Blog Posts

Population Health Management – I’m having déjà vu

Laura Kanov
Senior Vice President, Product Management

  When I went to school for respiratory therapy, I think I spent a whole quarter on Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB) – physiological effects of positive pressure, inline aerosolized medication delivery techniques, appropriate machine settings and coaching techniques. We even had to be able to take the Bird apart and put it back together

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Decision Support At Work

Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

Properly implemented decision support technologies can have great impact for value-based care. It allows patients transparency into authorization and provider selection and it provides appropriate care guidelines ensuring quality care while reducing unnecessary costs. In this recent Health Management Technology article our own Larry Schor says decision support technologies are key to achieving the goals

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The Population Health Management Conundrum

Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

The bar is continuing to rise for care quality and value, increasing the stakes for healthcare organizations to achieve sustainable healthcare through better patient care at lower costs. Though population health management (PHM) is critical in achieving this, the industry is still grappling with best practices, causing a slower progression to better performance. In this

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From Patients to People: Leveraging Analytics to Improve Population Health

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
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
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
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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