Population Health

genetic sequencing precision medicine challenges
By Mike Miliard 09:30 am May 30, 2018
There are big and complex questions as genomics moves into general practice, but they're ones providers who want to stay competitive will have to grapple with soon.
UPMC remote patient monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm May 24, 2018
Its clinical use of remote monitoring is focused on congestive heart failure, advanced illness care, tobacco treatment services and inflammatory bowel diseases.
Bruce Greenstein departs as HHS CTO
By Mike Miliard 11:54 am May 23, 2018
After a year serving as the top tech strategist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Greenstein to join LHC Group.
Denise Olivares Prognos VP talks about financial analytics
By Susan Morse 01:31 pm May 21, 2018
Denise Olivares explains that women tend to be good at piecing together various data sets, as she does in working with healthcare payers to identify risk within a patient population.
medical student IT graduates
By Mike Miliard 03:54 pm May 15, 2018
The American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium seeks to train new physicians with EHRs, pop health and value-based care in mind.
hospital nurse on phone with patient

Part of the group practice's strategy is to train triage nurses to work with providers to schedule urgent appointments, even double booking when necessary.

By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm May 14, 2018
The multi-specialty group practice undertook a large project to use analytics and reduce emergency room utilization – and it worked.
doctor talking with patient at hospital about EHR
By Bernie Monegain 11:44 am May 14, 2018
As hospitals collect patient data they must characterize it well, apply new technologies – and practice what Cleveland Clinic’s Paul Ford calls "human medicine."
next generation analytics reviewed by doctor on EHR
By Bill Siwicki 09:11 am May 14, 2018
Hospitals should expect orders of magnitude more data – but will also see emerging tools such as artificial intelligence and 5G connectivity helping to put both structured and unstructured information to work.
Andy Slavitt meeting with lawmakers about rural populations

Andy Slavitt during a "listening session" with lawmakers about healthcare in April. Credit: Twitter

By Susan Morse 04:56 pm May 09, 2018
New partnership led by Andy Slavitt, Trevor Price and David Whelan plans to focus on innovation for the medically underserved.
Senate bill passes for behavior health
By Mike Miliard 12:57 pm May 09, 2018
The Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act now heads to the House, where there is similar bipartisan legislation.

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