Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Chronic Disease Prevention

NorthShore to Add Genomic Data to Primary Care for 10K Patients

January 17, 2019 - Illinois-based NorthShore University HealthSystem is partnering with Color to bring genomic data into the decision-making process for primary care. The DNA10K initiative will engage more than 10,000 patients to integrate genomic testing results into electronic health records to illuminate potential risks and support the delivery of highly personalized preventive care. Color will work...


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BRCA Public Database to Improve Risk Scoring, Cancer Care Decisions

by Jessica Kent

A global resource that contains information on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is now publicly available, which will help facilitate risk scoring and accelerate innovative cancer research, according to the...

23andMe, Lark Health Join Genetics, AI, Diabetes Prevention

by Jennifer Bresnick

Consumer genetic test company 23andMe has announced a partnership with Lark Health, provider of AI-driven health coaching programs, to allow consumers to use genetic test results to inform their approach to wellness. The...

IoT Adoption Tracks with Increased Spending on Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting bigger every day as consumers and providers continue to adopt smart technologies and devices at a rapid clip. From wearable fitness trackers to ingestible sensors tucked into tiny pills, the IoT is...

Walgreens, Google’s Verily Partner on Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Verily, a healthcare company owned by Google’s parent entity Alphabet, have announced a collaboration on multiple projects intended to improve chronic disease management and reduce healthcare...

US Patients See Rising Burdens of Mental Health, Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mental health issues, behavioral health concerns, and chronic diseases are on the rise for individuals in the United States, creating significant challenges for healthcare providers in many regions of the country, according to the United...

Preventive Dental Care Associated with Fewer ED, Hospital Visits

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providing dental coverage as a preventive care benefit may help providers and payers reduce the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to a new two-year study from Capital BlueCross, Dominion National, and...

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

by Jessica Kent

Diabetes and heart disease are two of the most costly and prevalent chronic conditions impacting patients in the US, leading the healthcare industry to spend billions every year to treat and manage these disorders. As care delivery...

Precision Medicine Researchers Identify New Alzheimer’s Genes

by Jessica Kent

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), have discovered new genes that could contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s...

Dell Medical School’s Big Data Hub to Address Population Health

by Jessica Kent

Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin has launched a Biomedical Data Science Hub that will enhance population health research with big data analytics. Data scientists at Dell Med are currently working to extract health...

Addressing Chronic Disease with Population Health Management Strategies

by Jessica Kent

Chronic diseases are among the most costly, prevalent, and avoidable ailments impacting population health. Conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and opioid addiction claim thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year. The...

AARP Invests $60M in Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease Research

by Jessica Kent

The AARP’s  Brain Health Fund will invest $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to accelerate the development of innovative treatments for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, which have profound impacts on...

$28M in AHA Grant Funding Will Accelerate Cardiovascular Research

by Jessica Kent

The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded six institutions more than $28 million to establish research centers that will foster advancements in the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). The awardees include Boston...

NIH Recommends Precision Medicine Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine, big data analytics, and stakeholder collaboration could improve treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to recommendations from the National Institutes of Health...

Top 5 Questions for Payers about Population Health Initiatives

by Jennifer Bresnick

Value-based reimbursement is slowly but surely increasing its footprint in the healthcare industry as payers look to control costs while rewarding providers for improved prevention and management of chronic disease.  Targeted...

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...

AMA Invests $27M in Health2047 to Accelerate Value-Based Care

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it will help boost chronic disease reduction, productivity, and value-based care through a $27.2 million investment in Health2047, a Silicon Valley-based innovation enterprise that...

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...

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...

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