Population Health

doctors driving value-based care

“It is often the specialist who sees the patient most frequently and takes the lead in coordinating overall care,” said Charles Saunders, MD, and CEO of Integra Connect.

By Bill Siwicki 10:57 am August 30, 2017
With many specialists becoming de facto primary care physicians, experts say they should emulate payers’ pop health management techniques to control costs.
Indiana EHR update to fight opioid crisis

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb speaking at the RNC in 2016.

By Mike Miliard 12:27 pm August 29, 2017
The program can be used by physicians and pharmacists to help prevent doctor shopping and fraudulent prescriptions.
Pfizer Minecraft app

A screensnap from the Pfizer app.

By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm August 25, 2017
The pharma company also unveiled a new wearable wristband device to let patients track activity levels and monitor heart rate.
intermountain EHR to help reduce opioid prescriptions
By Mike Miliard 12:40 pm August 24, 2017
The health system is adding new prompts and default order sets into its electronic health record to help clinicians think more critically about how they help patients manage pain.
Predictive analytics in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm August 23, 2017
Engaging with different stakeholders and coaching care teams has helped the health system realize a 40 percent improvement in 30-day readmissions.
Karen DeSalvo Public Health 3.0

Karen DeSalvo, MD, is the former National Coordinator for Health IT.

By Mike Miliard 02:11 pm August 23, 2017
The former national coordinator says addressing social determinants is critical to the success of value-based care and that big infrastructure investment will enable localized approaches to public health.
elevateMS app

A screen snap from the ElevateMS app.

By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am August 22, 2017
The goal is to improve understanding of the daily challenges patients with MS can have and to uncover new potential measurements of treatment effectiveness through real-time data collection.
population health Higi

A Higi kiosk station is set up in a retail store to help people monitor their health.

By Bill Siwicki 10:42 am August 22, 2017
Partnership hopes to incorporate genomic data to foster precision medicine, improve care.
 chronic care management and population health

Compass Medical in Easton, Massachusetts. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 03:36 pm August 21, 2017
Compass Medical is using a variety of information technologies to enhance care for individuals and populations.
CDC live video classes
By Mike Miliard 12:48 pm August 21, 2017
The telehealth company says group video calls will enable more people to take advantage of the federal program, which outfits patients with Fitbits, wireless scales and a mobile app to keep track of diet.

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