health management in 2017. Earlier this month, the State Institutions of Higher Learning gave permission to UMMC to...

mHealth Messages Improve Diabetes Chronic Disease Management

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A recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that brief automated messages can significantly improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes patients, especially in regards to glycemic control. After employing automated...

Can a 4-Question Survey Improve Chronic Disease Management?

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A simple patient survey with no more than four questions may be all it takes to help providers get a handle on basic chronic disease management, according to a new study backed by a cross-industry collaboration. The Healthy Days survey, developed...

NIH Addresses Socioeconomic Disparities in Patient Outcomes

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the launch of a population health management initiative to foster research and spread awareness of racial and ethnic disparities in patient outcomes of surgical care. NIH’s National...

PCMHs, ACOs More Likely to Use EHRs for Population Health

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A new survey published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care found that providers who had adopted EHRs in 2012 were significantly more likely than non-users to engage in population health management, patient communication, and care...

More Hospitals Investing in Population Health Management Tools

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As the healthcare system transitions to value-based care, healthcare providers are reporting that population health management strategies are influencing quality care through retail care, health IT solutions, and improvements to supply chain...

Examining the Challenges of Medicare Chronic Disease Management

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Chronic disease management is one of the healthcare system’s greatest challenges, sapping billions of dollars from payers, patients, and providers each year.  Managing the complex needs of patients with diabetes, heart failure, asthma,...

CMS Unveils Value-Based Patient-Centered Primary Care Model

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model, a new multi-payer patient-centered primary care model which aims to allow providers to deliver flexible, individualized care...

Tailored Web-Based Tools Boost Population Health Management

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According to a recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, tailored web-based interventions for multiple health behaviors can help healthcare providers achieve population health management goals. Researchers found that individuals...

Breaking Down the Basics of Population Health Management

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Population health management may be one of the trendiest terms to hit the healthcare scene as the industry works through its myriad reform efforts, but it’s also one of the most elusive.  Used to describe everything from basic team-based...

Mental Health Top Priority for Population Health Management

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Population health management aims to provide patient-centered and value-based care to improve the patient outcomes of a particular group. But could population health management goals be undermined if healthcare providers do not have access to...

Pharmacy Interventions May Improve Medication Adherence Rates

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Medication adherence interventions that take place at a patient’s retail pharmacy may be able to help patients stay on track with their therapies and reduce the number of preventable hospitalizations, according to a new study in the journal...

CMS Seeks Participants to Take the Million Hearts Challenge

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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...

Preventable Diabetes Care Costs Total $16 Billion Per Year

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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...

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