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July 31, 2015

Connecting Care Inside and Outside the Hospital


By: John Gresham, vice president of DeviceWorks, Cerner

Innovation is a calculated value proposition. There can’t be innovation without execution. It’s the execution of that idea that equals innovation. Through the CareAware iBus platform, we’ve provided our clients a proven integrated way to connect all of their medical devices and other Internet of things in the hospital. The next level of innovation will require us to combine the data from these connected systems with other source systems to draw new insights and correlations that otherwise would not be possible without a connected ecosystem. Pushing this information back to the care team will be critical to drive real transformation and value to the patient and the caregivers.... Read full story


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July 24, 2015

Ask Me Anything at Cerner Population Health Summit


By: Matthew Swindells, Senior Vice President Population Health and Global Strategy

During Cerner's Population Health Summit, Matthew Swindells answers attendees questions around Cerner's population health strategy, best practices or key initiatives.... Read full story


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July 23, 2015

Big data to big intelligence


By: Bharat Sutariya, VP & Chief Medical Officer and Ryan Brush, Sr. Director, Distinguished Engineer

Big data emphasizes massive data sets, but more important to health care, big data should mean creating a comprehensive health profile for each person within a population. It certainly starts with aggregating clinical and financial data for health care interactions across the continuum, but it needs to go much beyond that data.... Read full story


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July 22, 2015

The Role of Engagement in Population Health


By: Cerner

For effective population health management, organizations are recognizing the importance of engaging individuals in their health and care. For providers, engaging patients and families helps encourage optimal outcomes. Employers are looking for strategies to reduce health care expenses, improve health and productivity, and increase overall employee satisfaction. And, governments are aiming to create a sustainable health care environment.... Read full story


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July 21, 2015

Preventing Readmissions


By: Shakeerah McCoy, transition care nurse manager at Nash Health Care Systems

The interest in readmissions for many organizations is in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and the significant financial penalties associated with higher-than-expected ratios. However, as a clinician, readmissions represent larger implications for providers and patients – patient and family satisfaction with their care, quality of life and financial constraints. These are secondary to inappropriate utilization of limited resources, duplication of services and, at times, representative of the lack of communication between members of the care team.... Read full story


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July 21, 2015

Engaging Patients in their Care through Remote Monitoring


By: Michael DeGere, DPM, Vice President - Population Health Management at Agnesian HealthCare

The chances for health success are increased by engaging the patient who wishes to be an active participant in their own care and by providing them with tools and education to assist them. Episodic, office-based or hospital-based care of the acutely ill will always be a central focus in health care. With remote patient monitoring, the emphasis expands to include inter-episode, proactive care of the patient, as well. Access to the care team is increased, and response time is enhanced by the daily flow and review of data specific to a patient’s chronic conditions. Opportunities are improved to make care plan adjustments that stay ahead of the need for reactive, higher-level settings and costs of care.... Read full story


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July 20, 2015

Reaching HIMSS 6 and 7 in Ambulatory


By: John Hoyt, executive vice president, HIMSS Analytics

 John Hoyt, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology, outlines the importance of ambulatory adoption models, specifically HIMSS levels 6 and 7.

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July 20, 2015

The Role of Interoperability


By: Cerner

When Circle Health was founded, the organization made a promise to the community of Lowell, Mass., to provide “complete connected care”. Circle Health leaders truly believe that technology will be the cornerstone of their success. We spoke with Brian Sandager, chief information officer, on the role interoperability plays in creating a healthy community.... Read full story


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July 20, 2015

How Walmart is Engaging Consumers


By: Marcus Osborne, Vice President, Health & Wellness Payer Relations at Walmart

I see two issues in health care today. The first is a major access challenge. There are too many barriers and too much friction for consumers related to the availability of basic health solutions. These access gaps range from information and guidance on health financing (insurance) to basic care services to basic therapeutic solutions. The second challenge is in simplifying health. The system makes it way too complex. Both of these challenges contribute to consumers’ lack of engagement in their own health. Consumers need to be engaged, and they’re asking for more accessible, simpler health solutions.... Read full story


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July 20, 2015

Population Health: One Person at a Time


By: David Wennberg, MD, Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative

Population health is about how to optimize the care of a population one person at a time. It’s being person-centric within the framework of improving care quality and experience while reducing unwarranted care when possible. The population component is made up of providing the best care in the best setting for the right person across a community. It’s the average of how well providers are taking care of individual people. Population health as a concept carries several implications for patients, providers and payers.... Read full story


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