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    Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.

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Using Analytics To Build Personalized Plans For Chronic Care Management

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is leveraging functional status assessments and social determinants of health to advance its population health management efforts.

2015 Health IT Change Agents

Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.

The Benefits Of Good Patient Engagement

Changing consumer expectations and requirements driven by the Affordable Care Act are making deeper patient engagement a priority at healthcare organizations. Yet making real progress requires effort from both caregivers and patients.

Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2016

For the past five years, EHR/MU was selected as the top health IT initiative for the coming year. This year, there’s a new top initiative, and what it is should come as no surprise.

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ABOUT POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Population health management is a model that looks beyond those who need immediate medical care by helping physicians to assess their entire patient population and divide it into various groups. These groups often consist of three main categories: those who are healthy and need to stay healthy, those that have health risks, and those with chronic conditions. Healthy individuals are often managed by having them keep up with preventative care measures. Those with health risks often need to change or stop certain behaviors to reduce their risks. And, those with chronic conditions need to prevent further complications by working with their health providers and changing their health behaviors.

The goal of population health management is improving the overall health of an entire population. Treating health at a population level typically means focusing on improving environment, social structure, and resource distribution. Family planning programs, for instance, play a major role in population health and are one of the most highly cost-effective interventions in medicine.