Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Care Coordination

Real-Time ADT, PDMP Alerts Support Population Health in Rhode Island

September 25, 2018 - A statewide health information exchange (HIE) program in Rhode Island is helping to coordinate care and improve population health management through real-time admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) alerts and prescription drug monitoring messaging. The alerts, which are available to participating providers within ten minutes of a hospital-related event, is actively helping to reduce...


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Cigna Targets Data Analytics Innovation with $250M Venture Fund

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cigna is planning to invest $250 million dollars in a new venture fund that will foster innovations around big data analytics, digital health strategies, and care management improvements. The new Cigna Ventures initiative will allow the...

NJ Hospital Association Launches Big Data Analytics Center

by Jessica Kent

The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has launched a new center that will use big data analytics techniques to identify and address gaps in care. The NJHA Center for Health Analytics, Research, and Transformation (CHART) will apply...

Improving Care Coordination, Data Exchange with Direct Messaging

by Jessica Kent

Meaningful care coordination and more efficient clinical workflows depend on seamless data exchange between primary care providers, specialists, and their patients. While much of the industry has struggled to create sufficient...

$30M in NIH Grants Will Support Population Health Research, Clinical Trials

by Jessica Kent

NIH’s Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory has announced five new research awards to assist health systems in conducting large-scale clinical trial studies focused on population health research, care coordination, and...

4 Natural Language Processing Use Cases for Healthcare Orgs

by Jessica Kent

The rise of big data in the healthcare industry is setting the stage for natural language processing (NLP) and other artificial intelligence tools to assist with improving the delivery of care.   NLP algorithms have already proven...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Has Saved Payer $1.2B Since 2011

by Jennifer Bresnick

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has saved nearly $1.2 billion – yes, billion – since 2011 by implementing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model across ninety percent of its contracted healthcare providers in its...

CMS Data Element Library Promotes Health Information Exchange

by Jessica Kent

CMS has announced the availability of the Data Element Library (DEL), a database that will promote health information exchange, increase communication among healthcare facilities, and enhance care coordination. The DEL is a free,...

Over 80% of Nurses See Increased Role in Patient Management

by Jessica Kent

Eighty-seven percent of registered nurses (RNs) agreed that non-physician healthcare professionals, including RNs and nurse practitioners, are playing an increasingly important role in patient management and care coordination, according to...

Minority Health Disparities Impacting Care Access, Management

by Jessica Kent

Minority health disparities continue to impact several quality metrics, including care access, provider communication, chronic disease management, and mental health treatment, according to a new CMS report. CMS stated that in order to...

How NPs, PAs Add Value to Population Health Management Teams

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can offer vital support to organizations undergoing their value-based care transitions, especially as providers start to develop population health management teams.  With an...

Population Health Nurses Require Changes in Education, Practices

by Jessica Kent

Nurses can play an integral role in improving population health, but healthcare stakeholders must first initiate changes in nursing education, practices, and policy to enhance population-focused leadership capabilities and data management...

Should Connectivity, Not Comprehensiveness, be the EHR Goal?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The few electronic health record vendors that have risen to dominance in the past decade have done so by creating strong brand identities and targeting their offerings to specific segments of the health IT marketplace. Names like...

Vendors Push Big Data Analytics, but Hospitals Focus on Safety, Security

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Vendors and healthcare providers are not seeing eye to eye on their top priorities for 2018, according to the latest HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce Survey released at HIMSS18 today. While vendors and consulting firms are...

New Epic Systems EHR, Big Data Features Zero In on Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic Systems is moving ever closer to creating true interoperability within a comprehensive health record by enhancing many of its data exchange, patient and provider communication, and population health management functionalities. As...

SHIEC Expands Patient-Centered Data Home HIE Network Nationwide

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a coalition of many of the nation’s successful HIEs, has expanded its Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative to cover a number of new regions across the United...

Identifying Big Data Sources for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Effective population health management is beginning to require healthcare providers to rely heavily on big data derived from both their own health IT systems and from their business partners.  Identifying patients at high risk of...

Penn State, Highmark Health to Spend $1B on Population Health

by Jessica Kent

Penn State Health and Highmark Health have announced a population health management partnership designed to deliver quality, value-based care to patients across central Pennsylvania. The partnership includes a joint investment of more...

LA Housing Program Improves Mental Health, Cuts Hospital Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providing stable housing for homeless residents of Los Angeles produced both financial and mental health improvements for the city and its homeless populations, a new report on the Housing for Health initiative found. A three-year study...

LTPAC Orgs Need Better Health Data Exchange Standards, APIs

by Jennifer Bresnick

More robust health data exchange standards and the adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) will help to improve interoperability among long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities, the ONC says, but helping these...

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