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CMS Revamps Team-Based Home Care Program for Elderly Patients

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As the nation’s patient population continues to trend older and care coordination becomes increasingly important for participation in value-based care programs, CMS is taking some time to tweak one of its team-based home care initiatives....

Open Population Health Analytics Flag Philly Health Disparities

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The City of Philadelphia has released an online, freely available population health analytics application that highlights health disparities and socioeconomic determinates of health at a neighborhood level.  The Community Health Explorer...

Synchronized Pick-Up Boosts Medication Adherence Up to 13%

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Patients who are able to collect all their prescriptions during a single trip to the pharmacy are up to thirteen percent more likely to demonstrate acceptable medication adherence, says a new study published in Health Affairs.  The research,...

Using Claims, Lab, and Clinical Analytics to Discover Diabetics

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Combining and normalizing data from numerous, disparate sources to effectively manage population health across the spectrum of care is necessary, yet presents us with significant challenges today. Through industry innovation and collaboration...

CMS Seeks Providers for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting applications for practices to participate in its new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) delivery model. According to a press release, the agency is looking for approximately...

AMA, Intermountain Form Real-Time Data Partnership for Diabetes

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The American Medical Association, Intermountain Healthcare, and Omada Health have announced a new data-driven chronic disease management and prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.  The patient-centered program...

FCC Plans to Map Broadband Access to Aid Chronic Disease Care

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking an analytical approach to understanding the broadband infrastructure needs of healthcare organizations and their patients.  A new broadband health mapping tool will allow stakeholders...

In-Hospital Prescriptions Boost Medication Adherence by 29%

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Making medications available at the point of care can improve medication adherence rates by up to 29 percent, according to recent research published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study involved an analysis of diabetic Medicare...

HHS Targets Population Health, Big Data with $36M in Grants

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More than a thousand primary care and safety net providers in forty-one states and Puerto Rico will benefit from $36 million in health IT development funding doled out by the Department of Health and Human Services this month.  The grants...

CMS Selects 516 Orgs for Population Health Management Program

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According to a recent announcement, CMS has selected 516 participants to join the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, a five-year population health management initiative designed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among...

$335K Grant Supports Chronic Disease Management for Lupus

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A $335,000 grant from the HHS Office of Minority Health will help the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) strengthen its chronic disease management programs for patients with lupus, the organization announced this week. The Lupus Initiative,...

State-Led Programs Help Meet Population Health Management Goals

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While providers work in the trenches to improve patient outcomes and hospital quality, many states have also established population health management programs to boost the region’s overall healthcare performance. A new online resource from...

Population Health Scorecard Shows Geographical Divides in Quality

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Much of the nation gets a passing grade for care quality, access, and overall population health, according to new data from the Commonwealth Fund, but striking differences in performance, outcomes, and affordability of basic services persist...

Historical Big Data Analytics Study will Examine Dementia

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Kaiser Permanente is reaching back in time with its latest big data analytics research effort aimed at illuminating risk factors associated with brain health and the development of dementia.  Using information from physical exams conducted...

Rural Healthcare Grants Tackle Population Health Management

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Rural healthcare organizations often operate under several major disadvantages compared to their urban and suburban counterparts.  Small facilities with shoestring funding and limited access to advanced care providers and technologies have...

5 Test Cases to Prove the Value of Population Health Management

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Even for the most enthusiastic and forward-thinking healthcare organization, developing robust and impactful population health management programs can be a difficult proposition.  Budget constraints, a lack of commitment from executive leaders,...

Poor Medication Adherence Impacts Close to Half of Diabetics

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Nearly half of Medicare diabetic patients are unable to keep up with recommended medication adherence rates, according to a new report from IMS Health, leading to serious chronic disease complications and millions in preventable spending. Diabetic...

ACC, AHA Update Clinical Quality Measures for Heart Problems

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In an effort to reduce harmful variation in care, prepare providers for pay-for-performance contracting, and aid the development of population health management analytics, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association...

EHR Socioeconomic Data a Must for Population Health Management

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Socioeconomic data that helps to take the “vital signs” of a patient’s community must be integrated into the electronic health record if providers are to have a chance of implementing effective population health management strategies,...

6 Success Factors for Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Homes

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The patient-centered medical home has become a popular and promising framework for improving care coordination, fostering preventative care, and generating better outcomes for patients, including children.  The patient-centered medical home’s...

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