Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

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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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...

Alexa, Siri NLP Skills Not Ready for Reliable Medical Conversations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and other AI-driven virtual assistants may be useful tools for ordering rideshares and controlling smart homes, but these conversational computing systems are not quite ready for prime time when it comes to...

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...

10 High-Value Use Cases for Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare organizations develop more sophisticated big data analytics capabilities, they are beginning to move from basic descriptive analytics towards the realm of predictive insights. Predictive analytics may only be the second of...

Precision Medicine Researchers Identify New Alzheimer’s Genes

by Jessica Kent

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), have discovered new genes that could contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s...

Boston Children’s to Sequence DNA of 3000 Chronic Disease Patients

by Jessica Kent

Boston Children’s Hospital has announced that it will offer complete DNA sequencing to 3000 patients with epilepsy and inflammatory bowel disease in an effort to target treatments and accelerate medical research. The initiative will...

Dell Medical School’s Big Data Hub to Address Population Health

by Jessica Kent

Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin has launched a Biomedical Data Science Hub that will enhance population health research with big data analytics. Data scientists at Dell Med are currently working to extract health...

Population Health Intervention Ups Hypertension Control by 6%

by Jessica Kent

Data-driven risk stratification and population health management strategies improved hypertension management by six percent in a safety-net clinic, indicating a promising approach for reducing care disparities, says a study published in...

Schooling Docs in Population Health Requires Data, Aligned Incentives

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the proudest moments in a physician’s life is when he or she crosses the stage to shake hands with faculty and receive the coveted MD degree.  The embossed leatherette folio represents the culmination of years of hard...

$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...

How CVS Specialty Pharmacy Manages Patients with Digital Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Complex diseases, both chronic and acute, often require significant investments in time and money from the four P’s of healthcare – patients, providers, payers, and pharmacists – to manage in a cost-effective and...

UHC, Medtronic Use Value-Based Care to Boost Diabetes Management

by Jessica Kent

A value-based care partnership between UnitedHealthcare and Medtronic has reduced preventable hospital admissions by 27 percent, enhanced diabetes management, and cut healthcare costs. First-year results, drawn from an analysis of over...

BCBSA Tackles Opioids with Big Data, Accreditations, Member Hotline

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is taking additional steps to combat opioid abuse by leveraging big data analytics and offering more resources to patients and providers seeking to prevent or treat opioid dependence. In...

Addressing Chronic Disease with Population Health Management Strategies

by Jessica Kent

Chronic diseases are among the most costly, prevalent, and avoidable ailments impacting population health. Conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and opioid addiction claim thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year. The...

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...

AARP Invests $60M in Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease Research

by Jessica Kent

The AARP’s  Brain Health Fund will invest $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to accelerate the development of innovative treatments for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, which have profound impacts on...

Amazon Scoops Up PillPack in Possible Population Health Play

by Jennifer Bresnick

Rumors of Amazon’s entry into the prescription drug distribution market have not been greatly exaggerated.  The e-commerce giant today announced the acquisition of PillPack, a company that offers home delivery of prescription...

Top 5 Collaborative Tasks for Population Management, Public Health

by Jessica Kent

Promoting and maintaining population health has always required combined effort from public health offices, private healthcare entities, and social service organizations. Each sector plays its own distinct role in addressing the community,...

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