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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...

How Big Data Leads to Precision Population Health Management

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While the concept of population health management focuses on creating relatively large cohorts of patients in need of a specific set of services, the ultimate aim of taking a macro view of patient care is to develop a highly personalized experience....

CMS Diabetes Prevention Program Cuts Spending, Boosts Outcomes

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A comprehensive chronic disease management program that focuses on preventative care for diabetes and prediabetes is a successful way to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, HHS announced this week, and should be implemented in communities...

Can Syncing Prescription Pickups Reduce Medication Nonadherence?

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Pharmacies which use medication synchronization programs to reduce medication non-adherence need to carefully consider how best to implement their programs in order to produce positive results for all of their patients, according to a recent...

5 Ways to Turn Chronic Disease Management Knowledge into Action

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In order to cut the skyrocketing costs of chronic disease management and reduce the burdens of diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other conditions on the patient population, providers must take advantage of opportunities to translate the healthcare...

Early Follow-Up Cardiac Care Cuts 30-Day Readmissions by 19%

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Patients who follow up with their care providers within one week of ending a hospital stay for heart failure are 19 percent less likely to experience a 30-day readmission than patients who are left alone for longer periods.  "Heart...

AMGA Launches Chronic Disease Management Goals for Diabetes

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The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Foundation recently launched the Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign, an initiative to improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes in the United States. The program is a three-year national...

3 Population Health Management Strategies to Cut Health Costs

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As the healthcare industry continues to grapple with exceptionally high costs, providers are increasingly turning to population health management strategies to try to alleviate some financial pressure. Population health management has many benefits...

Medication Nonadherence Challenges 70% of Statin Patients

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Statins are one of the most common therapies prescribed for managing high cholesterol in patients, and when used properly, they can be a very effective way to reduce the risk of adverse cardiac events for high-risk individuals.  However,...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Wins $100K for Medicaid Work

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Hearst Health and the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University recently announced that Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) has won the inaugural Hearst Health Prize of $100,000 for their population health management...

Health IT Orgs Pledge More Data Sharing for Patient Safety

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Close to fifty healthcare information technology organizations have signed the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Open Data Pledge, according to a press release. The Open Data Pledge aims to encourage healthcare technology companies to...

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