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From Patients to People: Leveraging Analytics to Improve Population Health

Sherri Stuart Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

Accountable care is changing the industry—shifting from episodic to proactive care, and treating holistic “people” rather than just “patients.” While everyone recognizes the benefits, many organizations are asking, “How do we get there?” It’s like a massive game of connect the dots: We’ve got the starting and ending points, including improved care, increased engagement and

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[Update] Medecision’s Aerial InCircle Mobile App Named Best in Health IT Patient Engagement – Wins Dorland Health’s Case in Point Platinum Awards

Drew Kraisinger Drew Kraisinger
Vice President, Innovation & Strategy

Medecision is proud to announce that Aerial InCircle won a 2015 Case in Point Platinum award, recognized as the best in HIT Patient Engagement! Many of the speakers at the award ceremony highlighted how critical it is for patients and their caregivers to be connected with case management and care coordination resources when they are

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For Population Health Tech to Work, You Need Data

Sherri Stuart Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

Population health management was a hot topic at HIMSS15 this month, and rightfully so—many healthcare organizations are currently working to build their population health programs to improve care and lower cost. At the center of the industry’s population health management strategies is technology. While many feature visualization tools and models to help hospitals and health

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Who is responsible for patient engagement?

Sherri Stuart Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

Should patients or providers be responsible for how engaged patients are in their care? This question is being asked more and more as the industry responds to population health initiatives and regulations driving patient engagement efforts. According to our customer, Joel Vengco, vice president and chief information officer at Baystate Health, the answer is two-fold:

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Interoperability: A Requirement or an Opportunity?

Sherri Stuart Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

Healthcare can’t improve and grow with locked data—it’s really that simple. Data is a $40 billion market that both vendors and providers are currently leaving untouched, fearing that sharing data would quell competition. Instead of hindering competition, lack of data sharing is really hindering the advancement of the industry. Without shared data between vendors, payer

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What’s the business case for HIEs?

Sherri Stuart Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

The healthcare industry is becoming more and more data-driven, which means we have to find ways to share that data. While beneficial in nature, health information exchanges (HIEs) are limited by their names. It’s not just about the exchange of data—it’s about the exchange and adding of actual value. This point is key according to

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HIMSS15 In Review: Baystate Health’s Data-Driven Discussion with Healthcare Informatics

Sherri Stuart Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

Population health management, health information exchange and patient engagement. All of these areas were hot topics at HIMSS15, and rightfully so—each is one of the biggest challenges the industry is facing right now. But, is the industry putting the cart before the horse? To Medecision customer, Joel Vengco, CIO at Baystate Health, that answer is,

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