Population Health: New Era Requires Focus on Emergent-Risk

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Today’s population health strategies currently used by health plans and employer groups are missing the mark when it comes to directly affecting healthcare’s number one health challenge: arresting the trajectory of compounding chronic conditions. The 25-35% of the U.S. adult population fall within the category of those with one or more pre-chronic or early-stage chronic conditions who, if not treated with the right solutions, can quickly become patients with multiple chronic conditions who will
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Caradigm Broadens Its Portfolio of Population Health Apps

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Caradigm, a provider of enterprise population health has announced its latest software release, which includes two new applications, Caradigm® Condition Management andCaradigm® Utilization Management Analytics. These new applications help healthcare organizations improve quality and lower the cost of care for at-risk populations, and broaden Caradigm’s ability to deliver the market’s most comprehensive portfolio of enterprise population health applications. In addition, the release includes
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Majority of Clinicians Believe EHRs Are Not Sufficient for Care Coordination

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Majority of clinicians (51%-53%) believe the EHRs are not sufficient enough for coordinating care, while 78 percent of office managers believe the EHR is sufficient, according to new survey by PerfectServe. The survey conducted by Nielsen looks at perspectives on HIPAA, organizational readiness for population health and challenges in care coordination from nearly 1,000 clinicians (including hospital and office-based physicians, nurses, specialists), case managers and practice
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New Patient Monitor Automates Patient Data Transfer to EMRs

New Patient Monitor Automates Patient Data Transfer to EMRs

Welch Allyn, a provider medical diagnostic device company, announced it has developed a new patient monitor for physician’s offices that fully automates vital signs capture and wireless data transfer to your EMR. The solutions aligns with the population health management objective to keep a patient population as healthy as possible, reducing the need for more expensive tests, procedures and office visits that add additional costs to the system.  In order to do this effectively, data automation
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Continuum Health Alliance Selects Caradigm for Population Health

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Caradigm, a provider of enterprise population health, today announced that Continuum Health Alliance, a physician enablement company providing practice management, population health and community care services to provider groups, has selected Caradigm as part of its population health strategy. Continuum provides a next-generation health platform, enabling independent physician organizations, hospital-based physician groups, commercial accountable care organizations (ACOs) and MSSP ACOs to
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ZeOmega Acquires HealthUnity To Close Gaps in Interoperability

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On Monday, population health management provider ZeOmega announced the acquisition of HealthUnity, a provider of interoperability solutions that enable providers, payers and public health organizations to streamline the secure exchange of patient data across disparate systems. HealthUnity offerings also include private and public HIE, master person index, referral management and patient consent to integrated delivery networks (IDNs), health systems, group practices and state collaboratives.
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Top 4 Population Health Management Challenges

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As the healthcare delivery model shifts towards value based healthcare, the need for effective population health management solutions continues to grow. However, for many providers choosing the right PHM solution is still uncharted territory and the correct path isn't always clearly marked. According to a recent Chilmark Research report, healthcare organizations are currently struggling with evolving models of reimbursement while PHM vendors have yet to successfully build solutions to fully meet
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Can Esther Dyson’s Way to Wellville Challenge Improve Population Health?

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It may not be a proper clinical trial, but the Way to Wellville is the beginning of something transformative for health. Esther Dyson explains. Do you know the way to Wellville? If not, Esther Dyson hopes to point you in the right direction. Dyson, a journalist and technology investor turned wellness enthusiast, is on a mission to better health by rethinking and recreating the environment in which it can thrive. It’s a tall task, but Dyson isn’t doing it alone. In fact, she wants you to take
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Medsphere Adds Population Health Solution to OpenVista EHR

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Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable EHR solutions, today introduced OpenVista® Population Health, a Windows-based solution that gives clinicians much greater flexibility in how they provide care for both individual patients and broader patient populations. OpenVista Population Health enables breadth of information by giving clinicians the ability to create multiple panels for patients with common characteristics, i.e., age, diagnosis, community,
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Survey: Healthcare Executives See Population Health Management Investment Recouped Within 4 Years

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  More than half of healthcare managers surveyed expected to recoup their population health management investments within three to four years, according to a recent online survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. Population health management programs – an approach to medicine that encourages greater collaboration and integration among healthcare providers and their patients is largely being driven by growth in the number of accountable care type models,
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