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23andMe, Lark Health Join Genetics, AI, Diabetes Prevention

January 9, 2019 - Consumer genetic test company 23andMe has announced a partnership with Lark Health, provider of AI-driven health coaching programs, to allow consumers to use genetic test results to inform their approach to wellness. The collaboration will integrate the results of 23andMe genetic tests into Lark Health’s wellness programming and CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program...


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Which Population Health IT Vendors Offer Strong Partnerships?

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Developing a comprehensive, effective population health management (PHM) program is often a long and challenging journey – one that requires healthcare providers to forge strong partnership with their technology vendors. In order to...

Cerner Offers New Clinical Decision Support Toolkit for Opioid Safety

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In 2016, just under 50,000 people died of an opioid-related overdose. Illegal substances such as heroin and fentanyl have taken an increasingly heavy toll on public health since the middle of the decade. But the National Institutes of...

IoT Adoption Tracks with Increased Spending on Population Health

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting bigger every day as consumers and providers continue to adopt smart technologies and devices at a rapid clip. From wearable fitness trackers to ingestible sensors tucked into tiny pills, the IoT is...

HHS Calls for Public Comment on Pain Management Draft Framework

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HHS has released a draft report proposing recommendations to improve the nation’s pain management strategies and reduce the devastating impact of improperly used opioids on population health. The report, published by the Pain...

HHS Seeks Public Comment on Healthy People 2030 Initiative

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a request for public comments on the objectives of its Healthy People 2030 initiative, a population health strategy focused on critical health promotion and disease...

Walgreens, Google’s Verily Partner on Chronic Disease Management

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Walgreens Boots Alliance and Verily, a healthcare company owned by Google’s parent entity Alphabet, have announced a collaboration on multiple projects intended to improve chronic disease management and reduce healthcare...

Social Determinants of Health, Value-Based Care Key for Medicaid Success

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Value-based care incentives and broader collaborations to address the social determinants of health will be required to reduce spending and improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a report from the Association for...

US Patients See Rising Burdens of Mental Health, Chronic Disease

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Mental health issues, behavioral health concerns, and chronic diseases are on the rise for individuals in the United States, creating significant challenges for healthcare providers in many regions of the country, according to the United...

NCQA Launches Two New Population Health Management Programs

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has launched two new population health management programs designed to assess and support organizations as they deliver holistic patient care. NCQA’s Population Health Program...

Nearly 50% of Nurses See Opioids as a Top Population Health Concern

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Forty-seven percent of registered nurses (RNs) named opioid abuse as one of the top three healthcare crises that will have the worst impact on population health in the next five years, a recent survey from the University of Phoenix...

FDA: Medical Device Innovation Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

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Combating the opioid epidemic will require advanced medical devices and sophisticated data analytics that can help detect and treat abuse, FDA officials wrote in a recent blog post. Opioid abuse is one of the most significant health...

Humana Invests $7M in Social Determinants of Health Programs

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The Humana Foundation has announced plans to invest nearly $7 million in 9 organizations that are committed to addressing the social determinants of health, including food security, social connection, and financial stability. The new...

Geisinger Population Health Program Cuts Opioid Use by 18%

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Geisinger Health System has announced that its ProvenRecovery Program, a population health initiative that aims to reduce opioid use, hospital stays, and healthcare costs, will be implemented across 42 surgical procedures that impact...

EHR Data Sharing Identifies Hypertension Care Disparities

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Health systems participating in an electronic health record (EHR) data sharing collaborative were able to identify care disparities among hypertension patients and could enable organizations to share best practices for quality...

Population Health Program Cuts Hospital Admissions by Nearly 50%

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Northwest Physicians Network (NPN) in Washington State has launched a collaborative population health program that has cut hospital admissions by 43 percent, ambulance transports by 47 percent, and emergency department visits by 36...

Socioeconomic Data Will Play Key Role in Population Health for Minorities

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As the healthcare industry continues its slow and steady shift to holistic care, more organizations are beginning to understand that they must integrate socioeconomic data into their analytics and population health management...

Data Exchange, Integration Shortfalls Stymie Population Health

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Slow and uneven progress towards seamless health data interoperability is making it difficult for healthcare organizations to access the data they need for population health management, according to the 2018 CHIME Most Wired trends...

CMS: Data-Driven Strategies Can Improve Population Health for Minorities

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To improve population health and increase care access among minority patients, organizations should implement data-driven strategies and identify the unique challenges within specific communities, Cara V. James, PhD, Director of the Office...

Preventive Dental Care Associated with Fewer ED, Hospital Visits

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Providing dental coverage as a preventive care benefit may help providers and payers reduce the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to a new two-year study from Capital BlueCross, Dominion National, and...

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