Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Hospital Readmissions

Medication Non-Adherence Brings Millions in Avoidable Costs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers aren’t the only ones impacted by the intractable problem of medication non-adherence for patients suffering from common chronic diseases, says a new white paper by Healthentic: the costs of preventable...

Frequent 30-day readmission patients skew younger, study says

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients at the highest risk of very frequent 30-day readmissions may not be the most likely suspects, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.  Jeanne T. Black, PhD, MBA, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,...

Hospital readmissions decrease “whenever you try,” says Mayo

by Jennifer Bresnick

Reducing the number of unnecessary hospital readmissions may be as easy as just paying attention, says research from the Mayo Clinic published in JAMA this month.  After reviewing more than forty trials related to interventions intended...

Boston Children’s integrates predictive analytics in ICU

by Jennifer Bresnick

Young patients in the cardiac intensive care unit at Boston Children’s Hospital are among the most vulnerable, subject to sudden changes in their conditions that are hard for clinicians to predict and often harder to correct when left...

Health information exchange use reduces admissions by 30%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using health information exchange (HIE) to access health records when a patient presents to the emergency department can lower costs and reduce the number of admissions by nearly one third, says a study from Weill Cornell Medical College,...

ONC pushes “paradigm shift” to support patient-centered care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) is heading into a new era with the appointment of new chief Karen DeSalvo, and is also taking a big step towards patient-centered accountable care with a new “Person @ Center” roadmap.  In...

Predictive risk analytics, HIE to help young asthma patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX and non-profit research firm PCCI are collaborating on a pair of data-driven initiatives to help pediatric patients receive better care from healthcare providers and social services...

Western NY Beacon shares lessons for diabetes management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diabetic patients in upstate New York have gotten some significant help managing their conditions from the Western New York Beacon Community (WNY Beacon) and regional health information exchange HEALTHeLINK.  After working with nearly...

Video discharge notes 3.5 times more effective for patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients and caregivers who are given video instructions upon leaving the emergency department are 3.5 times more likely to understand and retain the information given to them about their care than patients who are only given written...

30-day readmissions drop by 20% with care transition planning

by Jennifer Bresnick

Three communities in New York State saw a dramatic drop in the number of preventable 30-day readmissions among their Medicare populations after focusing on better planning and communication during transitions of care.  During the...

Carolinas HealthCare System launches full analytics suite

by Jennifer Bresnick

Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC is positioning itself as a leader in the analytics field after announcing the successful development of a full suite of clinical and financial analytics tools.  The Dickson Advanced Analytics...

UPenn EHR analytics tool predicts risk of 30-day readmissions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have successfully deployed a predictive analytics tool that can be integrated into an EHR in order to identify patients at high risk of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.  The...

Quality-based payment adjustments pile up for hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is getting serious about using financial penalties to nudge hospitals towards higher quality of care with a slew of payment adjustments starting to pile up in the next few years.  Hospitals have already been affected by two years...

Study: Readmissions not a good quality measure for pediatrics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The rate of hospital readmissions is a poor indicator of the quality of pediatric care, says Dr. James Gay, Medical Director of Utilization and Case Management at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in a study presented...

Can mHealth help low-income patients with chronic diseases?

by Jennifer Bresnick

From the provider’s perspective, population health management often depends on using a wide swath of data to identify patient cohorts that might benefit from a certain intervention.  But sometimes those cohorts are self-selecting, and...

Ore. Medicaid CCOs slash inpatient chronic disease care by 23%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Colorado isn’t the only state transforming the care of its Medicaid population through accountable care initiatives in hospitals and physician offices.  Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) have shown tremendous...

Hospitals partner with long-term care to reduce readmissions

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 30-day preventable readmissions penalty instituted by CMS in 2012 might not be very popular with hospitals, but it has been effective in ramping up the focus on how to keep patients from coming back to the emergency room after being...

Can mHealth mature into a useful tool for preventive care?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are searching for all the help they can get to dodge financial penalties for preventable readmissions, insufficient quality of care, and a lack of patient engagement, and oftentimes, they don’t need to look...

Are hospital readmission fines a “distraction” or motivation?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) isn’t always popular with providers, especially when instituting penalties and payment cuts for quality-based measurements of patient care.  Despite leveraging advanced clinical...

Can an iPod reduce preventable readmissions by 15 percent?

by Jennifer Bresnick

In order to reduce spending associated with preventable 30-day readmissions, hospitals are getting creative.  From home monitoring robots that bring nurses to the beside to strapping FitBits around the ankles of cardiac patients to...

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