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Minority Health Disparities Impacting Care Access, Management

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Minority health disparities continue to impact several quality metrics, including care access, provider communication, chronic disease management, and mental health treatment, according to a new CMS report. CMS stated that in order to...

Aetna, Harvard Partner for Population Health Research Initiative

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Aetna will partner with the Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health for a five-year research collaborative that will study the determinants of well-being and their correlation to population health and productivity. Researchers from...

How NPs, PAs Add Value to Population Health Management Teams

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Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can offer vital support to organizations undergoing their value-based care transitions, especially as providers start to develop population health management teams.  With an...

HCOs Falling Short of Population Health, Value-Based Care Goals

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Slow and steady may win the race in Aesop’s fables, but healthcare organizations that are falling short of their population health management and value-based care goals will have a hard time making up ground against their...

Population Health Nurses Require Changes in Education, Practices

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Nurses can play an integral role in improving population health, but healthcare stakeholders must first initiate changes in nursing education, practices, and policy to enhance population-focused leadership capabilities and data management...

Humana Targets Social Determinants to Improve Population Health

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Humana’s Bold Goal program, a comprehensive strategy aiming to improve population health, focuses on identifying and addressing social determinants of health to boost outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries in communities across the...

NY Expands Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to 25 States

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New York State’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) can now exchange critical patient data with 25 other states and Washington, DC, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced. The platform aids prescribers, pharmacists, and law...

Kaiser Permanente Program Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risks

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Kaiser Permanente’s Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Everyday (PHASE) program can reduce cardiovascular disease risks in patients with diabetes and improve population health, according to a study published in the American Journal...

Real-Time Scheduling Data Helps BIDCO Manage Population Health

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At Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), coordinating care and managing population health for the patients of more than 2500 affiliated providers comes with a number of organizational and technical challenges. More than 40...

Barbershop Population Health Pilot Cuts Uncontrolled Hypertension

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Barbers in Los Angeles helped cut their patrons’ blood pressure along with their hair in a new study aimed at reducing uncontrolled hypertension among non-Hispanic black males.  Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...

Population Health Tools May Benefit from AI, Machine Learning

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning could help to accelerate a relatively immature market for population health management tools, according to a Chilmark Research report. Population health management (PHM) is closely associated...

Healthy Nevada Study Combines Genomics, Population Health

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A unique population health study in Nevada is combining genomic information from thousands of citizens with socioeconomic, environmental, and clinical data to develop insights into how lifestyle interacts with genetics. The Healthy Nevada...

Mayo Offers Patient Education through Epic MyChart, Wellpepper

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Mayo Clinic is now offering its trusted patient education resources to Epic Systems customers through the enhanced MyChart mobile patient portal app and the Wellpepper patient engagement platform. Announced at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, the...

Podiatric Services Aid Chronic Care Management, Value-Based Care

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The integration of podiatric services could enhance chronic care management, improve health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and ultimately benefit the shift toward value-based care, according to a study commissioned by the New York...

CMS Recognizes Kaiser Permanente for Reducing Care Disparities

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CMS has named Kaiser Permanente as the first recipient of the Health Equity Award, which recognizes Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to reduce care disparities for Medicare beneficiaries. “Kaiser Permanente’s physicians...

EHR Data Mining, Patient Outreach Can Aid Hypertension Care

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Pairing EHR data mining with patient outreach and follow-up could be an effective way to identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension and support chronic disease management in underserved communities, according to a study published in...

CIOs Plan to Invest More in AI, Predictive Analytics, Big Data Tools

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Healthcare IT leaders are investing more time and money in predictive analytics tools because of their potential to improve population health and reduce care costs, but they will also have to invest in artificial intelligence and big data...

74% of Execs Say Interoperability is Critical for Value-Based Care

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Over 70 percent of healthcare financial executives say that data interoperability must improve within the next three years to ensure the success of value-based care, according to a Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) survey...

Geisinger Aids Diabetes Care with Community Food Initiative

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Geisinger’s Fresh Food Farmacy program, which provides diabetic adults with access to free, nutritious food and comprehensive health behavioral services, has proven more effective and less costly than other methods of treatment. The...

Clinical Analytics Aid Payers, Providers with Value-Based Care

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Clinical analytics and data integration are helping health payers and providers boost quality and meet the challenges of value-based care, says the 8th Annual Industry Pulse Report from Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive...

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