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CVS Health Launches Pharmacy-Based Diabetes Management Program

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Patients in search of better diabetes management skills will be able to take advantage of advanced data analytics, connected devices, and personalized coaching to cultivate self-care competencies at CVS Health pharmacies.  The retail chain...

4 Partnership Steps for Addressing Social Determinates of Health

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A successful population health management program must be built on strong, engaging, and collaborative community partnerships in order to tackle the social determinates of health for needy patients, says a new report by the Advisory Board Company....

Groups Laud Health IT, Public Health Clauses of 21st Century Cures Act

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UPDATE: President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law on December 13, 2016. The 21st Century Cures Act may have been primarily billed as a research stimulus package aimed at expanding the nation’s investment in precision medicine...

Patient-Reported Outcomes Use Relies on Health IT Usability

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While patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data may not detract from primary patient care, it also might not help, says a study recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care. In order to make PROs more useful for outcomes, health IT developers...

Provider Experience, Chronic Disease Impact PCMH Referral Rates

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Patients with common chronic diseases, as well as those seen by less experienced providers, are more likely to receive specialty referrals than others being treated within the patient-centered medical home environment, according to an article...

“Big Data Spokes” Tackle Population Health with IoT, Informatics

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Using $10 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation, four regional consortia of academic institutions across the nation will utilize big data analytics, informatics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT)...

AHA Details Survival Strategies for Urban, Rural Hospitals

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The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities has released a new report outlining population health strategies and best practices to ensure that patients in rural and inner city areas...

CMS Equity Plan Promotes Data Analytics, Population Health

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Reducing socioeconomic health disparities and encouraging providers to leverage population health management and data analytics in pursuit of better patient outcomes are two of the major goals of CMS’ ongoing Equity Plan for Improving Quality...

Surgeon General, Healthcare Orgs Pledge to Tackle Opioid Abuse

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Healthcare stakeholders are coming together in the fight to overcome opioid abuse, one of the most significant public health crises to hit the nation in recent memory.  Claiming dozens of lives each day, opioid abuse often begins with a...

Prioritizing Preventive Value-Based Care with Big Data Analytics

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The old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is nowhere more applicable than in the primary care setting, where healthcare organizations moving to value-based care arrangements are eagerly seeking data-driven...

Value-Based Care Starts with Basic Population Health Management

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Healthcare organizations and their payer partners are learning very quickly that the transition from volume to value-based care is significantly more complicated than signing on the dotted line to switch reimbursement rates from one payment model...

Retail Clinics May Expand Access to Care, But Don’t Cut ED Costs

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Retail clinics have often been floated as a lower-cost alternative to emergency department visits for patients with minor complaints, but a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine indicates that patients might not really be trading the...

AMA Renews Commitment to Public Health after Election Results

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Despite the “anxiety” and “dollop of dread” likely resulting from this November’s Presidential election, the American Medical Association will continue its fight to improve public health, educate providers about...

Large Patient-Centered Medical Homes Employ More Care Coordinators

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Larger primary care practices and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are significantly more likely to have the resources and skills to offer population health management programs and employ dedicated care coordination staff, according to...

MA Medicaid Embraces Accountable Care, Population Health Models

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MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program has received a CMS waiver allowing providers to significantly expand participation in accountable care organizations and innovative integrated delivery models focused on population health management....

How Population Health in Med School Preps Docs for Value-Based Care

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The healthcare industry is a curious mix of cutting-edge innovation and deeply entrenched traditions. Staggeringly complex surgical technologies, electronic health records, and interventions tailored to each patient’s unique DNA live side-by-side...

Medicare Bolsters Population Health Focus with Payment Changes

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Medicare will be making additional funding opportunities available for physicians who engage in care coordination and population health management strategies that improve the delivery of primary and mental healthcare, CMS announced this week....

AMA: Med School Must Include Population Health, EHRs, Big Data

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The American Medical Association is urging medical schools to use a new textbook to train fledgling physicians in population health management, clinical informatics, and electronic health record use in an effort to prepare the workforce for a...

AMA, MSMS Partnership Promotes Diabetes Management in Michigan

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The American Medical Association and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) are teaming up to improve diabetes management and prevent the development of chronic disease in pre-diabetic patients.  The partnership will attempt to reach approximately...

ACOs Lack Resources, Skills for Population Health Management

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Accountable care organizations are having difficulty developing and deploying successful population health management programs due to the underlying challenges of coordinating with community services and accessing the resources required to deliver...

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