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  • September 21, 2017 21 Sep'17

    Cerner population health exec headlines health IT forum

    Among keynoters at Chilmark Research conference on payer-provider convergence is veteran health IT exec John Glaser -- Cerner population health senior VP and former Siemens CEO.

  • January 13, 2017 13 Jan'17

    IBM Watson Health partners with FDA to study blockchain technology

    IBM Watson Health and the FDA are collaborating on a research initiative that aims to define a "secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology," according to an ...

  • August 29, 2016 29 Aug'16

    Data analytics boosts value-based reimbursement and clinical decisions

    In this issue of Pulse, SearchHealthIT's writers explore the current state of data analytics use in clinical care and peek into what the future holds. In the cover story, News Writer Kristen Lee presents a timeline of future uses of data in healthcare, starting with the current number crunching behind value-based reimbursement models. From there, the story looks at how analytics will step more firmly into the land of population health management and, later, precision medicine. Next, News and Features Writer Shaun Sutner addresses how medical informatics and analytics will continue to rely on one another, especially as patient data increases. We wrap up with an argument for caregivers and medical records software vendors to push for EHR interoperability as the path toward gaining more beneficial analytics, as noted by contributor Reda Chouffani.

  • August 05, 2016 05 Aug'16

    MHealth apps too complicated for vulnerable populations

    There's no denying that mHealth apps have the potential to help patients better manage their health. But according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San ...

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  • Shift to value-based care gets boost from analytics, population health

    It's rare when controlling hospital costs and providing quality patient healthcare meet in harmony without sacrificing one for the other. A healthcare concept called value-based care may hold the key to uniting these two somewhat polar opposites. In the face of crippling Medicare and Medicaid increases, the shift to value-based care is gaining greater support from hospitals and the federal government. And patients could be the ultimate benefactor since provider reimbursements are based on improving the health of patients in hospitals, outpatient clinics or at home.

    In November's Pulse, our editor's letter explains that value-based care is as much analytical as it is medical. Along those lines, our cover story examines the inroads value-based care is making on the shoulders of data analytics tools and population health management software. We bring to light some healthcare organizations that are committed to value-based models of care, while others are gradually transitioning from traditional volume-based fee-for-service reimbursements. In another feature, we look at the increasingly critical role data scientists play in analyzing patient trends that can lead to improved outcomes and better quality of care. Likewise, medical staff trained in informatics and IT can potentially fill the role of a data scientist.

    Also in this issue, learn how providers using data analytics can successfully shift to value-based care by measuring key patient indicators and reducing hospital readmissions and health complications.

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  • Transition to value-based care supported by data analytics

    As hospitals begin to make the shift to a value-based care model, healthcare data analytics can detect patients with the highest risks and identify disease trends. Continue Reading

  • Eight secrets of corporate wellness program success

    A great employee wellness program can help create a workplace with happy, healthy employees. Here's some important advice on how to avoid common mistakes. Continue Reading

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