Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Value Based Care

Emory, Kaiser Permanente Form Population Health Partnership

June 14, 2018 - Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente have announced a partnership aimed at improving population health management and expanding care access while supporting patients within their communities. The collaboration will turn Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital into the primary hospitals for The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) and members in the...


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Top 5 Questions for Payers about Population Health Initiatives

by Jennifer Bresnick

Value-based reimbursement is slowly but surely increasing its footprint in the healthcare industry as payers look to control costs while rewarding providers for improved prevention and management of chronic disease.  Targeted population...

Physicians Seek Population Health, RCM Advice for Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physician groups looking to accelerate their transitions to value-based care are actively seeking out advice from consultants who can support the development of improved population health management and revenue cycle management initiatives, according...

Predictive Analytics, Care Management Combine for Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations shifting away from fee-for-service, encounter-based care models often find themselves adding traditionally non-billable services to their care management repertoires in an effort to get ahead of chronic diseases and deliver...

Early Adoption of Quality Measures Benefited Psychiatric Hospitals

by Jessica Kent

Hospitals that began reporting their inpatient psychiatric services measures early improved their performance over time and had a comparative advantage over their peers, according to a study conducted by The Joint Commission’s Health Research...

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,...

AMA Invests $27M in Health2047 to Accelerate Value-Based Care

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it will help boost chronic disease reduction, productivity, and value-based care through a $27.2 million investment in Health2047, a Silicon Valley-based innovation enterprise that works...

BCBS Value-Based Care Programs Boost Quality, Reduce Costs

by Jessica Kent

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) recently announced that its network of value-based care programs, including accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), is outperforming other initiatives in...

Humana Launches Value-Based Care Model for Expectant Mothers

by Jessica Kent

Humana has partnered with OB-GYN practices to introduce a national value-based payment model that will improve maternity care quality and reduce costs for Humana members with low- to moderate-risk pregnancies. “Because quality maternity...

How AI Can Cut Costs, Uncover Hidden Opportunities in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

In what seems like just a matter of months, artificial intelligence has become the number one topic of discussion in the health IT industry.  Machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, and natural language processing suddenly seem...

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...

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...

UnitedHealth Supports Bundled Payments with Health Data Analytics

by Jessica Kent

UnitedHealth Group recently announced its collaboration with healthcare providers, health systems, and government that will include offering health data analytics coordination tied to the growing use of bundled payment models in Medicare. UnitedHealth...

CMS Announces Patient-Centered Data Sharing Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced a new initiative to ensure that patients remain at the center of the healthcare system as providers and payers continue to transition to value-based care.   The MyHealthEData initiative...

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...

Payers Starting to Tie Precision Medicine to Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine has started to offer important answers to patients with diseases that have a genetic component, but covering the costs of cutting-edge testing and emerging therapies can be a challenge. Payers are often hesitant to commit to...

74% of Execs Say Interoperability is Critical for Value-Based Care

by Jessica Kent

Over 70 percent of healthcare financial executives say that data interoperability must improve within the next three years to ensure the success of value-based care, according to a Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) survey sponsored...

Clinical Analytics Aid Payers, Providers with Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical analytics and data integration are helping health payers and providers boost quality and meet the challenges of value-based care, says the 8th Annual Industry Pulse Report from Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group. Data...

Financial Big Data Analytics Woes Plague Healthcare Providers, Payers

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers and payers must improve their financial big analytics competencies if they wish to succeed in 2018’s rapidly evolving business environment, says a new report by Kaufman Hall, but few organizations have the ability to...

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