Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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