Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Quality Of Care

Medicaid Big Data Vital for Population Health Management

by Sara Heath

Encounter data collection is an important part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule for improving population health management within Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), according to a recent article by Philip...

Care Coordination, Quality Care Can Increase Patient Loyalty

by Sara Heath

In the healthcare industry, ensuring patient consumer loyalty to a certain healthcare provider is critical not only for organization finances, but for physician reputation and job fulfillment as well. But what are the key factors in consumer...

How Retail Health Clinics Impact Population Health Management

by Sara Heath

Retail health clinics have seen a surge over the past decade, bringing major changes to the healthcare industry, particularly in the realm of providing low-cost, quality care to patients at a very local level. Recently, retail health clinics...

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Bring $411M in Savings

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite a rocky start and more than a few drop-outs along the way, Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations in the Pioneer and Shared Savings Programs continue to produce hundreds of millions in savings for CMS and participating providers....

Only 29% of Sinusitis Visits Adhere to Evidence-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Urgent care, primary care, and emergency department clinicians rarely adhere to evidence-based care guidelines for the treatment of common sinusitis, finds a new study published last month in the American Journal of Managed Care.  Just 29...

NYU Receives $2.55M Population Health Management Grant

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of geriatric nursing and executive director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, a $2.55 million grant to improve population...

Health IT Helps Hospitals Win Quality, Patient Safety Awards

by Jennifer Bresnick

Intelligent and efficient use of clinical analytics and other health IT tools has figured highly in a series of care quality and patient safety awards doled out this summer by organizations including Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the...

Population Health Management New Focus for Retail Clinics

by Sara Heath

Population health management has increasingly become a hot topic in the healthcare industry, as adequate management can not only cut healthcare costs, but help increase the well-being of patients. By making improvements in both medication adherence...

ACO, PCMH Models May Not Be Boosting Care Quality, Satisfaction

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers who are participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are not sure that these novel care delivery models are having a positive impact on patient care quality or provider satisfaction,...

“Most Wired” Hospital Turns to Integration, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Each year, choosing the healthcare organizations that make it onto the Hospitals & Health Networks “Most Wired” list must get a little more difficult.  As providers strive to develop integrated EHR infrastructure and start...

29 Kaiser Permanente Clinics Receive Level 3 PCMH Recognition

by Jennifer Bresnick

All twenty-nine members of the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Medical Group have received the highest level of NCQA patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, the health system announced this week, adding to its large collection of accolades...

Data Governance, Partnership Key to DOD EHR Project, Cerner Says

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cerner President Zane Burke had a lot to celebrate in a corporate earning call held August 4, which made special mention of the EHR vendor’s role in the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health’s triumph over its competitors, which included...

NIH Awarded HIMSS Stage 7 for Clinical Data Sharing, EHR Use

by Sara Heath

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center was recently recognized for its excellence in clinical data collection and EHR use. The clinic received a Stage 7 award on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM),...

Lockheed Martin Health IT Alliance to Improve Population Health

by Sara Heath

Health IT is an ever-growing business, and Lockheed Martin is jumping on the bandwagon by starting a partnership with five other prominent health IT providers, according to a Lockheed Martin press release. The members of the Lockheed Martin Healthcare...

CMS Turns to Value-Based Reimbursement, Data Analytics at 50

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medicare has experienced its fair share of ups and downs during the first fifty years of its life, but former CMS Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD, believes the massive public insurance program is just getting started.  In an interview...

Does Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation Take Too Long?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is often lauded as one of the most effective frameworks for practice transformation.  Integrating health IT and data analytics with population health management and care coordination strategies, the...

69% of Medication Non-Adherence Due to Poor Patient Behaviors

by Sara Heath

Express Scripts recently released a white paper about the link between healthcare costs and medication non-adherence, citing the different costs, causes, and preventative measures surrounding the issue. The report explains that non-adherence...

Big Data, Value-Based Reimbursement Must Combine for Quality

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has faced any number of significant challenges during its rapid transition from paper to electronic health records, not least of which is defining the differences between “data” and “information.” ...

Health IT Patient Safety Center to Tackle EHR, Usability Hazards

by Jennifer Bresnick

The breakneck pace of EHR adoption and the industry’s sudden reliance on health IT systems to complete the majority of their daily tasks has its positives and negatives.  While technology has enabled providers to engage in predictive...

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Drives Systematic Improvement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data is everywhere.  Whether you’re a fan of the term or not, the impact of these messy, massive data sets proliferating at an unprecedented pace is readily apparent in the healthcare industry, where access to timely, accurate...


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