Five obstacles to population health management

Five obstacles to population health management

Here are five big obstacles to population health management: 1. Lack of compliance by clinicians Although many leading health networks have initiated evidence-based pathways, protocols and decisions tree outlining, how they want physicians and nurses to treat patients. Compliance with these rules by clinicians in the real world remains challenging.…
Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics helps identifying high-risk Hepatitis C patients

According to a study published in recent issue of Hepatology, researchers have developed a predictive analytics algorithm that uses basic EHR data to flag patients at high risk of developing complications from the hepatitis C virus (HCV). As payers seek to control the costs of extremely expensive HCV treatments like…
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Seventy Six percent of Hospitals engaged in electronic sharing of information last year

More than three-quarters of non-federal acute care hospitals reported electronically sharing health info with outside providers in 2014 according to a report released by ONC. The survey found that 69 percent of hospitals electronically exchanged health information with ambulatory providers outside their organization, a 92 percent increase since 2008 and…
Hospital Readmission

Hospital readmissions can drop with remote monitoring

Remote monitoring tools have been creating a major impact on the healthcare industry in recent time. A remote monitoring program was found to reduce hospital admission rates and mortality rates among heart failure patients. The remote monitoring tools were able to prevent hospitalization for up to 90 days and delay…
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Patient Engagement through Smartphones

Patient engagement approaches are essential for healthcare providers who are looking to reach the latest objectives of the meaningful use requirements. Although the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs focus mainly on patient portal adoption and usage, mobile health applications can play a necessary role in engaging patients in their…
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Big Data benefits for Accountable Care Organizations(ACOs)

The right Health IT technologies along with accountable care organizations(ACOs) development can play a pivotal role in improving patient outcomes.¬†Right now, more attention is given to preventing diseases and maintaining wellness among a set group of patient. The digitized patient data is accessible through EHR systems. As a result physicians,…