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Unlocking the Key to Readmissions Reduction Success—Looking at Clinical Transformation, and the “ACO Effect”

April 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A recent study lends further credence to already-accumulating anecdotal evidence regarding the value of ACO, bundled-payment, and even MU-driven, work, to support the processes that can unlock success in reducing readmissions

Working in Diverse Markets, a Healthcare Company Achieves Noteworthy Population Health Results

April 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Alignment Healthcare, a population health company with diverse lines of business, is making documented progress in leveraging data and analytics to fuel leading-edge care management strategies

New Hampshire Care Coordination Pilot Program Reduces Overdoses by 34 Percent

April 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A pilot program in the South New Hampshire region that focuses on multi-agency care coordination for substance use disorder patients reported that the program has helped to reduce overdoses and fatalities related to substance abuse by 34 percent and saved $1.9...

What Can We Learn From Oregon’s Innovative Medicaid Experiment?

April 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The March issue of Health Affairs includes an article based on a study of Oregon’s exceptionally innovative Medicaid managed care program—with major implications for the future of population health initiatives nationwide

Population Health in Maryland: ‘The Stars Are in Alignment’

April 10, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Maryland’s experiment in changing how provider organizations are paid opens the door to population health experimentation.

NIH Bringing Precision Medicine Initiative’s Data Collection to Patients’ Homes

April 7, 2017  | 
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is collaborating with EMSI, a mobile specimen collection company, to engage thousands of direct volunteers in their homes in order to collect biological samples and health data as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative...

Achieving ROI from Population Health Investments: How Realistic is it?

April 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
The Advisory Board’s Dennis Weaver, M.D., last year led the development of a population health maturity model. He discusses the biggest learnings from it.

Might Food Be the Next Frontier on the Population Health Horizon?

April 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Connecting patients’ nutrition, exercise, and other “lifestyle”-related characteristics to health risk assessment and then to care management, could be next in efforts among population health pioneers, as they seek to improve both clinical and financial outcomes

HIT Summit: A Learning Experience

March 29, 2017  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Last week I had the honor to attend and present at the HIT Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. What I found intriguing about the Summit was the diversity of topics addressed by the various speakers.

Precision Cancer Medicine Building at UCSF Mission Bay Gets Approved

March 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Medical Center at Mission Bay’s Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB) was approved by the University of California Board of Regents, and is on track to open in 2019.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Moving the Learning Health System from Concept to Reality

March 22, 2017  |  David Raths
article
The potential of big data, within a learning health system, is starting to become a reality at some of the leading patient care systems in the country and through some consortia.

Premier: In Uncertain Healthcare Moment, System Leaders Focused on Costs, Data

March 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Despite industry uncertainty about the future healthcare under the Trump administration and a Republican Congress, health system leaders are preparing for the changes ahead in five key areas, most of which involve health IT,

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