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Top 5 Collaborative Tasks for Population Management, Public Health

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Promoting and maintaining population health has always required combined effort from public health offices, private healthcare entities, and social service organizations. Each sector plays its own distinct role in addressing the community,...

CVS to Offer Nationwide Home Delivery of Prescription Drugs

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CVS Pharmacy is now offering speedy home delivery of prescription drugs across the nation as a way to improve medication adherence, boster population health, meet consumer expectations – and potentially get ahead of competitors like...

The Sequoia Project Updates Patient Matching Framework

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Improving data integrity, standardizing electronic health record (EHR) practices, and enhancing workflows will reduce the number and severity of patient matching issues, according to a recently released white paper from The Sequoia...

Emory, Kaiser Permanente Form Population Health Partnership

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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...

ICD-10 Allows Non-Physician Documentation of Social Determinants

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Healthcare organizations concerned about how to record data on patients’ social determinants of health are allowed to use non-physician documentation to support ICD-10 coding for common socioeconomic issues, says the American...

Machine Learning, Wearables Accurately Predict Poor Mental Health

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A machine learning algorithm can accurately identify risk factors for mental health issues, including high stress, by analyzing data collected from wearable devices, according to a study published in JMIR. Recent advancements in mobile...

CMS: Use Health IT, Medicaid Coverage Options to Combat Opioids

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CMS has released two documents describing how states can leverage Medicaid services and health IT tools to support beneficiaries battling opioid addiction. The organization released an Informational Bulletin to guide states on how to...

Costs Fell by 11% When Payer Addressed Social Determinants of Health

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Organizations that account for the social determinants of health and connect patients to services that meet their social needs could reduce spending by approximately 11 percent within a year, according to a recent study....

FDA Urges Opioids Guidelines to Stem “Biggest Public Health Crisis”

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Just like every other public health stakeholder, the FDA is struggling to control the immense impact of opioids on the nation’s health and wellbeing.  The opioid addiction epidemic is currently “the biggest public health...

Top 5 Questions for Payers about Population Health Initiatives

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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

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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...

Social Determinants of Health Dashboard Expands to 500 Cities

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The City Health Dashboard, an online resource offering interactive insights into clinical data and social determinants of health, now covers 500 cities across the United States.  The publicly available tool, developed by the...

Predictive Analytics, Care Management Combine for Value-Based Care

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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...

CMS Strategy to Focus on Rural Healthcare Access, Quality

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CMS has announced a new Rural Health Strategy, which will help ensure that the nearly one in five individuals living in rural areas have access to quality healthcare. “For the first time, CMS is organizing and focusing our efforts...

Updating PA Practice Laws May Improve Rural Healthcare Access

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Physician assistants (PAs) have the potential to help combat the shortage of physicians in rural communities and improve patient access to healthcare, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) stated in a recent policy brief....

Over 80% of Nurses See Increased Role in Patient Management

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Eighty-seven percent of registered nurses (RNs) agreed that non-physician healthcare professionals, including RNs and nurse practitioners, are playing an increasingly important role in patient management and care coordination, according to...

New AHA Digital Tool Offers Chronic Disease Screening Services

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is working to improve community health with its Health Screening Services, which will allow consumers to identify potential chronic disease risks and inspire them to make necessary behavioral and...

NIH Grants $10M to Newborn Genome Sequencing Project

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $10 million, four-year grant to HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology in support of their newborn whole genome sequencing project, which will help with the diagnosis and care of...

Opioid Prescriptions Dropped 12% in 2017 as Guidelines Change

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In 2017, the volume of opioid prescriptions saw its biggest decline in 25 years, reflecting changing guidelines and more aggressive population health management techniques, according to a new report from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data...

ACP Urges Social Determinants Data Collection, Education

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To address the care disparities associated with the social determinants of health, healthcare stakeholders must adjust data collection, medical education, and public policy, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has argued. Despite...

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