Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

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...

Just 8.3% of Safety Net Patients Receive Hepatitis C Screenings

by Jennifer Bresnick

Only 8.3 percent of eligible patients seen at safety net community health centers receive appropriate screenings for the hepatitis C virus, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA),...

Claims Big Data Analytics Flags Medication Non-Adherence Rates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Claims data is often cited as a goldmine for emerging big data analytics strategies, due to their comprehensive and generally standardized nature.  Coupled with diagnostic information and clinical notes found in EHRs, researchers can fill...

Online Patient Engagement Spikes When High Costs Are Involved

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients who are financially responsibile for high out-of-pocket costs are significantly more likely to choose email and other online patient engagement methods over an expensive office visit to contact providers about their health concerns,...

Can Population Health Management Succeed Without IT Support?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are rapidly embracing the principles behind coordinated population health management, but few providers who claim to have such programs in place have adopted a dedicated health IT solution to help them identify, treat,...

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