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CVS Health Cuts Red Tape with Real-Time Prescription Cost Data

March 13, 2018 - Access to real-time data at the point of care may be one of the healthcare industry’s highest priorities, yet it remains one of its most elusive goals.  From interoperability issues, workflow barriers, and data aggregation woes to outdated information on patient financial responsibilities, many stakeholders have struggled to integrate timely data for decision-making into the workflow....

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Mayo Offers Patient Education through Epic MyChart, Wellpepper

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mayo Clinic is now offering its trusted patient education resources to Epic Systems customers through the enhanced MyChart mobile patient portal app and the Wellpepper patient engagement platform. Announced at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, the two collaborations...

EHR Data Mining, Patient Outreach Can Aid Hypertension Care

by Jessica Kent

Pairing EHR data mining with patient outreach and follow-up could be an effective way to identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension and support chronic disease management in underserved communities, according to a study published in The...

74% of Execs Say Interoperability is Critical for Value-Based Care

by Jessica Kent

Over 70 percent of healthcare financial executives say that data interoperability must improve within the next three years to ensure the success of value-based care, according to a Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) survey sponsored...

Geisinger Aids Diabetes Care with Community Food Initiative

by Jessica Kent

Geisinger’s Fresh Food Farmacy program, which provides diabetic adults with access to free, nutritious food and comprehensive health behavioral services, has proven more effective and less costly than other methods of treatment. The approach...

Population Health is Top Data Analytics Challenge for Providers, Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare payers and providers are focusing their big data analytics work on population health management says a new survey conducted by Deloitte on behalf of NEJM Catalyst, but have yet to overcome many of the major challenges involved...

Machine Learning Underpins Predictive Analytics for Hypertension

by Jessica Kent

A predictive analytics model using machine learning to extract patient EHR data effectively predicted patients at high-risk for hypertension and could ultimately improve care quality and reduce healthcare costs, according to a study published...

Deep Learning, Big Data Fuel Medical Device for Predicting Seizures

by Jessica Kent

A medical device using deep learning to analyze long-term neural data could effectively predict seizures in patients with epilepsy and reduce their disease burden, according to a study published in eBioMedicine. Developing accurate and reliable...

PCPs Lack Time, Tools to Address Social Determinants of Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Family physicians recognize the important role that the social determinants of health play in managing population, but lack the time, tools, and resources to have meaningful conversations with their patients, according to a recent survey from...

VA Releases Data Visualization of Opioid Prescribing Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowing public access to data on opioid prescribing rates at each of its facilities through on an online data visualization.  The interactive map provides comparisons between prescribing rates...

Broader Genetic Testing for Cancers May Benefit Population Health

by Jessica Kent

Screening the general population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations through genetic testing is more cost effective than screening only high-risk patients and may improve population health, according to a study published in the Journal...

Artificial Intelligence Mobile Coach Can Aid Diabetes Care

by Jessica Kent

At-risk diabetes patients using a mobile health coach driven by artificial intelligence lost similar amounts of weight to patients participating in face-to-face interventions, according to a study published in JMIR Diabetes. The study looked...

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 developing...

How the Social Determinants of Health Impact Population Wellness

by Jessica Kent

The social determinants of health, including economic status and demographic factors, significantly drive the impact of chronic diseases and other clinical conditions, according to a Moody’s Analytics report prepared for the Blue Cross...

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 than $1...

Population Health, Value-Based Care Still Challenging for ACOs

by Jessica Kent

As alternative payment models like accountable care organizations (ACOs) start to replace fee-for-service models in healthcare, leaders must translate value-based care policies into realities that will benefit both patients and clinicians.  ...

Physician-Level Data May Not Reduce Opioid Prescription Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Giving physicians individualized data on how their opioid prescription rates compare to their peers may not have a measurable effect on reducing the number of patients who receive the medications, according to a new perspective piece published...

In Medicare, Mental Health Disparities Impact Ethnic Minorities

by Jessica Kent

Multiracial and other minority Medicare beneficiaries generally reported worse mental health functioning and more symptoms of depression compared to white individuals, according to a CMS data highlight from the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey...

PwC: Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Population Health Top 2018 Trends

by Jennifer Bresnick

2018 is set to be another big year for healthcare organizations as they start to come to terms with emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence, while mastering the complexities of population health management, the Internet of Things...

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 of the...


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