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Predictive analytics can spot patients not taking their medicine

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While the U.S. spends billions of dollars developing new therapeutics, those investments won’t do much good if the drugs aren’t taken as physicians say they should be.  “Using big data to find incidents of medication nonadherence, and using it to tailor patient interventions, is a key component to population health. Any health system trying to tackle population health management in any meaningful way has to grapple with the challenge of patients who don’t adhere to their care plans – especially those who, for whatever reason, don’t take their medicines in […]
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mHealth, Telehealth Providers Target Growing Senior Care Market

mHealth, Telehealth Providers Target Growing Senior Care Market

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With Baby Boomers ready to retire and wishing to stay active at home, mHealth and telehealth providers are launching new tools and platforms. They’re also eyeing the remote patient monitoring and chronic care markets. Telehealth and mHealth providers are adopting new platforms to meet the needs of a growing senior population and position themselves for the lucrative remote patient monitoring market. With the Baby Boomer generation set to retire and wanting to stay active, the home health market is one of the fastest growing telehealth and mHealth segments. And new […]
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New in Wearable Health Tech: A Wrist Sensor That Works Up a Sweat

New in Wearable Health Tech: A Wrist Sensor That Works Up a Sweat

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Researchers who are trying to find a way to make wearable health technology real say they’ve taken a big step with a device that generates enough sweat to be useful Healthcare in the They’ve built a prototype that generates a few drops of perspiration — enough to measure blood sugar and to monitor other bodily functions. It’s not ready for the market yet, but shows it is possible for people to wear lightweight devices that can deliver on the promise of pain-free diagnosis. “You don’t stick people with anything. You […]
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Baby Boomers Influencing the Future of Healthcare Technology, Says Infiniti Research

Baby Boomers Influencing the Future of Healthcare Technology, Says Infiniti Research

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The future of healthcare is being shaped by both demographic and technological changes New and advanced technologies, including robotics and wearables, are changing the way that treatment and diagnoses can be conducted, while greater life expectancy and aging baby boomers are presenting unique challenges to healthcare institutions and systems. Medical equipment manufacturers are also evolving in time with these changes in order to ensure their products are effective, up-to-date, and that they meet market standards and patient expectations. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social […]
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State finds hundreds of medication errors linked to healthcare technology

State finds hundreds of medication errors linked to healthcare technology

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The majority of errors were attributed to the human-computer interface, workflow and communication, and clinical content, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority says. Exactly 889 medication error reports submitted to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2016, listed healthcare information technology as a factor contributing to the error event, according to a new report by the state. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Big Data Analytics Link Economic Wellness to Population Health

Big Data Analytics Link Economic Wellness to Population Health

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Counties experiencing economic prosperity are more likely to score highly on population health metrics, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield. “Population health and economic prosperity are intrinsically linked, according to a new nationwide analysis from the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, giving healthcare providers an even greater incentive to deliver holistic, preventive care to their communities. The BCBS Health Index, created in partnership with Moody’s Analytics, uses big data on more than 40 million beneficiaries of the health payer network to generate detailed insights into health trends on a […]
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America's employers play a vital role in the 'repeal and replace' debate

America’s employers play a vital role in the ‘repeal and replace’ debate

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Our nation’s great health reform debate risks missing the forest for the trees. While shoring up the individual market and ensuring Americans have access to affordable health coverage is critical, legislators now have an opportunity to address the value of the overall system. As they do, it is important to remember the critical role that employers play in our health system. Approximately 177 million Americans receive health coverage through an employer. That’s 16 times the number of people who obtain coverage through the ACA exchanges. Read the full article. Check out this article […]
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Obamacare on the ropes, progressives push single payer in California

Obamacare on the ropes, progressives push single payer in California

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Progressive grassroots groups are turning their eyes west, where California Democrats are pushing a new bill that would create a statewide single-payer health care system. “It’s a real test of whether we can be more than an email machine,” Cohen said. “Not just people signing up for things online, but instead actually building a political organization. That’s what it’s always been about. I don’t spend this kind of time as a volunteer and board chair to generate more emails.”Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social […]
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Why HEDIS Quality Measures Matter for Value-Based Care

Why HEDIS Quality Measures Matter for Value-Based Care

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HEDIS measures are being followed by public health payers that are moving into the value-based care sphere as well. The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is used by more than 90 percent of health payers to assess and collect data on the performance of providers. HEDIS consists of a number of different measures on which healthcare providers are evaluated. As value-based care reimbursement protocols continue to become a mainstay in the healthcare industry, more payers are bringing HEDIS measures to the forefront.  Read the full article. Check out […]
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6 major mistakes of patient engagement

6 major mistakes of patient engagement

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Is your healthcare facility making patient engagement mistakes? The first step to solving any problem is realizing there is one. Patient engagement has for many health organizations, become a catchy buzzword to satisfy meaningful use. However, the following seven major mistakes are ones, which when realized and rectified, can create powerful results to support your organization’s mission. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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