Mass General population health

(L-R) Gregory Weidner, MD; Shafiq Rab, MD; Adrian Zai, MD; and Thomas Lundquist, MD, at the Pop Health Forum 2016.

By Mike Miliard 10:51 am April 06, 2017
IT-optimized changes created big improvements in chronic care management, hospital executive says.
To spot suicidal veterans, VA turns to predictive analytics tool

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm April 05, 2017
With as many as 20 veterans committing suicide a day, officials expect REACH VET to root out at-risk patients so doctors can intervene immediately.
Incentives will drive healthcare industry to share cyberthreat info

Denise Anderson, president of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, asked Tuesday that Congress create permanent cybersecurity liaisons.

By Jessica Davis 08:08 am April 05, 2017
As threats continue to plague the healthcare industry, Congress needs to financially support industries willing to share threat data, group says.
Leora Horwitz at Pop Health Forum Boston 2017

Leora Horwitz, MD, at the Pop Health Forum in Boston.

By Mike Miliard 03:15 pm April 04, 2017
New York University Langone Medical Center director says enlisting clinical champions and demonstrating value can help great ideas take root.
HIMSS Analytics Brendan FitzGerald

HIMSS Analytics director Brendan FitzGerald speaking at Pop Health Forum in Boston.

By Tom Sullivan 02:34 pm April 04, 2017
But HIMSS Analytics director Brendan FitzGerald says you do need a core set of tech tools to get the job done.
Ann Wells and Bill Hoberecht

Bill Hoberecht, former senior director of population health management at Kaiser Permanente Colorado with Ann Wells, MD, an internist specializing in prevention and chronic care solutions.

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am April 04, 2017
At Kaiser Permanente Colorado, "personalized health management" relies on IT savvy, clear operational goals and data that paints the entire health picture.
Pop Health Forum Boston 2017
By Tom Sullivan 09:57 am April 04, 2017
Keeping physicians engaged is important, but health systems need their technology teams involved from the start, execs say at Pop Health Forum.  
InterSystems 3rd-party development projects
By Mike Miliard 01:09 pm April 03, 2017
Baystate Health’s TechSpring partners with vendors such as Cerner, Imprivata and Premier to help them develop apps to bring to market.
Pop Health Forum in Boston 2017
By Tom Sullivan 11:48 am April 03, 2017
Focus on analytics, data and maintaining patient access, speakers at the Pop Health Forum in Boston say.
precision medicine survey
By Bill Siwicki 08:55 am April 03, 2017
Precision medicine holds the promise of combatting diseases in whole new ways, but the barrier to entry is pretty high.

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