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Blog posts tagged with population health management

  • The interoperable healthcare our Veterans deserve 4

    Paul Black
    October 30, 2017

    We owe our Veterans and service members respect, gratitude and an effective healthcare system that delivers seamless care to them and their families, no matter where they see a healthcare professional. Read more…

  • Busting 6 myths about automated patient engagement 2

    Phil Marshall MD, MPH
    October 27, 2017

    Automated patient engagement is a relatively new approach, and it challenges some of the systemic beliefs that have built up over many years in healthcare. Here are six common myths. Read more…

  • How one hospital successfully overhauled care management

    Paul Black
    August 22, 2017

    Care coordination is at the epicenter of the healthcare industry’s shift to value-based care. Holyoke Medical Center (Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) successfully redesigned its function to a more unified approach that improved care coordination ratings within just six months. Read more…

  • 5 care coordination findings you should know 1

    Paul Black
    July 27, 2017

    Value-based care is here to stay, and care coordination is key to success. After several years of evaluating risk-based arrangements, what does the evidence tell us about what's working? Here are five key findings. Read more…

  • What healthcare needs to succeed in a consumer-driven world

    Kim South
    July 18, 2017

    When patients bear more financial responsibility for their healthcare, they act more like consumers. Providers must embrace experience alongside quality and cost to be successful. Read more…

  • New analysis reveals higher rates of prediabetes progressing to diabetes

    Fatima Paruk MD MPH
    May 02, 2017

    The bad news is that once prediabetes progresses to diabetes, it can cause serious complications, especially if left unmanaged. The good news is that research also shows that finding and connecting with prediabetic patients can help prevent or delay diabetes and improve outcomes. Big data – using both health and non-health data, machine learning and artificial intelligence – is the key. Read more…

  • What the FDA decision reveals about medicine today

    Joel Diamond MD
    April 27, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new genetic risk panel from 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. This news is significant in the world of medicine and evokes several questions. Read more…

  • Top 3 challenges facing healthcare consumers

    Kim South RN
    April 13, 2017

    People are bearing more responsibility for selecting and paying for their own care, and those costs are rising rapidly. As their portion of healthcare costs soars, patients are eager to find ways to reduce spending. But they face three main challenges that prevent them from becoming truly informed and empowered consumers. Read more…

  • The precision medicine learning curve

    Joel Diamond MD
    February 20, 2017

    The concept of applying genomics and precision medicine is gaining momentum. Physicians are enthusiastic about the potential of personalized care plans to improve patient outcomes. But several questions remain for physicians who must put precision medicine into practice, including these. Read more…

  • 7 challenges when organizations own patient data

    Kim South RN
    February 13, 2017

    As the healthcare industry shifts to a new mindset – that patients instead of organizations should own their data – we look for examples of this approach in practice. Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) believes patients should have greater responsibility for their own electronic health record (EHR) information, and now enables patients to modify their own records. Read more…

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