Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

Predictive Analytics, Care Management Combine for Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations shifting away from fee-for-service, encounter-based care models often find themselves adding traditionally non-billable services to their care management repertoires in an effort to get ahead of chronic diseases...

Amazon is Exploring the Role of Alexa in Chronic Disease Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

In a not-at-all surprising move from Amazon, an internal team is exploring how Alexa can help consumers manage chronic diseases and maintain wellness, according to a report from CNBC. An “internal document” obtained by the...

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model Expands Nationwide

by Jessica Kent

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has expanded its Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) nationwide.  The program will now enroll both traditional healthcare providers and community-based organizations as Medicare...

New AHA Digital Tool Offers Chronic Disease Screening Services

by Jessica Kent

The American Heart Association (AHA) is working to improve community health with its Health Screening Services, which will allow consumers to identify potential chronic disease risks and inspire them to make necessary behavioral and...

Top 12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry is ripe for some major changes.  From chronic diseases and cancer to radiology and risk assessment, there are nearly endless opportunities to leverage technology to deploy more precise, efficient, and impactful...

Minority Health Disparities Impacting Care Access, Management

by Jessica Kent

Minority health disparities continue to impact several quality metrics, including care access, provider communication, chronic disease management, and mental health treatment, according to a new CMS report. CMS stated that in order to...

HCOs Falling Short of Population Health, Value-Based Care Goals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Slow and steady may win the race in Aesop’s fables, but healthcare organizations that are falling short of their population health management and value-based care goals will have a hard time making up ground against their...

Population Health Nurses Require Changes in Education, Practices

by Jessica Kent

Nurses can play an integral role in improving population health, but healthcare stakeholders must first initiate changes in nursing education, practices, and policy to enhance population-focused leadership capabilities and data management...

Data Analytics, Agile Implementation Speed Healthcare Quality Improvement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has been through numerous trials in recent years, from the financial and technical alterations brought by the Affordable Care Act and the HITECH Act to the rise of consumerism and the advent of the digital...

NY Expands Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to 25 States

by Jennifer Bresnick

New York State’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) can now exchange critical patient data with 25 other states and Washington, DC, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced. The platform aids prescribers, pharmacists, and law...

Kaiser Permanente Program Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risks

by Jessica Kent

Kaiser Permanente’s Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Everyday (PHASE) program can reduce cardiovascular disease risks in patients with diabetes and improve population health, according to a study published in the American Journal...

Real-Time Scheduling Data Helps BIDCO Manage Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

At Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), coordinating care and managing population health for the patients of more than 2500 affiliated providers comes with a number of organizational and technical challenges. More than 40...

Barbershop Population Health Pilot Cuts Uncontrolled Hypertension

by Jennifer Bresnick

Barbers in Los Angeles helped cut their patrons’ blood pressure along with their hair in a new study aimed at reducing uncontrolled hypertension among non-Hispanic black males.  Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...

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

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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