Tag: health outcomes


How Health Insurance Plans Can Track & Improve Member Engagement

April 5, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

The first step toward better health outcomes happens when people become proactive about protecting their own health and well-being. Proactive action rarely appears out of nowhere, though — most of us need some inspiration to start thinking about living healthier […]


Americans Face Worst Health Outcomes Among Developed Countries

March 3, 2023

Via: Natalie Dunn

As confirmed in a new study by the Commonwealth Fund, Americans now face the worst health outcomes of all developed countries. The US also has the highest healthcare spending among these high-income nations, both per person and as GDP share. […]


How Many Daily Steps You Need To Reduce Your Risk Of Chronic Disease

October 21, 2022

Via: HuffPost

For a long time, getting 10,000 steps a day was a goal for many people. However, that digit has since been debunked: “10,000 steps is kind of an arbitrary number,” Catherine Hagan Vargo, a physical therapist at the University of […]


4 Steps for Operationalizing the FDA’s Call To Improve Health Outcomes for All Patients

June 10, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

In April, FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf laid out areas of challenge and opportunity when it comes to improving health outcomes, restoring public trust in science, and making the most of our ongoing investments in data analytics and clinical research. […]


Science Says: Religion Is Good For Your Health

March 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

Theologists, scientists and thought leaders have attempted for centuries to understand the impact that religion can have on human beings; both mentally and physically. And it is commonly accepted around that world that religion and spirituality are among the most […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Medtronic partners with US university to boost patient care

February 15, 2019


The five-year project will focus on solutions to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. It will initially address chronic diseases and acute conditions that are prevalent in South Carolina. In the initial programme, Medtronic and MUSC will work to standardise […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

New research center aims to improve health outcomes for people with physical disabilities

August 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nationally, 1 in 5 adults lives with a disability. But knowing what it’s like for those 53 million people to age -; and how their unique needs may change over time -; isn’t always clear to the professionals that provide […]


9 reasons why providers need a clinical surveillance program

April 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

While continuous clinical surveillance of patients in the intensive care unit is common, there is a good argument for extending continuous monitoring of patients in units such as med-surg, critical care, step-down and telemetry, according to Bernoulli Health, vendor of […]


CentraCare Health ID turns to analytics to identify patient trends

March 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

CentraCare Health, an integrated delivery system in Central Minnesota, is testing an analytics tool that is intended to help the organization make strategy decisions based on patient trends. The product, called Decisionology, is from Tea Leaves Health, a business intelligence […]

EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA leverages EHR data to assess care quality for mini-stroke patients

February 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs is using electronic health record data to assess the quality of care for patients who have experienced a transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke, effectively replacing labor-intensive and expensive manual chart reviews, the current gold standard […]


Amazon set to play role of technology disruptor in healthcare

January 31, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The announcement by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase that they are forming an independent company to offer high quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost to their combined 1.2 million U.S. employees is a long-overdue kick in the […]


AMA launches efforts to help physicians harness health data

November 14, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Physicians are overwhelmed by a tsunami of health data that has little clinical meaning. However, the American Medical Association wants to help doctors harness that information to improve patient outcomes. Speaking at this past weekend’s opening session of the 2017 […]


AMA launches platform for organizing, exchanging health information

October 17, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The American Medical Association has launched a new digital platform designed to improve, organize and share health information among healthcare stakeholders through a common data model. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), which is open to all organizations, has several […]


Virginia Mason builds on patient engagement tools

March 23, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle is expanding an existing relationship with patient engagement software vendor Emmi Solutions, planning to use more of its services to gain more reporting capabilities. Virginia Mason is adding Emmi’s patient reported outcomes surveys to […]


Study: Mobile Health Interventions are Effective in Improving Health Outcomes in Youth

March 22, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Researchers found that mobile health interventions can be a viable health behavior change intervention modality for youth, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. A researcher team, led by David Fedele, Ph.D., department of clinical and health psychology at […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Germ-fighting system supports battle to eliminate infections

March 14, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

OSS Health, an orthopaedic ambulatory surgery center serving south central Pennsylvania, historically has had very low infection rates, but wanted to get them even lower for better patient protection and bragging rights. “Our infection level gets tracked, just like anyone […]


EHRs offer possible solution for trimming unnecessary healthcare

January 24, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

As the nation’s healthcare system continues to grapple with the problems of overuse and low-value care that provides little or no benefit to patients, electronic health record systems can serve as powerful technology platforms for data collection and intervention to […]


Vendor alliance to help hospitals assess nursing performance

January 13, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Labor management software vendor Kronos and performance analytics and advisory firm Press Ganey are teaming up to help hospitals assess their nursing staffs. Kronos sells software to manage schedules, track time and attendance, administer absence and leave policies, and measure […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Tool helps prevent medical communication errors

December 29, 2016

Via: Health Data Management

Miscommunication between care teams in hospitals during patient transitions can have serious consequences. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 70 percent of deaths caused by medical errors are related to communication breakdowns during care team handoffs. Joanna […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Docs: Patients must take responsibility for health outcomes

December 19, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

Many physicians are unhappy that they will be subject to penalties under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act for patient outcomes beyond their control. Indeed, doctors who responded to a recent Medscape article about best practices to deal with patients […]