Population Health

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Why the healthcare industry must take the lead on climate change

The effects of climate change threaten decades of healthcare progress, and health leaders have a responsibility to help reduce energy consumption and frame the crisis as a health issue instead of a scientific or political one, according to a report published by the  Lancet /UCL Commission on Health and Climate Change.

3 strategies to drive population health

As healthcare leaders devote increasing attention to the issue of population health management, it's become clear that their diverse efforts share certain common principles, according to  Hospitals & Health Networks.

How peer support boosts the patient-centered medical home model

As patient-centered medical homes gain steam, a new report reinforces the fact that the model's mission of lowering costs and improving access to care relies on the use of peer support from community health workers.

Green hospitals increasingly vital for population health, cost control

Environmentally friendly hospital redesigns, once considered just a bonus, are increasingly necessary within the healthcare industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

Care coordination software market poised for strong growth

The market for care coordination software is expected to expand at a 26.1 percent compound annual growth rate between 2015 and 2020, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

VCU, University of California San Diego collaborate on population health initiative

Virginia Commonwealth University is embarking on an initiative to test how big data can help improve population health on the other side of the U.S.

CDC: Meaningful Use eCQMs 'invaluable' for tracking public health

Electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) from electronic health records will be "invaluable" for monitoring clinical conditions, according to a new  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3 ways to fight 'improvement fatigue'

Healthcare leaders have a lot to accomplish as the industry moves from a volume-based model to a value-based one and as patient safety and care quality become more important than ever, but providers must safeguard against "improvement fatigue" during this process, futurist Ian Morrison writes for  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Population health relies on provider collaboration, nurse coordinators, data sharing

Population health management is a vital part of an insurer's overarching goal to lower costs and improve quality care. At Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, population health means partnering with providers to offer valuable claims information to help them better manage patients with expensive chronic conditions. To learn more about how Horizon has successfully managed its population's health,  FierceHealthPayer  spoke with Steven Peskin, Horizon's senior medical director for clinical innovations.

Humana CEO Bruce Broussard: 'Health should be easy'

Humana has its eyes set on a healthy task: To make the communities it serves 20 percent healthier by 2020.  The insurer plans to move from its traditional role of having an episodic relationship with its members to a role that focuses on getting people healthy, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard  wrote in a guest post for  Forbes.