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Integrated Care Delivery May Bring Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

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Integrated care delivery in a team-based primary care setting has the potential to provide better patient outcomes, fewer hospital visits and lower costs, according to a 10-year study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare. Published in the Journal...

Baltimore Population Health Plan Focuses on Racial Disparities

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Baltimore’s struggles with racial inequality have been a fixture in national headlines in recent months, and its troubling population health disparities form a significant part of the problem.  In order to address the stark differences...

Digital Chronic Disease Management Boosts Diabetes Self-Care

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Using digital health tools to promote self-care may be an effective way to improve chronic disease management programs aimed at diabetes, says a new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  A six-week workshop that includes...

Patient-Centered Medical Home May Improve Safety Net Care

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Establishing a patient-centered medical home model in safety net clinics may lead to more primary care visits and less emergency department use among Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed...

Project to Develop EHR Toolkit to Stem Readmissions

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About 95 percent of U.S. hospitals use electronic health records (EHR) for population health management, but the technology has yet to realize its full potential. A team from the Dartmouth Institute is working to change that. Led by Dartmouth...

What is the New Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Program?

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The traditional fee-for-service reimbursement model is slowly being phased out in favor of value-based care, and a new advanced primary care model, called the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program, will launch in 2017 to provide even...

Population Health Management, Big Data Markets Set to Grow

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The need for big data in healthcare IT appears to be driving significant growth in population health management solutions and global healthcare analytics markets, according to two recent studies. According to a Transparency Market Research study,...

Psychosocial Data, Big Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Care

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The fact that health outcomes tend to be worse for patients in poverty or who have lower levels of education should come as no surprise to many clinicians. But most hospitals have only worked around the margins to incorporate concerns about income,...

CMS Revamps Team-Based Home Care Program for Elderly Patients

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As the nation’s patient population continues to trend older and care coordination becomes increasingly important for participation in value-based care programs, CMS is taking some time to tweak one of its team-based home care initiatives....

Open Population Health Analytics Flag Philly Health Disparities

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The City of Philadelphia has released an online, freely available population health analytics application that highlights health disparities and socioeconomic determinates of health at a neighborhood level.  The Community Health Explorer...

Synchronized Pick-Up Boosts Medication Adherence Up to 13%

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Patients who are able to collect all their prescriptions during a single trip to the pharmacy are up to thirteen percent more likely to demonstrate acceptable medication adherence, says a new study published in Health Affairs.  The research,...

Using Claims, Lab, and Clinical Analytics to Discover Diabetics

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Combining and normalizing data from numerous, disparate sources to effectively manage population health across the spectrum of care is necessary, yet presents us with significant challenges today. Through industry innovation and collaboration...

CMS Seeks Providers for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting applications for practices to participate in its new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) delivery model. According to a press release, the agency is looking for approximately...

AMA, Intermountain Form Real-Time Data Partnership for Diabetes

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The American Medical Association, Intermountain Healthcare, and Omada Health have announced a new data-driven chronic disease management and prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.  The patient-centered program...

FCC Plans to Map Broadband Access to Aid Chronic Disease Care

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking an analytical approach to understanding the broadband infrastructure needs of healthcare organizations and their patients.  A new broadband health mapping tool will allow stakeholders...

In-Hospital Prescriptions Boost Medication Adherence by 29%

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Making medications available at the point of care can improve medication adherence rates by up to 29 percent, according to recent research published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study involved an analysis of diabetic Medicare...

HHS Targets Population Health, Big Data with $36M in Grants

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More than a thousand primary care and safety net providers in forty-one states and Puerto Rico will benefit from $36 million in health IT development funding doled out by the Department of Health and Human Services this month.  The grants...

CMS Selects 516 Orgs for Population Health Management Program

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According to a recent announcement, CMS has selected 516 participants to join the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, a five-year population health management initiative designed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among...

$335K Grant Supports Chronic Disease Management for Lupus

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A $335,000 grant from the HHS Office of Minority Health will help the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) strengthen its chronic disease management programs for patients with lupus, the organization announced this week. The Lupus Initiative,...

State-Led Programs Help Meet Population Health Management Goals

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While providers work in the trenches to improve patient outcomes and hospital quality, many states have also established population health management programs to boost the region’s overall healthcare performance. A new online resource from...

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