Population Health

How Henry Ford Physician Network made its ACO work
By Susan Morse 11:31 am March 06, 2018
Health IT data from its Epic medical records system and risk scores from Optum went into the enterprise data warehouse.
patient engagement technology

A panel of experts at the HIMSS18 Patient Engagement & Experience Summit on Monday.

By Mike Miliard 11:19 am March 06, 2018
There's no shortage of patient portals, mobile apps and chatbots out there, but too often, health systems haven't deployed them in any meaningful way, expert says.
Avera Health boosts ICU care quality

Avera McKennan Hospital and University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 03:54 pm March 02, 2018
Over the course of year, the health system has cut hospital length of stay and saved $62 million with help from the company's remote care platform.
IBM machine learning
By Jessica Davis 03:48 pm March 02, 2018
All its properties will be in one place at Booth 6243, which will feature innovations powered by a diverse array of acquisitions in recent years.
healthcare social determinants
By Mike Miliard 12:12 pm March 02, 2018
Its new risk score harnesses clinically-validated information from non-clinical settings, enabling health systems to better manage their 30-day readmission risks.
Smartlink debuts a Clinically Integrated Network for pop health

A screenshot of Smartlink's CIN tool.

By Tom Sullivan 09:50 am March 02, 2018
The CIN can extract data from EHRs, clinical and financial systems to deliver a more comprehensive view of a patient’s medical history.
opioids
By Mike Miliard 02:23 pm February 28, 2018
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act calls for mandated e-prescribing of controlled substances under Medicare Part D, starting in 2020.
Apple reveals AC Wellness medical centers to focus on patient experience and population health

Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

By Dave Muoio 10:16 am February 27, 2018
The medical centers will offer concierge care to eligible Apple employees and integrate clinical best practices and technology, the company said.
population health colon cancer

Georgia's Albany Area Primary Health Care has a major effort underway to increase their percentage of colorectal cancer screenings utilizing population managers.

By Bill Siwicki 02:49 pm February 21, 2018
The national average colorectal screening rate is 39 percent but at Albany Area Primary Health Care it's 60 percent.
telehealth and predictive analytics
By Beth Jones Sanborn 09:49 am February 21, 2018
A new approach to preventing falls with telehealth and predictive analytics technologies has implication for other applications of population health data.

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