Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Management

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How the CVS, Aetna Deal Will Overhaul Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The CVS Health takeover of Aetna has technophiles and analytics pundits abuzz for a number of reasons, many of which have to do with the fundamental reshaping of the consumer landscape in Jeff Bezos’ image.  The looming specter...

Big Data, PCP Engagement Aid Mount Sinai with Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the majority of healthcare organizations have at least recognized the importance of population health management, large integrated delivery systems with hundreds of locations and thousands of providers often find it difficult to...

AMA, AHA Applaud Providers for Blood Pressure Control Successes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) are congratulating 310 physician practices and health systems for their commitment to tackle of the nation’s most common chronic diseases: high blood...

Machine Learning Offers Timely Predictive Analytics for AKI

by Jennifer Bresnick

A machine learning algorithm may help make it easier and quicker for providers to detect acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients, according to a new study published in bioRxiv.  The machine learning approach was more...

Humana Pins Social Determinants of Health to Better Quality of Life

by Jennifer Bresnick

Taking a proactive approach to addressing the social determinants of health within a patient’s community can translate into measurably higher quality-of-life scores, Humana says in a new peer-reviewed article. By working within the...

70% of Residents Feel Prepared for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just under 70 percent of family medicine residents feel adequately prepared to handle the analytics and care coordination strategies involved in population health management, according to a new study published in Family Medicine. Using...

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