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How to Integrate Clinical Care with Mental, Behavioral Healthcare

July 17, 2018 - As the industry continues its shift from volume to value, healthcare organizations should consider innovative strategies for incorporating mental and behavioral healthcare services with the clinical environment. Delivering high-quality, preventive care requires clinicians to treat the whole patient, on both the physical and behavioral level. Research has shown that mental health issues are...

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Alabama Recruits for Statewide Population Health, Genomics Program

by Jessica Kent

The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) has begun recruiting participants for its population health program that will use genomic analysis to predict disease. AGHI is a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at Birmingham...

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 long-term...

Top 5 Collaborative Tasks for Population Management, Public Health

by Jessica Kent

Promoting and maintaining population health has always required combined effort from public health offices, private healthcare entities, and social service organizations. Each sector plays its own distinct role in addressing the community, individual,...

Costs Fell by 11% When Payer Addressed Social Determinants of Health

by Jessica Kent

Organizations that account for the social determinants of health and connect patients to services that meet their social needs could reduce spending by approximately 11 percent within a year, according to a recent study.   HealthConnections,...

ACP Urges Social Determinants Data Collection, Education

by Jessica Kent

To address the care disparities associated with the social determinants of health, healthcare stakeholders must adjust data collection, medical education, and public policy, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has argued. Despite being one...

Aetna, Harvard Partner for Population Health Research Initiative

by Jessica Kent

Aetna will partner with the Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health for a five-year research collaborative that will study the determinants of well-being and their correlation to population health and productivity. Researchers from both organizations...

Population Health Nurses Require Changes in Education, Practices

by Jessica Kent

Nurses can play an integral role in improving population health, but healthcare stakeholders must first initiate changes in nursing education, practices, and policy to enhance population-focused leadership capabilities and data management skills,...

Humana Targets Social Determinants to Improve Population Health

by Jessica Kent

Humana’s Bold Goal program, a comprehensive strategy aiming to improve population health, focuses on identifying and addressing social determinants of health to boost outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries in communities across the country....

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 of...

Racial Disparities Rife in Medicare 30-Day Hospital Readmissions

by Thomas Beaton

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) found that there are significant racial disparities for 30-day hospital readmissions rates between black and white Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA) patients. In the study, the...

mHealth, Socioeconomic Data Address Diabetes Care Disparities

by Thomas Beaton

Three studies presented at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 77th Scientific Sessions assessed the ways in which mHealth and socioeconomic data can decrease care disparities among patients with diabetes. These methods, the ADA suggests,...

Pediatric Patient-Reported Outcomes Can Improve Cancer Care

by Thomas Beaton

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) from pediatric cancer patients as young as eight years old can help providers better understand the impacts of their care, according to a new study. Researchers enrolled children ages 8 to 18 in Phase 1 safety...

HHS Offers $70M in Grants to Prevent Opioid Abuse, Overdoses

by Thomas Beaton

HHS has announced over $70 million in grant funding to help communities and providers across the care continuum reduce the incidence of opioid abuse and overdoses. The grants, authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA),...

Online Map Reveals Geographic Disparities in Care for Autism

by Thomas Beaton

Research from the Journal of Medical Internet Research used crowdsourcing and data scraping methods to create an online map that revealed significant geographical disparities in care for individuals with autism. The interactive GapMap, created...

CMS Promotes Chronic Care Management with Provider Education

by Thomas Beaton

CMS and the HRSA are hoping to broaden the use of chronic care management strategies by delivering education and support to providers via its new Connected Care program.   The CMS Office of Minority Health and HRSA Federal Office of Rural...

Three Finalists Named for $100,000 Population Health Prize

by Thomas Beaton

Hearst Health and the Jefferson College of Population Health have announced the final three organizations vying for the $100,000 Hearst Health Prize for population health management achievements. The three finalists include the American Heart...

CT Hospital, State Prescription Monitoring System Connect Via EHR

by Thomas Beaton

EHR users at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will be able to access data from the statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in order to aid clinical decision support and improve patient safety, the hospital announced this...

95% See Population Health as Critical, but Worry about Payment

by Thomas Beaton

While the vast majority of healthcare organizations view population health management as a critical part of their financial future, providers are experiencing several challenges as they try to implement these strategies, including policy and...

Cancer Mortality Rates See 20% Drop, but Disparities Remain

by Thomas Beaton

Cancer mortality rates have decreased nationally by more than 20 percent since 1980, yet local “hotspots” of disparities remain in certain communities, says an article published in JAMA this month. After reviewing more than 19.5 million...


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