Population Health

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, with emerging tools, to put 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.
Geisinger DNA sequencing
By Jessica Davis 09:38 am May 08, 2018
The Pennsylvania health system will launch a 1,000-patient pilot in six months with a systemwide rollout planned for the near future, said Geisinger President David Feinberg, MD.
precision medicine

An autoradiograph used in researching genetics.

By Mike Miliard 09:41 am May 04, 2018
Douglas Reding, MD, chief medical officer at Ascension Wisconsin, explains the key tactics needed to achieve the value prospect of personalized care.
telehealth EHR workflows
By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm May 01, 2018
New version of the company's software aims to make it easier for acute care providers to order up virtual consults.
big data analytics healthcare

University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:46 pm April 30, 2018
University Health System in Texas is using analytics and marketing technology to better identify community needs.
Telehealth InTouch Health buys Reach Health

Credit: Google Street View

By Mike Miliard 01:05 pm April 30, 2018
With the new acquisition, the virtual care company says it's building out its platform to better handle interoperability and data management continuity for small physicians practices and multi-hospital systems alike.

Most Read

The Daily Brief Newsletter