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The Growth of Population Health Management

As US healthcare moves from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, the methods for improving healthcare delivery across populations is evolving. The growth of Population Health Management (PHM), Electronic Health Records (EHR) and mobile health (mHealth) applications have combined to enable informatics specialists to use health care analytics to mine both clinical and claims data to establish […]

Population Health Management Boosts Medicaid Patient Engagement

A data-driven population health management program targeted to Medicaid patients has successfully improved patient engagement, enhanced patient-provider communications, and raised HEDIS scores for chronic disease sufferers, according to a case study from CareOregon Advantage. Follow us on Twitter: @ironSageGroup About ironSAGE Health ironSAGE Health is a premier provider of performance improvement, health information technology, and […]

Consolidating Retail Systems and Applications

Retailers must evolve with the times to implement a host of digital technologies for the supply chain and its stores. Strategic plans must include appropriate technology investments for replacing legacy e-commerce sites with global cloud-based systems that support strong growth in e-commerce channels. The time has come to combine the siloed websites driven by legacy […]

Lack of Analytics Expertise and Resources Limits Adoption

In a recent survey, senior information technology executives at some of the nation’s largest health systems ranked the “lack of analytics expertise and resources to adopt the technology,” as the highest among obstacles to their adoption of analytics. Not surprisingly, the next biggest obstacle to analytics adoption was the large number of other IT priorities […]

Population Health Tops List of Analytical Drivers

When asked to rate the importance of healthcare trends accelerating the adoption of analytics, a recent survey of senior information technology executives at some of the nation’s largest health systems ranked population health management highest at 84 percent, followed by quality improvement (79 percent) and accountable care (68 percent). Other important initiatives ranked by survey […]

Health System Execs Say Analytics is the Top IT Priority

Analytics is a prerequisite for all of the major initiatives currently underway to address value-based care. A new survey of senior information technology executives at some of the nation’s largest health systems reveals that their top priority for IT infrastructure investment is analytics – a technology that is central to achieving the systematic quality improvements […]

Omnichannel is a Top Priority for Many Retailers

Retailers are using omnichannel to create a seamless shopping experience for consumers – and drive customer retention and revenue growth. Seventy percent of retailers say they have adopted an omnichannel strategy to link shoppers’ in-store experiences with e-commerce, mobile and social media platforms. The strategy is meant to create a seamless shopping experience for the […]

Wellframe Raises $8.5M to Build Out its Mobile-enabled Therapy Platform

Congratulations to Boston-based patient engagement and care management company Wellframe on raising $8.5 million. Wellframe’s platform includes a web-based clinician dashboard and a patient-facing mobile app, which is available for Apple and Android devices. The offering includes two-way, HIPAA compliant messaging and a care plan that the company says aims to amplify, not replace, therapeutic […]

Why the Slow Adoption of Healthcare Analytics?

In our last post, we spoke of efforts to define effective quality metrics, yet that is only half the battle. Once physicians have collected data on the care they provide, they need to be able to run advanced analytics on that data in order to get any useful information. On this count, providers have yet […]

Better Quality Measures = Better Population Health Outcomes

Better quality measures, analytics are needed for the effective development of ACO models. Providers are rapidly transitioning to accountable care models, but without better quality measures, these plans may have limited success. Many payers and providers have high hopes for the ongoing, industry-wide transition to pay-for-performance models, but poorly defined quality metrics and a lack […]