Population Health

Mobile app uses blockchain and FHIR to help patients manage their health data

The pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator app to allow patients to securely organize and share their medical records.

By Bill Siwicki 09:48 am July 18, 2018
The startup is working in conjunction with Cape Fear Valley Health pilot test to add social features for Medicare beneficiaries with congestive heart failure.
Intermountain, UnitedHealthcare build new social determinants program
By Bernie Monegain 02:35 pm July 13, 2018
Organizations are each expanding services to address non-medical factors that can have a significant impact on individual and population health.
NLP evolving for pop health and precision medicine
By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm July 12, 2018
New clinical and operational use cases are emerging for natural language processing, from risk adjustment to population surveillance and beyond.
UAB Medicine changes patient flow technology
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm July 11, 2018
To address capacity challenges, the hospital implemented a strategic patient flow plan that included a centralized patient placement center.
Mobile tech opioid prescriptions get help from PDMP
By Bill Siwicki 11:02 am July 11, 2018
Physicians at Affiliated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Maryland now have a better handle on opioid prescribing as they try to combat the ongoing crisis.
cerner EHR partners with Lumeris
By Mike Miliard 09:47 am July 10, 2018
As part of the deal, Cerner will own a minority stake in the health plan and the two companies will co-create Maestro Advantage, billed as a tool to help health systems manage the demands of Medicare Advantage.
John Hopkins telemedicine program advances population health

Credit: John Hopkins

By Bill Siwicki 10:01 am July 06, 2018
Telemedicine platforms and tools will transform virtual care by incorporating emerging technologies and novel uses of data.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18.

By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm July 03, 2018
She says redesign of the home health payment system would encourage value over volume.
Dell goes public again

From left: Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, Michael Dell of Dell Technologies, Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner talking at the White House in 2017. Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

By Mike Miliard 01:26 pm July 03, 2018
After an eventful few years in which it was taken private, made the biggest tech acquisition in history and retooled itself for the new century, Dell is expected to return to the market in a $21.7 billion deal next week.
next-generation population health tools like health mobile apps
By Bill Siwicki 08:45 am June 25, 2018
Experts share insights about where pop health technology and tools are headed in the immediate future.

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