Population Health

Connected people
By Skip Snow 09:18 am November 10, 2015
Geisinger Health System, an Epic shop, recently chose to deploy Cerner's HealtheIntent population health platform. We spoke with Nicholas Marko, MD, Geisinger's chief data officer, about the integration challenges and opportunities ahead.
The Wright Center
By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm November 09, 2015
The Wright Center, in northeastern Pennsylvania, has been named a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient, recognized for its outstanding achievement in health information technology to improve patient outcomes.
Woman with smartphone
By Jessica Davis 11:01 am November 09, 2015
Consumers want health apps to do more for their lives, to "more accurately communicate and monitor their health." But product sophistication and an accurate understanding of consumer profiles limit capability.
Small fish big fish
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:40 am November 09, 2015
There used to be a certain prestige when it came to big things: big cars, big computers and big hair were often a source of envy. And, by gosh, who didn't want a Big Wheel? Today, we covet the small and personal.
Depression
By Jessica Davis 10:31 am November 06, 2015
Genetic factors increase the chances for the development of PTSD. A crucial advanced prediction tool for those at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorders is the driving force behind a new Geisinger study.
Marcus Thames of the Detroit Tigers
By Mike Miliard 08:59 am November 06, 2015
At the Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum on Thursday, one CMIO showed how healthcare data mining and baseball Sabermetrics have more in common than one might think. Both want to notch some big wins.
Doctor with family
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am November 05, 2015
Hospitals are seeing a growing need to improve population health by putting a face to data. However, the Humanizing Efficiency in Healthcare study revealed many health systems still struggle to align quality, safety and experience strategies.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
By Jessica Davis 02:59 pm November 04, 2015
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health in Palo Alto, Calif. become the only children's hospital enterprise in Northern California to receive the prestigious Stage 7 Award and the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.
Medical students
By Mike Miliard 11:00 am November 04, 2015
By adding 20 leading medical schools to the 11 already participating in its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, the AMA wants to further "bridge the gaps that exist between how medical students are trained and how healthcare is delivered" in the 21st Century.
Medications
By Jessica Davis 03:32 pm November 03, 2015
Online access to doctors' notes is directly linked to medication adherence in patients, a recent two-year Geisinger Health System study shows. It's billed as the first large-scale study to reveal how physician notes affect patients' prescription-taking practices.

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