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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...

802 Orgs Lauded for Hypertension Control, Chronic Disease Management

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have recognized 802 physician practices and health systems across the country for improving chronic disease management among patients with...

Learning Health Systems, Big Data Key to Improving Outcomes

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Healthcare organizations looking to quickly translate research into best practices for clinical care should focus on transforming themselves into learning health systems that rely heavily on insights from big data analytics, says Peter...

Baylor Gets $6.3M NCI Grant for Racial, Ethnic Cancer Disparities Work

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $6.3 million to support researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in understanding the biological causes of racial and ethnic disparities in prostate and breast cancers. NCI states that...

Express Scripts Diabetes Management Program Saves $43M, Ups Outcomes

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A coordinated approach to chronic disease management for diabetics has reduced drug spending by 19 percent for more than 800 enrolled plan sponsors, saving a total of $42.6 million in 2017, said Express Scripts. “By combining...

Payer Analytics Link Dental, Eye Issues to Poor Health Outcomes

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Individuals who suffer from serious dental and vision conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and gum disease, are more likely to experience poor health comes and incur higher overall costs, according to a report from the Blue Cross...

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

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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...

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...

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