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Geisinger, Intermountain Recognized for Precision Medicine Efforts

March 19, 2019 - Intermountain Healthcare and Geisinger Health System have each received recognition for their work in advancing precision medicine and improving patient care. At Geisinger, researchers will receive a $3.1 million NIH grant to further the discovery of innovative approaches for early, genomics-based detection of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). ARVC is a...


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Partners Fully Integrates with State Opioid Monitoring Program

by Jessica Kent

Partners HealthCare has fully integrated the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT) directly into its electronic health record (EHR) system, becoming the first health system to gives its providers access...

Kaiser Permanente to Use Real-Time SDOH Data to End Homelessness

by Jessica Kent

Kaiser Permanente has announced that it will partner with Community Solutions to leverage real-time data about the social determinants of health (SDOH)  to end chronic homelessness in 15 communities. Kaiser Permanente will provide $3...

FDA: Data Analytics, New Policies Will Curb Opioid Abuse in 2019

by Jessica Kent

The FDA is expanding its efforts to address opioid abuse in 2019, with plans to utilize data analytics, implement new policies, and enhance research and innovation to combat the ongoing public health crisis. In a recent press release, FDA...

New York HIE Supports Population Health, Clinical Data Quality

by Jessica Kent

HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) of Western New York, is continuing its efforts to improve population health, streamline clinical workflows, and boost data quality in the communities it serves. In its 2018 Report to the...

CMS Announces Awards for Care Disparities, Population Health

by Jessica Kent

HealthPartners, a consumer-governed healthcare organization, and Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, have received the 2019 CMS Health Equity Award for their work in improving care disparities and healthcare access. CMS presented...

Kaiser Permanente Launches SDOH Initiatives Targeting Housing Security

by Jessica Kent

Kaiser Permanente has announced three new initiatives that will help to address the social determinants of health (SDOHs) by increasing access to affordable housing for vulnerable residents in California. The initiatives include investing...

HHS Seeks Public Comment on Healthy People 2030 Initiative

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a request for public comments on the objectives of its Healthy People 2030 initiative, a population health strategy focused on critical health promotion and disease...

Nearly 50% of Nurses See Opioids as a Top Population Health Concern

by Jessica Kent

Forty-seven percent of registered nurses (RNs) named opioid abuse as one of the top three healthcare crises that will have the worst impact on population health in the next five years, a recent survey from the University of Phoenix...

Humana Invests $7M in Social Determinants of Health Programs

by Jessica Kent

The Humana Foundation has announced plans to invest nearly $7 million in 9 organizations that are committed to addressing the social determinants of health, including food security, social connection, and financial stability. The new...

Geisinger Population Health Program Cuts Opioid Use by 18%

by Jessica Kent

Geisinger Health System has announced that its ProvenRecovery Program, a population health initiative that aims to reduce opioid use, hospital stays, and healthcare costs, will be implemented across 42 surgical procedures that impact...

EHR Data Sharing Identifies Hypertension Care Disparities

by Jessica Kent

Health systems participating in an electronic health record (EHR) data sharing collaborative were able to identify care disparities among hypertension patients and could enable organizations to share best practices for quality...

Population Health Program Cuts Hospital Admissions by Nearly 50%

by Jessica Kent

Northwest Physicians Network (NPN) in Washington State has launched a collaborative population health program that has cut hospital admissions by 43 percent, ambulance transports by 47 percent, and emergency department visits by 36...

Socioeconomic Data Will Play Key Role in Population Health for Minorities

by Jessica Kent

As the healthcare industry continues its slow and steady shift to holistic care, more organizations are beginning to understand that they must integrate socioeconomic data into their analytics and population health management...

CMS: Data-Driven Strategies Can Improve Population Health for Minorities

by Jessica Kent

To improve population health and increase care access among minority patients, organizations should implement data-driven strategies and identify the unique challenges within specific communities, Cara V. James, PhD, Director of the Office...

AMA Updates Population Health Tool to Improve Patient Care Access

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Association (AMA) has enhanced its Health Workforce Mapper tool with updated population health data to further improve patient access to care. The tool, which allows users to see the distribution of providers in each...

802 Orgs Lauded for Hypertension Control, Chronic Disease Management

by Jessica Kent

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have recognized 802 physician practices and health systems across the country for improving chronic disease management among patients with...

Predictive Analytics with Claims Data Can Identify High-Cost Patients

by Jessica Kent

Payers may be able to identify future high cost patients by employing predictive analytics strategies to examine past claims,, according to a report from the Society of Actuaries (SOA). An individual’s spending history, prescription...

Learning Health Systems, Big Data Key to Improving Outcomes

by Jessica Kent

Healthcare organizations looking to quickly translate research into best practices for clinical care should focus on transforming themselves into learning health systems that rely heavily on insights from big data analytics, says Peter...

Express Scripts Diabetes Management Program Saves $43M, Ups Outcomes

by Jessica Kent

A coordinated approach to chronic disease management for diabetics has reduced drug spending by 19 percent for more than 800 enrolled plan sponsors, saving a total of $42.6 million in 2017, said Express Scripts. “By combining...

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