Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Value Based Care

Less Than 50% of Healthcare CIOs Have Strong Trust in their Data

November 14, 2018 - Healthcare CIOs reported a lack of strong trust in their data and low levels of self-service for making data-driven decisions, research from Dimensional Insight revealed. The organization surveyed 85 healthcare CIOs about the level of trust their organizations have in their financial, clinical, and operational data. When asked to rate data trust on a ten-point scale, just 40 percent of...


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Are Pending ONC Health Data Blocking Rules More or Less a Moot Point?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Any day now, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) will announce its proposed rule to combat the threat of data blocking – also known as information blocking – in accordance with Congressional directives within the 21st...

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...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Key to ACOs, Population Health

by Jessica Kent

Advanced primary care models such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) may contribute to improved population health outcomes and lower costs in accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a recent report from the...

Patient-Reported Data on Readmissions, Complications is Accurate

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient-reported data can be a valuable resource for healthcare providers looking to develop longitudinal records of past events, such as emergency room care, hospital readmissions, and complications from previous procedures, according to...

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...

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...

UHC, Medtronic Use Value-Based Care to Boost Diabetes Management

by Jessica Kent

A value-based care partnership between UnitedHealthcare and Medtronic has reduced preventable hospital admissions by 27 percent, enhanced diabetes management, and cut healthcare costs. First-year results, drawn from an analysis of over...

Eight States Partner for Medicaid Transformation, Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Governors Association (NGA) has selected eight states from across the nation to participate in a health data exchange and data analytics collaborative intended to foster innovation in Medicaid. Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware,...

Emory, Kaiser Permanente Form Population Health Partnership

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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