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Real-Time ADT, PDMP Alerts Support Population Health in Rhode Island

September 25, 2018 - A statewide health information exchange (HIE) program in Rhode Island is helping to coordinate care and improve population health management through real-time admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) alerts and prescription drug monitoring messaging. The alerts, which are available to participating providers within ten minutes of a hospital-related event, is actively helping to reduce...


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CMS Disability Index Identifies Care Disparities, Access Issues

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Physical and mental disabilities have a significant impact on individuals’ ability to access healthcare, obtain quality services, and manage associated social determinants of health, a recent report from CMS reveals. According to...

Johns Hopkins Nursing Launches Chronic Disease Management Center

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has launched a new center that aims to enhance research on chronic disease management and develop comprehensive care plans for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The new facility, called the...

Health Literacy Education Key to Rural Population Health, Care Access

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Improving patient health literacy and reducing out-of-pocket healthcare costs can support improved rural population health, according to a recent report from the National Quality Forum (NQF). More than 59 million people currently live in...

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

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Diabetes and heart disease are two of the most costly and prevalent chronic conditions impacting patients in the US, leading the healthcare industry to spend billions every year to treat and manage these disorders. As care delivery...

Hospital Care May Not Influence Socioeconomic Outcomes Disparities

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Hospitals generally provide similar levels of quality care to individuals across socioeconomic groups, indicating that outcomes disparities may be rooted in external community factors, according to a recent study published in JAMA. While...

Humana Creates New Data Analytics, Digital Health Division

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Humana has announced the launch of a new data analytics and digital health division, called Humana Studio H, which will focus on developing data-driven products and services for use across the entire organizations. The center will be...

Dell Medical School’s Big Data Hub to Address Population Health

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Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin has launched a Biomedical Data Science Hub that will enhance population health research with big data analytics. Data scientists at Dell Med are currently working to extract health...

Population Health Intervention Ups Hypertension Control by 6%

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Data-driven risk stratification and population health management strategies improved hypertension management by six percent in a safety-net clinic, indicating a promising approach for reducing care disparities, says a study published in...

AHA Honors Atrium Health for Care Quality, Reducing Disparities

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has recognized Atrium Health for its efforts in increasing healthcare quality and reducing care disparities in communities. Atrium Health ranked in the top five for the Quest for Quality prize,...

Schooling Docs in Population Health Requires Data, Aligned Incentives

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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...

$30M in NIH Grants Will Support Population Health Research, Clinical Trials

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NIH’s Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory has announced five new research awards to assist health systems in conducting large-scale clinical trial studies focused on population health research, care coordination, and...

How CVS Specialty Pharmacy Manages Patients with Digital Engagement

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Complex diseases, both chronic and acute, often require significant investments in time and money from the four P’s of healthcare – patients, providers, payers, and pharmacists – to manage in a cost-effective and...

How to Integrate Clinical Care with Mental, Behavioral Healthcare

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As the industry continues its shift from volume to value, healthcare organizations should consider innovative strategies for incorporating mental and behavioral healthcare services with the clinical environment. Delivering high-quality,...

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

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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...

BCBSA Tackles Opioids with Big Data, Accreditations, Member Hotline

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is taking additional steps to combat opioid abuse by leveraging big data analytics and offering more resources to patients and providers seeking to prevent or treat opioid dependence. In...

Addressing Chronic Disease with Population Health Management Strategies

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Chronic diseases are among the most costly, prevalent, and avoidable ailments impacting population health. Conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and opioid addiction claim thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year. The...

AMA, Google Name Winners of PGHD, Data Sharing Challenge

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the three winners of its AMA Healthcare Interoperability and Innovation Challenge, a project sponsored by Google Cloud that aims to promote data sharing and create tools that will use...

Alabama Recruits for Statewide Population Health, Genomics Program

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The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) has begun recruiting participants for its population health program that will use genomic analysis to predict disease. AGHI is a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Has Saved Payer $1.2B Since 2011

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has saved nearly $1.2 billion – yes, billion – since 2011 by implementing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model across ninety percent of its contracted healthcare providers in its...

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