Population Health

By Mike Miliard 11:05 am May 20, 2015
As it aims to broaden its predictive analytics and personalized health capabilities, Welltok, developer of the CaféWell health optimization platform, has acquired Burlington, Mass.-based Predilytics.
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am May 20, 2015
As the healthcare industry moves toward a more precise definition of its biggest new buzzword, providers and payers are facing some serious technical and political challenges as they embrace population health management.
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By Skip Snow 10:19 am May 19, 2015
Dick Daniels, who took the reins as Kaiser Permanente's executive vice president and chief information officer this February, explains how IT is a principle means by which KP's institutional goals are met.
Doctor with patient and family
By Mike Miliard 11:03 am May 14, 2015
The market for technology aimed at closing gaps in patient care is set for big growth in the next five years, as vendors aim to "smooth the pain points associated with transitioning from fee-for-service."
Man with open box
By Bernie Monegain 10:11 am May 08, 2015
HHS could soon release a big collection of data, twice as much as it has in the past, according to a report from Medical Practice Insider.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am May 05, 2015
IBM announced Monday it had completed the acquisition of Dallas-based population health company Phytel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Crystal ball
By Brian Ahier 09:28 am May 05, 2015
Conversations at HIMSS conferences in recent years have been largely dominated by meaningful use. This year, a great deal of talk was about going past MU and beginning to look at outcomes as opposed to process measures.
Doc and patient with records
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:25 am May 01, 2015
You've probably heard of it once or twice over the past few years. But it's a concept that still needs some more definition. Our columnist explains why she's not a fan of "patient engagement."
By Mike Miliard 11:53 am April 29, 2015
The Leapfrog Group on Wednesday published new results for its Hospital Safety Score, which grades more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals on quality and safety metrics. The new system enables an easy look at whether hospitals have improved over time.
portals population health
By Tom Sullivan 09:04 am April 28, 2015
When Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, challenged his staff to broaden its patient access reach, he went big. Really big. His goal? Connect with 200 million patients by 2020. Other providers are getting just as ambitious.