Population Health

By Altarum Institute 10:13 am March 22, 2016
Despite the widely publicized successes of the Affordable Care Act, many rural Americans were forgotten by health care reform. Telemedicine is a critical tool for transitioning to value-based treatments, and to better serving rural communities.  
By David Macfarlane 12:19 pm December 16, 2015
Well before it became a catchphrase in health IT, population health was the province of academics who devised predictably academic definitions. Today, there are many more minds working on population health matters, which has created "a conflicting understanding of the term."
By Torben Nielsen 02:04 pm December 04, 2015
In November, CMS updated guidance that previously called for health plans to update provider directories on a monthly basis. Unfortunately for patients, the data is now only required to be updated quarterly.
By Hamid Tabatabaie 09:39 am November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
By Robert Dichter 08:50 am November 18, 2015
Healthcare organizations across all settings cannot help but hear the clamor to put population health management strategies into action. Although it's the next logical step towards accountable care, many providers are hesitant or simply lack the resources needed to get a sustainable strategy off the ground.
By Shahid Shah 08:41 am November 12, 2015
If patient-driven healthcare spending has arrived does that mean we're ready for digital health or healthcare insurance retail stores?
By Manish Tandon 04:40 pm November 03, 2015
The speed at which technology is pervading the healthcare and life sciences industries means a patient-centric ecosystem of connected care is well within sight.
By Mike Restuccia 05:34 pm September 28, 2015
Penn Medicine's CIO reflects on IT moving from the basement to the boardroom, increasing vendor participants, engagement with the clinical community and the future point toward which the industry is headed.
By Brian Dolan 11:19 am September 17, 2015
For seven years, MobiHealthNews has been a go-to site for news, commentary, online events and research. Now it is the newest member of the HIMSS Media family -- the leading source of digital health news.
By Janice Young 09:40 am September 02, 2015
While healthcare has made progress in adopting digital age customer service practices, there exists a much larger and more significant opportunity: care and health management.

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