Population Health

Blood vessel
By Diana Manos 07:49 am October 21, 2015
For precision medicine to become widespread, healthcare organizations must become "data-driven enterprises," wherein physicians use the information most pertinent to their patients.
putting puzzle pieces together
By Jessica Davis 10:23 am October 20, 2015
HealthlinkNY, an HIE serving southern New York, announced the beginning of statewide healthcare data exchange for area providers via the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, or SHIN-NY.

Illustration of doctor with money
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:16 am October 20, 2015
Healthcare spending in the U.S. far exceeds that of other high-income countries, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. Despite that, Americans have poorer results on several key health outcome measures.
10e TeleVisits
By Tom Sullivan 09:31 am October 16, 2015
The new cloud-based platform rolls together analytics, big data, population health, telehealth tools and data from wearables into what the company's CEO said will set expectations for next-gen EHRs.
CIO and doctors
By Bernie Monegain 06:20 am October 16, 2015
More than 600 CIOs at the CHIME15 Fall Forum were asked to consider happiness -- and how they might have more of it. They seemed to take to the concept that "joy fuels our potential."
Opposing sides
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am October 15, 2015
There are generally "two camps" when it comes to appreciating predictive analytics in healthcare, says Sriram Vishwanath, professor of data science and informatics at UT Austin: the overconfident and the skeptical. Both could learn a lesson about its capabilities and limitations.
Depression
By Mike Miliard 10:48 am October 15, 2015
We've heard often lately that for population health to truly live up to its promise, behavioral health data will need to be much better integrated into the care process. But in their current state, at least, EHRs still might not be the best tools to help.
Illustration of people
By Mike Miliard 10:31 am October 14, 2015
Geisinger Health System, a longtime leader in value-based care delivery, has enlisted Cerner to help broaden its population health capabilities, deploying its HealtheIntent platform for cloud-based analytics.
Doctor and patient
By Eric Wicklund 07:38 am October 14, 2015
Doctors need to listen to what their patients are saying and feeling -- and treat those additions to the electronic health record with the same value as any quality improvement program.
HIMSS Board Chair Dana Alexander, RN
By Bernie Monegain 08:24 am October 12, 2015
HIMSS Board Chair Dana Alexander, RN, describes herself as someone who has always been eager to embrace change, and also as someone who's always known healthcare was the right field for her.

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