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Population Health Management

EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

October 16, 2018 - Healthcare providers are primarily relying on their electronic health record vendors to help them identify problematic opioid prescribing patterns and reduce the unnecessary use of potent, dangerous painkillers, a new KLAS survey reveals. Seventy-six percent of digitally advanced organizations consider their EHR vendors responsible for providing insights into opioid stewardship, the...


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Biometrics, Blockchain Markets Grow as Providers Seek Patient Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations taking on an increasing amount of financial risk are exploring new ways of identifying, tracking, and engaging with patients.  In order to maintain strong relationships with individuals while getting ahead of...

CMS: Better Data Analytics, Quality Measures will Modernize Medicaid

by Jennifer Bresnick

Modernizing the Medicaid program environment will require investments in data analytics and a greater reliance on meaningful quality measures, says CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a new blog post. As spending on healthcare in general...

71% of Veterans Affairs Hospitals Improve on Care Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nearly three-quarters of Veterans Affairs hospitals have improved on care quality and certain patient outcomes measures, according to the latest data from the VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report...

Real-Time ADT, PDMP Alerts Support Population Health in Rhode Island

by Jennifer Bresnick

A statewide health information exchange (HIE) program in Rhode Island is helping to coordinate care and improve population health management through real-time admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) alerts and prescription drug monitoring...

Cigna Targets Data Analytics Innovation with $250M Venture Fund

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cigna is planning to invest $250 million dollars in a new venture fund that will foster innovations around big data analytics, digital health strategies, and care management improvements. The new Cigna Ventures initiative will allow the...

10 High-Value Use Cases for Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare organizations develop more sophisticated big data analytics capabilities, they are beginning to move from basic descriptive analytics towards the realm of predictive insights. Predictive analytics may only be the second of...

Top 4 Ways Data Governance Can Positively Impact Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are often told that the importance of a strong data governance plan cannot be overstated, especially as their big data assets grow exponentially in this primarily digital era.  With EHR data, lab data, the...

Population Health, EHR, Analytics Needs Drive Orgs to Consultants

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT consultants are reaping significant financial rewards as provider organizations seek to bulk up their population health management technologies and big data analytics toolkits, according to a new survey from Black Book Market...

Population Health Intervention Ups Hypertension Control by 6%

by Jessica Kent

Data-driven risk stratification and population health management strategies improved hypertension management by six percent in a safety-net clinic, indicating a promising approach for reducing care disparities, says a study published in...

Schooling Docs in Population Health Requires Data, Aligned Incentives

by Jennifer Bresnick

One of the proudest moments in a physician’s life is when he or she crosses the stage to shake hands with faculty and receive the coveted MD degree.  The embossed leatherette folio represents the culmination of years of hard...

How CVS Specialty Pharmacy Manages Patients with Digital Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Complex diseases, both chronic and acute, often require significant investments in time and money from the four P’s of healthcare – patients, providers, payers, and pharmacists – to manage in a cost-effective and...

Lack of Data Analytics Tools Deflates Faith in Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The road to value-based care has never been a smooth one, but healthcare providers and payers may be in the midst of a particularly bumpy part of the journey, reveals a new survey from Quest Diagnostics.  Confidence in the transition...

CMS Unveils Interoperability, EHR Clinical Documentation Changes

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS has released proposed rules for Medicare that would make good on its promises to promote interoperability, reduce administrative burdens for physicians, and expand patient data access capabilities. The proposals, teased over the past...

BCBSA Tackles Opioids with Big Data, Accreditations, Member Hotline

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is taking additional steps to combat opioid abuse by leveraging big data analytics and offering more resources to patients and providers seeking to prevent or treat opioid dependence. In...

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...

Can Big Data Solve the Health Insurance Transparency Problem?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Along with housing, food, and transportation, healthcare is one of the biggest monthly expenses for American families – and the specter of an unexpectedly high bill for a major illness or surgery haunts the tens of millions of...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Has Saved Payer $1.2B Since 2011

by Jennifer Bresnick

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has saved nearly $1.2 billion – yes, billion – since 2011 by implementing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model across ninety percent of its contracted healthcare providers in its...

Amazon Scoops Up PillPack in Possible Population Health Play

by Jennifer Bresnick

Rumors of Amazon’s entry into the prescription drug distribution market have not been greatly exaggerated.  The e-commerce giant today announced the acquisition of PillPack, a company that offers home delivery of prescription...

Artificial Intelligence Tool Passes UK Medical Diagnostics Exam

by Jennifer Bresnick

An artificial intelligence tool from a company in the United Kingdom has scored higher than the average human trainee on an exam designed to test new doctors’ clinical diagnostic skills. The offering from Babylon Health achieved a...

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