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PCORI Offers $70M for Population Health Management Research


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $70 million in new funding for research initiatives to improve population health management. The funding will support the implementation of nine research projects involving...

Cognitive State Impacts Chronic Disease Management, Readmissions


A patient’s cognitive impairment level is one of the key indicators that he or she may be headed for a preventable hospital readmission due to inadequate chronic disease management, says a new study published in the American Journal of...

Four Population Health Management Steps for Safety Net Patients


Achieving the Triple Aim of healthcare starts with a firm foundation in patient-centered population health management, which can help to improve patient satisfaction and lower unnecessary spending.  But providers across the care continuum,...

How Accountable Care Impacts Population Health Management


It’s no secret that value-based reimbursement and population health management go hand-in-hand as two of the primary drivers of quality reform, but it hasn’t always been easy to get providers to embrace the risk involved in making...

Healthcare Internet of Things, EHR Markets to See Rapid Growth


The healthcare IT systems market looks like it will see growth during the next five years, as population health management, the healthcare Internet of Things, and the EHR markets all expect at least a modest compound annual growth rate in the...

Patient Engagement Must Be Top Priority for Quality Healthcare


Healthcare organizations shouldn’t spend all their time developing sophisticated health information exchange networks that connect clinicians without sparing a thought for how patients will be able to access the wealth of electronic data...

ECRI: Healthcare Internet of Things to Boost Population Health


Some of the upcoming healthcare trends for 2016 could bring major improvements to population health management. The healthcare Internet of Things may play a major role in the continued improvement of population health management strategies in...

Safety Net Population Health Management Means Doing More with Less


For healthcare organizations of any size, type, and specialty, every dollar always counts.  The immutable bottom line regulates all activities, from technology purchases to staff salaries to what gets served in the cafeteria each day. ...

How the Patient-Centered Medical Home “Repackages” Primary Care


The healthcare industry operates in a unique economic niche where the “what you see is what you get” principle that governs most other consumer interactions only vaguely applies.  Patients often walk into the consult room with...

Why Mental Healthcare is Key to Population Health Management


There is an odd division in the healthcare world that creates an unfortunate schism between the clinical care of a patient and his mental and behavioral wellbeing.  Even as population health management programs grow and expand, forging new...

HHS, CMS Announce Accountable Care Organization Growth Plans


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) accountable care organization (ACO) programs are growing larger than ever before, according to a press release from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The programs will...

RAND: Patient-Centered Medical Home May Cost $147K Per Year


Are the potential savings and patient care benefits of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) worth the costs?  RAND Corporation is weighing in on the eternal debate over the benefits and drawbacks of implementing the innovative care framework...

CMS Offers $157M to Fund Community Population Health Management


Recognizing the need to integrate the social and community needs of patients into population health management on a broader scale, CMS has announced a new $157 million funding opportunity to bolster innovative strategies for helping to address...

Just 8.3% of Safety Net Patients Receive Hepatitis C Screenings


Only 8.3 percent of eligible patients seen at safety net community health centers receive appropriate screenings for the hepatitis C virus, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA),...

Claims Big Data Analytics Flags Medication Non-Adherence Rates


Claims data is often cited as a goldmine for emerging big data analytics strategies, due to their comprehensive and generally standardized nature.  Coupled with diagnostic information and clinical notes found in EHRs, researchers can fill...

176M May Be Covered by Accountable Care Organizations by 2020


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...

Online Patient Engagement Spikes When High Costs Are Involved


Patients who are financially responsibile for high out-of-pocket costs are significantly more likely to choose email and other online patient engagement methods over an expensive office visit to contact providers about their health concerns,...

53% of Patients Say They Cannot Access Their EHR Data Online


Despite the widespread adoption of electronic health records and a nationwide push to engage patients through online portals, fifty-three percent of patients participating in a new HealthMine poll do not have online access to all their EHR data,...

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for the Healthcare Big Data Analytics Pro


There may be only a few short hours left until Amazon stops guaranteeing deliveries by Christmas Day, but that’s still plenty of time to scratch the last few items off your list.  Ergonomic keyboards for your medical coders? ...

Establishing the Basis for Accountable Care Organization Success


Care management is the key to ACO success, but many healthcare organizations overlook the most fundamental factor in care coordination…an advanced system of primary care! ACO models involve many varied elements of care management, but...


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