Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Online Population Health Tool Illuminates Socioeconomic Factors

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare stakeholders looking for insight into the socioeconomic and environmental factors impacting the wellbeing of their populations can now turn to the City Health Dashboard, an online tool detailing the challenges of urban patients. Developed...

Avoidable Admissions for Long-Term Care Dual Eligibles Down 31%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Avoidable hospital admissions for long-term care residents eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid have dropped by 31 percent over the past five years thanks to improvements in patient safety and the adoption of population health management techniques....

CMS Releases Medicare Opioid Prescribing Maps, Data Resources

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is continuing its data transparency push by releasing interactive, online visualizations of Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rates.  The map and accompanying datasets include prescribing information...

IoT, Analytics, HIM Push Healthcare IT VC Market Past $5B

by Jennifer Bresnick

Venture capital investors are seeing major opportunities to support innovations that connect patients, providers, and their data more efficiently, says Mercom Capital Group in its annual healthcare IT investment report. Health information management...

Population Health, Big Data Strategies Could Reduce $2B Waste

by Jennifer Bresnick

The employer-based health insurance industry leaks approximately $2 billion each year due to wasteful or preventable spending across the care continuum, according to a new report by the American Health Policy Institute (AHPI).  But a population...

Finding the Value in the IoT, Patient-Generated Health Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) is one of the most important sources of information for clinical decision-making, yet many healthcare organizations struggle to define the term, let alone to collect, analyze, and use the information for quality...

IBM Watson Health, FDA Partner for EHR, IoT Blockchain Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson Health and the FDA have announced a new partnership aimed at applying blockchain technology to the challenges of securely exchanging big data across the care continuum.  The two-year research initiative will explore blockchain’s...

Challenges of Applying Predictive Analytics to Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers are starting to become very familiar with the notion that data analytics can help to drive more informed clinical decision making, but organizations are largely still struggling to implement and leverage the big data tools...

CMS: Patient-Centered Care Strategies Can Combat Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

A concerted, industry-wide effort to curb the impacts of opioid abuse on millions of Americans must start with taking a hard look at prescribing practices and focusing more intently on personalized patient-centered care, CMS said in a blog post...

New Geisinger Med School Has Population Health, Genomics Focus

by Thomas Beaton

To ring in the New Year, Geisinger Health System CEO Dr. David T. Feinberg announced the opening of The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA, at 12:01 AM. The school debuts with programs that focus on improving community...

Epic, Cerner Get Middling Marks on Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite their dominance in the electronic health record market, providers seeking for comprehensive population health management solutions may not get the best bargain out of an Epic Systems or Cerner Corporation product, according to a new report...

Research Collaboration to Use Big Data for Diabetes Prevention

by Thomas Beaton

In an effort to improve the treatment and understanding of type 2 diabetes in various patient populations, a new collaboration between the Indiana Bioscience Research Institute (IBRI), Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Diagnostics, the Regenstrief...

Healthcare Internet of Things to Experience Exponential Growth

by Thomas Beaton

An increasing interest in healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that can foster patient engagement and improve patient management is likely to grow the global smart healthcare market into a $169.32 billion opportunity, according to...

HHS Taps 8 States for Behavioral Healthcare Integration Demo

by Jennifer Bresnick

Continuing its push to improve the overall health of vulnerable populations by integrating physical and behavioral healthcare, HHS has announced that eight states will participate in its newest care coordination effort. The two-year Certified...

Dental Care is the Missing Piece of Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The care continuum may be drawing closer together as value-based care creates new business cases for population health management, yet one segment of the healthcare delivery system has been chronically left out of the loop.  Though they...

Cleveland Clinic, IBM Watson Partner for Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cleveland Clinic and IBM Watson have agreed to a five-year collaboration to further their work on data-driven population health management, the two companies announced in a press release.  The project will aim to establish best practices...

Time Needed to Improve Quality in Value-Based Care Programs

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Sustained value-based care program participation is key to realizing greater quality improvements for high-need patients that have two or more chronic conditions, a new American Journal of Managed Care study found. The study of Blue Cross...

Population Health Tool Using EHR Data Reduces HIV Impact in MA

by Jennifer Bresnick

Public health officials in Massachusetts are working to create an interoperable population health management system using EHR data to identify and engage HIV patients at risk of falling away from recommended treatment protocols. The system, called...

Hospitals Face Higher Costs, More ED Visits from Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

Opioid abuse has quickly become one of the nation’s most pressing population health management issues, not only because of its toll on patients, but increasingly because of the financial impact on hospitals and the rest of the healthcare...

Can Healthcare Exploit the $7 Trillion Internet of Everything?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Over the past few years, the Internet of Things has piqued the healthcare industry’s interest as providers continue the search for nimble, accessible, and engaging big data tools to streamline the care delivery process. But providers and...

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