Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Population Health Management

Users Opt for Integrated EHR, Population Health, RCM Platforms

by Jennifer Bresnick

Integrated electronic health record (EHR), population health management, and revenue cycle management (RCM) platforms are receiving top marks in user satisfaction from a growing number of organizations investing in all-in-one health IT tools,...

Machine Learning Can Quiet “Building Crescendo” of EHR Dissatisfaction

by Jennifer Bresnick

The notion that electronic health records are difficult to work with and cumbersome to use has become a worryingly common theme across the healthcare industry.  Providers working in organizations of all sizes, settings, and specialties have...

How NPs, PAs Add Value to Population Health Management Teams

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can offer vital support to organizations undergoing their value-based care transitions, especially as providers start to develop population health management teams.  With an expansive...

HCOs Falling Short of Population Health, Value-Based Care Goals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Slow and steady may win the race in Aesop’s fables, but healthcare organizations that are falling short of their population health management and value-based care goals will have a hard time making up ground against their competitors, reveals...

Data Analytics, Agile Implementation Speed Healthcare Quality Improvement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has been through numerous trials in recent years, from the financial and technical alterations brought by the Affordable Care Act and the HITECH Act to the rise of consumerism and the advent of the digital age. While providers...

NY Expands Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to 25 States

by Jennifer Bresnick

New York State’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) can now exchange critical patient data with 25 other states and Washington, DC, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced. The platform aids prescribers, pharmacists, and law enforcement...

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...

Real-Time Scheduling Data Helps BIDCO Manage Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

At Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), coordinating care and managing population health for the patients of more than 2500 affiliated providers comes with a number of organizational and technical challenges. More than 40 different...

Barbershop Population Health Pilot Cuts Uncontrolled Hypertension

by Jennifer Bresnick

Barbers in Los Angeles helped cut their patrons’ blood pressure along with their hair in a new study aimed at reducing uncontrolled hypertension among non-Hispanic black males.  Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center enlisted 52...

Should Connectivity, Not Comprehensiveness, be the EHR Goal?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The few electronic health record vendors that have risen to dominance in the past decade have done so by creating strong brand identities and targeting their offerings to specific segments of the health IT marketplace. Names like athenahealth,...

Will Clinical Decision Support, Health IT Cut Diagnostic Errors?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare professionals are continually being asked to do more with less.  With more patients but less time; more data but fewer meaningful tools to help them process it, it seems almost inevitable that diagnostic errors and patient safety...

Population Health Tools May Benefit from AI, Machine Learning

by Jessica Kent

Artificial intelligence and machine learning could help to accelerate a relatively immature market for population health management tools, according to a Chilmark Research report. Population health management (PHM) is closely associated with...

CVS Health Cuts Red Tape with Real-Time Prescription Cost Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Access to real-time data at the point of care may be one of the healthcare industry’s highest priorities, yet it remains one of its most elusive goals.  From interoperability issues, workflow barriers, and data aggregation woes to...

Healthy Nevada Study Combines Genomics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A unique population health study in Nevada is combining genomic information from thousands of citizens with socioeconomic, environmental, and clinical data to develop insights into how lifestyle interacts with genetics. The Healthy Nevada Project,...

Artificial Intelligence Helps with Costs, Clinical Care at HIMSS18

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - The annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition is the perfect time of year for health IT vendors to unveil their latest and greatest offerings.   With a captive - and captivated - audience of more than 43,000 registered attendees...

Mayo Offers Patient Education through Epic MyChart, Wellpepper

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mayo Clinic is now offering its trusted patient education resources to Epic Systems customers through the enhanced MyChart mobile patient portal app and the Wellpepper patient engagement platform. Announced at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, the two collaborations...

Vendors Push Big Data Analytics, but Hospitals Focus on Safety, Security

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Vendors and healthcare providers are not seeing eye to eye on their top priorities for 2018, according to the latest HIMSS US Leadership and Workforce Survey released at HIMSS18 today. While vendors and consulting firms are eager...

Podiatric Services Aid Chronic Care Management, Value-Based Care

by Jessica Kent

The integration of podiatric services could enhance chronic care management, improve health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and ultimately benefit the shift toward value-based care, according to a study commissioned by the New York State Podiatric...

Duke Health Achieves Stage 7 Maturity Score from HIMSS Analytics

by Jessica Kent

Duke Health is the first US institution to reach Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM), a companion to the popular EMRAM framework from HIMSS gauging electronic health record and health IT maturity. “Duke...

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