Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

Microsoft, Walgreens to Leverage AI for Retail-Style Healthcare

January 15, 2019 - Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) are collaborating to apply artificial intelligence to the challenges of developing retail-style healthcare interactions. The two companies will work together to create innovative, cost-effective, consumer-centered healthcare experiences that leverage cloud-based data technologies and AI-driven strategies.  Better chronic disease...


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23andMe, Lark Health Join Genetics, AI, Diabetes Prevention

by Jennifer Bresnick

Consumer genetic test company 23andMe has announced a partnership with Lark Health, provider of AI-driven health coaching programs, to allow consumers to use genetic test results to inform their approach to wellness. The...

Which Population Health IT Vendors Offer Strong Partnerships?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Developing a comprehensive, effective population health management (PHM) program is often a long and challenging journey – one that requires healthcare providers to forge strong partnership with their technology vendors. In order to...

Cerner Offers New Clinical Decision Support Toolkit for Opioid Safety

by Jennifer Bresnick

In 2016, just under 50,000 people died of an opioid-related overdose. Illegal substances such as heroin and fentanyl have taken an increasingly heavy toll on public health since the middle of the decade. But the National Institutes of...

IoT Adoption Tracks with Increased Spending on Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting bigger every day as consumers and providers continue to adopt smart technologies and devices at a rapid clip. From wearable fitness trackers to ingestible sensors tucked into tiny pills, the IoT is...

HHS Calls for Public Comment on Pain Management Draft Framework

by Jennifer Bresnick

HHS has released a draft report proposing recommendations to improve the nation’s pain management strategies and reduce the devastating impact of improperly used opioids on population health. The report, published by the Pain...

Walgreens, Google’s Verily Partner on Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Verily, a healthcare company owned by Google’s parent entity Alphabet, have announced a collaboration on multiple projects intended to improve chronic disease management and reduce healthcare...

US Patients See Rising Burdens of Mental Health, Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mental health issues, behavioral health concerns, and chronic diseases are on the rise for individuals in the United States, creating significant challenges for healthcare providers in many regions of the country, according to the United...

EHR Data Sharing Identifies Hypertension Care Disparities

by Jessica Kent

Health systems participating in an electronic health record (EHR) data sharing collaborative were able to identify care disparities among hypertension patients and could enable organizations to share best practices for quality...

Socioeconomic Data Will Play Key Role in Population Health for Minorities

by Jessica Kent

As the healthcare industry continues its slow and steady shift to holistic care, more organizations are beginning to understand that they must integrate socioeconomic data into their analytics and population health management...

Data Exchange, Integration Shortfalls Stymie Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Slow and uneven progress towards seamless health data interoperability is making it difficult for healthcare organizations to access the data they need for population health management, according to the 2018 CHIME Most Wired trends...

Preventive Dental Care Associated with Fewer ED, Hospital Visits

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providing dental coverage as a preventive care benefit may help providers and payers reduce the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to a new two-year study from Capital BlueCross, Dominion National, and...

802 Orgs Lauded for Hypertension Control, Chronic Disease Management

by Jessica Kent

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have recognized 802 physician practices and health systems across the country for improving chronic disease management among patients with...

EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are primarily relying on their electronic health record vendors to help them identify problematic opioid prescribing patterns and reduce the unnecessary use of potent, dangerous painkillers, a new KLAS survey...

Biometrics, Blockchain Markets Grow as Providers Seek Patient Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations taking on an increasing amount of financial risk are exploring new ways of identifying, tracking, and engaging with patients.  In order to maintain strong relationships with individuals while getting ahead of...

Express Scripts Diabetes Management Program Saves $43M, Ups Outcomes

by Jessica Kent

A coordinated approach to chronic disease management for diabetics has reduced drug spending by 19 percent for more than 800 enrolled plan sponsors, saving a total of $42.6 million in 2017, said Express Scripts. “By combining...

Payer Analytics Link Dental, Eye Issues to Poor Health Outcomes

by Jessica Kent

Individuals who suffer from serious dental and vision conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and gum disease, are more likely to experience poor health comes and incur higher overall costs, according to a report from the Blue Cross...

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

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

Johns Hopkins Nursing Launches Chronic Disease Management Center

by Jessica Kent

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has launched a new center that aims to enhance research on chronic disease management and develop comprehensive care plans for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The new facility, called the...

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

by Jessica Kent

Diabetes and heart disease are two of the most costly and prevalent chronic conditions impacting patients in the US, leading the healthcare industry to spend billions every year to treat and manage these disorders. As care delivery...

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