Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

CMS Diabetes Prevention Program Cuts Spending, Boosts Outcomes

by Jacqueline Belliveau

A comprehensive chronic disease management program that focuses on preventative care for diabetes and prediabetes is a successful way to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, HHS announced this week, and should be implemented in communities...

Can Syncing Prescription Pickups Reduce Medication Nonadherence?

by Sara Heath

Pharmacies which use medication synchronization programs to reduce medication non-adherence need to carefully consider how best to implement their programs in order to produce positive results for all of their patients, according to a recent...

5 Ways to Turn Chronic Disease Management Knowledge into Action

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to cut the skyrocketing costs of chronic disease management and reduce the burdens of diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other conditions on the patient population, providers must take advantage of opportunities to translate the healthcare...

Early Follow-Up Cardiac Care Cuts 30-Day Readmissions by 19%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients who follow up with their care providers within one week of ending a hospital stay for heart failure are 19 percent less likely to experience a 30-day readmission than patients who are left alone for longer periods.  "Heart...

How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Provider Autonomy, Outcomes

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one thing that the healthcare system has learned since the beginning of the EHR adoption tidal wave, it’s that big data isn’t always better data.  When deployed effectively, big data analytics can deliver staggeringly...

AMGA Launches Chronic Disease Management Goals for Diabetes

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Foundation recently launched the Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign, an initiative to improve chronic disease management for Type 2 diabetes in the United States. The program is a three-year national...

Medication Nonadherence Challenges 70% of Statin Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Statins are one of the most common therapies prescribed for managing high cholesterol in patients, and when used properly, they can be a very effective way to reduce the risk of adverse cardiac events for high-risk individuals.  However,...

Boosting Chronic Disease Management Through Pop Health Management

by Sara Heath

Chronic disease management and preventative care are becoming major focuses for healthcare organizations looking to improve population health management, according to a HIMSS Analytics statement. In an addendum to a 2015 report on population...

Home-Delivery Meds May Be Solution to Medication Non-Adherence

by Sara Heath

Patients who receive mail-order medications are notably more likely to avoid medication non-adherence compared to those who receive their prescriptions from a traditional pharmacy, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s...

Concierge Medicine Takes 3 Years to Show Return on Investment

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is ample industry evidence to show that a comprehensive population health management program can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve outcomes, and reduce unnecessary utilization of expensive service options.  However, it...

How Team-Based Care Management Improves Cardiovascular Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Coordinated, team-based care management strategies are making a major impact on the way patients receive treatment for cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure and pulmonary embolisms (PE), according to several recent case studies....

Better Care and Lower Costs through Preventive Analytics

by Robert Steele, RN

It’s common for many in the healthcare field to think of data analytics as one large, monolithic body of information and analysis. We frequently fail to take a divide-and-conquer approach by breaking analytics down into separate categories...

How Big Data, EHRs, IoT Combine for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the nation’s medical system sheds its own reactive, sick-care skin and reinvents itself as a proactive, data-driven, team-based ecosystem of wellness and health maintenance, there is a strong consensus among provider organizations that...

How to Cut Through the Noise of the Healthcare Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are busy people.  Between high patient loads and the demands of EHR documentation, the reporting requirements, the internal meetings, and the minutes wasted waiting for test results or other communications from the care...

ACA, Medicare Provided Preventative Care to 39M Patients in 2015

by Sara Heath

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) played a major role in increasing preventative care and chronic disease management amongst Medicare patients last year, according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In 2015,...

PCORI Offers $70M for Population Health Management Research

by Sara Heath

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $70 million in new funding for research initiatives to improve population health management. The funding will support the implementation of nine research projects involving...

Cognitive State Impacts Chronic Disease Management, Readmissions

by Jennifer Bresnick

A patient’s cognitive impairment level is one of the key indicators that he or she may be headed for a preventable hospital readmission due to inadequate chronic disease management, says a new study published in the American Journal of...

Four Population Health Management Steps for Safety Net Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Achieving the Triple Aim of healthcare starts with a firm foundation in patient-centered population health management, which can help to improve patient satisfaction and lower unnecessary spending.  But providers across the care continuum,...

Safety Net Population Health Management Means Doing More with Less

by Jennifer Bresnick

For healthcare organizations of any size, type, and specialty, every dollar always counts.  The immutable bottom line regulates all activities, from technology purchases to staff salaries to what gets served in the cafeteria each day. ...

Why Mental Healthcare is Key to Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is an odd division in the healthcare world that creates an unfortunate schism between the clinical care of a patient and his mental and behavioral wellbeing.  Even as population health management programs grow and expand, forging new...

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