Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

EHR and Patient Engagement

Finding the Value in the IoT, Patient-Generated Health Data

January 11, 2017 - Patient-generated health data (PGHD) is one of the most important sources of information for clinical decision-making, yet many healthcare organizations struggle to define the term, let alone to collect, analyze, and use the information for quality improvements and patient management. While clinicians have always asked their patients to report on their latest symptoms or experiences...


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EHRs, IoT, Revenue Cycle Bring Opportunities for Healthcare APIs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are quickly becoming a critical tool for healthcare organizations looking to build interoperable connections, and it is likely that this new standard for health data exchange will keep growing in...

FDA, Europe Team up for Precision Medicine, Patient Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are working together to advance precision medicine treatments for patients with rare diseases, officials announced last week, marking more than a decade of cross-Atlantic collaboration on...

Blockchain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence Poised to Shake Up Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Only a few short years ago, healthcare organizations were wondering what exactly “big data” was and why they had to care about it.  As the industry moves into 2017, they might have similar questions about the definitions...

Precision Medicine, Blue Button Among White House Big Data Efforts

by Nathan Boroyan

Precision medicine, medical research, and improved patient engagement through initiatives like Blue Button are among the highlight achievements of the Obama Administration’s emphasis on data transparency and information sharing,...

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

by Nathan Boroyan

A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership,...

Peterson Center Initiative Transforms Delivery of Primary Care

by Nathan Boroyan

A new initiative being rolled out in clinics in three states is looking to transform primary care services by implementing a high-performance, lower-cost model that prioritizes patient engagement and population health management. The...

Why Aren’t Hospitals Using Patient-Reported Outcomes Data?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Of all the big data sources healthcare organizations can use for clinical decision-making, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) seem to be at the bottom of the priority list for hospitals.  Despite the growing emphasis on...

AMA, Intermountain Form Real-Time Data Partnership for Diabetes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association, Intermountain Healthcare, and Omada Health have announced a new data-driven chronic disease management and prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.  The patient-centered...

$335K Grant Supports Chronic Disease Management for Lupus

by Jennifer Bresnick

A $335,000 grant from the HHS Office of Minority Health will help the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) strengthen its chronic disease management programs for patients with lupus, the organization announced this week. The Lupus...

2016 “Most Wired” Excel at Population Health, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

A robust population health management program, familiarity with telehealth, a focus on predictive analytics, and the delivery of a sterling patient experience are just some of features that this year’s crop of “Most...

Can Dr. Google’s New Symptom Search Change Healthcare Analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare pundits may soon have to retire one of their favorite jokes about panicked patients scouring the web for answers thanks to a new effort by Google to refine its symptom search capabilities.  Patients who self-diagnose after...

NCQA Releases Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards Updates

by Sara Heath

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is requesting industry comment on its updates to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) standards guide for 2017. In a press release, NCQA describes its updates, saying that these...

Internet of Things for Healthcare May be Worth $410B by 2022

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things for healthcare is poised for explosive growth over the next six years, predicts a report from Grand View Research.  Wearables, smart devices, implantables, and a slew of patient monitoring devices in the...

Patient Engagement, Population Health Are Key to ACO Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is no standard recipe for success when it comes to developing an accountable care organization that can earn incentives through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  The chequered history of the initiative, which has...

Geisinger Precision Medicine Biobank Hits 100K Participants

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System is celebrating a precision medicine milestone this week as its MyCode Community Health Initiative, a large-scale genomics biobank, signed up its 100,000th participant.   The project, launched in January 2014...

Why Passivity Is Key to the Healthcare Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

Passivity might seem like the very opposite of what providers want to see in an engaged patient, but when it comes to the healthcare Internet of Things, the best thing patients can do for themselves is to do nothing at all. Automating the...

Tailored Web-Based Tools Boost Population Health Management

by Jacqueline LaPointe

According to a recent study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, tailored web-based interventions for multiple health behaviors can help healthcare providers achieve population health management goals. Researchers found that...

ONC Launches Two FHIR Interoperability App Challenges

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - When it comes to health data interoperability, FHIR is the name of the game for the Office of the National Coordinator.  At HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, announced two new industry...

Four Big Data Governance Tasks to Prep for the Internet of Things

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry isn’t always known as an eager early adopter of new technologies, but it seems to be making an exception for the Internet of Things: a loosely interconnected web of internet enabled devices, which can provide...

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