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Population Health

Discover ideas and analytics to help you improve outcomes across populations and reduce total cost of care.

Video: Provider-affiliated health plans

What are the top five things “payviders” need to pay attention to? This video rounds them up.

Webinar: Predictions about predictive analytics: From telescope to microscope

With Herb Fillmore

In his latest webinar, Herb Fillmore examines the shift to a microscope approach to actionable predictive analytics that takes a detailed look at the individual patterns that make up patient […]

Moving from “the data is wrong” to “all data is flawed but still useful”

April 12th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Value-based purchasing and population health management are supposed to change aspects of the relationship between insurers (health plans) and providers (accountable care organizations, health systems, etc).  New contracts are supposed […]

The population health elephant

April 5th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Last month, I blogged about long held tenants of medical necessity and how those standards impact today’s creative thinking on actions to improve health outcomes. I received interesting questions from […]

Tyranny of the urgent and addressing what matters: Using health risk assessments well

March 13th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

One premise of improving population health outcomes rests on the idea that we can be more pro-active in healthcare delivery. In addition to reacting to the “reason for visit” we […]

Population health: What’s medical necessity got to do with it?

March 8th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

A busy doctor just saw his diabetic patient in the office. The usual was done; B/P, weight, pulse, respirations recorded and the blood glucose log was reviewed. The doctor reminded […]

Data challenges for the Social ACO

February 24th, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

A relatively recent construct in Value-Based Care programs is the merger of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with programs designed to address specific Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). One such […]

Toward a more comprehensive understanding of people and populations: New tools and approaches

February 15th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

With HIMSS17 around the corner, I’ve been thinking about advances in technology and data and the history of silos and systems in healthcare delivery. Optimizing a part of a complex […]

A national quality strategy relentlessly pursuing improvement of eight outcomes: Is now the time?

January 23rd, 2017 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Everyone, except for the measurement industry, seems to agree that we have too many metrics1 for measuring performance. An increasing number of individuals and organizations are also saying that the […]

Healthcare predictions in a time of uncertainty

January 18th, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

We all know the Trump administration’s commitment to repeal and replace key components of the Affordable Care Act. What we don’t know is what that will look like or how […]

Public spending on social services vs. direct health care and associated health outcomes

January 4th, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

In last month’s blog , I discussed the appearance of a new set of ICD-10 codes related to social determinants of health and discussed how this individual-level measurement may be […]

Let’s make America healthy again

December 9th, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

Making America healthy again implies that there once was a time when most Americans were healthier than they are now.  This depends on how we define health and the time […]