Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

UX, AI, and Amazon: Top 5 Healthcare Predictions for 2019

December 6, 2018 - 2018 was nothing if not eventful for the healthcare industry, and 2019 is already shaping up to be more of the same.  Between the federal urgency around enabling patient access to health data, the meteoric rise of artificial intelligence, and the complicated dance of non-traditional technology companies looking to one-up each other as they enter the lucrative healthcare sector,...


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CMS to Launch Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge

by Jennifer Bresnick

The CMS Innovation Center is gearing up to launch a new industry challenge aimed at identifying new strategies for leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve outcomes. The proposed challenge will explore how...

Is Population Health on the Agenda as Google Nabs Geisinger CEO?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Google is taking another step across the boundaries between the tech sector and the healthcare industry by appointing David Feinberg, MD, MBA as head of the company’s healthcare efforts. Feinberg will leave his post as CEO of...

FDA Clears 23andMe Genetic Test for Medication Metabolism Variants

by Jennifer Bresnick

Consumers will now be able to purchase an over-the-counter test to screen for genetic variants that may influence medication metabolism, the FDA has announced. The direct-to-consumer test from 23andMe is a first for the American market,...

2018 Most Wired Hospitals Embrace Big Data Analytics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Hospitals and health systems with exceptional big data analytics skills and population health management competencies top this year’s Most Wired hospitals list. The survey and accompanying recognitions, now overseen by CHIME,...

Data Exchange, Integration Shortfalls Stymie Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Slow and uneven progress towards seamless health data interoperability is making it difficult for healthcare organizations to access the data they need for population health management, according to the 2018 CHIME Most Wired trends...

Preventive Dental Care Associated with Fewer ED, Hospital Visits

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providing dental coverage as a preventive care benefit may help providers and payers reduce the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to a new two-year study from Capital BlueCross, Dominion National, and...

EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

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...

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