Population Health

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By Jeff Lagasse 03:40 pm July 17, 2019
Patients age 60 and over used the portal less than younger patients, and African Americans used the portal less than white patients.
Intermountain launches new spinoff with focus on value-based care
By Mike Miliard 12:45 pm July 17, 2019
Castell will offer technologies and services to guide care decisions, manage patient experience, implement virtual care, address social determinants and more, building from the health system's own best practices.
SPH Analytics, SA Ignite to merge, boosting their pop health, MIPS offerings
By Mike Miliard 03:58 pm July 16, 2019
Population health management vendor SPH Analytics is merging with SA Ignite, which develops tools to help providers optimize their performance scores for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed.
Geisinger partners with EarlySign for new AI algorithms to spot chronic disease
By Mike Miliard 11:28 am July 11, 2019
A multi-year agreement with the machine learning company will start with a tool to identify high-risk GI patients, eventially expanding to other high-burden diseases.
Georgia hospitals gain access to CarePort tools to improve transitions of care
By Mike Miliard 11:01 am July 09, 2019
The partnership aims to give hospitals better insights into real-time patient data, boosting coordination with post-acute providers, payers and physician groups across the state.
OpenNotes notches another big milestone, with 40 million patients now seeing their EHRs

Note sharing "requires a culture shift in medicine, and that’s not easy," said OpenNotes cofounder Dr. Tom Delbanco. "But patients love it and gain important clinical benefits, and clinicians learn quickly to build it into their practice."

By Mike Miliard 01:20 pm July 05, 2019
As more than 200 health systems have signed on with the patient empowerment movement, population health, patient safety and quality improvement gains are apparent.
By Nathan Eddy 01:58 pm July 02, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Verizon are teaming up to offer veterans who are customers of the telecommunications giant unlimited access to department's VA Video Connect telehealth app.

Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine are two of the schools that will receive funding for analytics and data science training.

By Mike Miliard 11:27 am July 02, 2019
The money will help Atlanta University Center Consortium Data Science Initiative improve education in healthcare analytics at historically black colleges and universities.
By Mike Miliard 09:00 am July 01, 2019
As hospitals and ambulatory sites grapple with the challenges of quality improvement, value-based care, cybersecurity and more, the size and shape of the workforce is changing as technology and imperatives evolve.
By Dean Koh 05:32 am June 27, 2019
German pharma giant Bayer, in partnership with NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), recently launched the Healthy Hearts, Healthy Aging Asia Pacific Report at Innovfest Unbound 2019.

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