population health

By Jonah Comstock October 18, 2017
Health analytics company BaseHealth has raised $8.5 million is Series C funding. HBM Healthcare Investments contributed $2.5 million to the round. Other investors were not disclosed. According to Crunchbase, this round brings BaseHealth's total funding to $17.5 million. BaseHealth offers a population health tool that combines access to a wide, disparate swath of health data with an analytics...
By Bernie Monegain October 3, 2017
BaseHealth, a predictive analytics company for population health management, introduced its concept of the #InvisiblePatient Monday at the 11th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California. In a demo session on “Transforming Care & Insights Through Big Data & Analytics,” BaseHealth CEO Jason Pyle showed how the BaseHealth platform leverages artificial intelligence and...
By Mike Miliard August 22, 2017
As providers drive patient engagement initiatives, population health management programs and quality improvement projects, they're still stymied by challenges with patient identification. In fact, many organizations have troves of electronic health records that can't avail themselves of analytics because they can't be matched with other records, according to a new report in the Journal of AHIMA....
By Bill Siwicki August 22, 2017
Health IT vendors Interpreta and Higi are partnering to integrate biometric data from Higi with clinical, claims and genomic data from Interpreta. Interpreta works in the realm of precision medicine, continuously interpreting and synchronizing clinical and genomics data in real time to create a personalized roadmap to enable the orchestration of timely care, the company said. Higi operates the...
By Bill Siwicki March 20, 2017
Care coordination is critical to the success of population health efforts as it brings all of the moving parts of healthcare together on the same track. Care Managers at Northwell Health, New York State’s largest healthcare provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and more than 550 outpatient facilities, are constantly in motion, tasked with digging into EHRs, compiling data, while also...
February 20, 2017
Microsoft and UPMC have partnered to improve healthcare delivery through a series of projects, Microsoft announced Thursday. The health system will work on Microsoft's Healthcare NExT Initiative, which will focus on clinician empowerment and productivity with AI, officials said. The companies will work together to develop new tools that will first be implemented at UPMC before it hits the market...
By Bernie Monegain January 31, 2017
Valhalla, New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has forged a $180 million population health initiative with technology giant Philips to improve quality of patient care. The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support of its goal to transform the delivery of healthcare to the residents of New York’s Hudson...
By Heather Mack January 11, 2017
IBM Watson Health has announced a joint initiative with the US Food and Drug Administration to study the use of blockchain technology to share health data to ultimately improve public health. At first, the two-year collaboration will focus on oncology data, pulling together and exchanging data from a variety of sources including that from clinical trials, genomic data, EMRs, and from...
By Heather Mack August 15, 2016
A variety of healthcare organizations in rural communities got an infusion of cash as part of a $16 million funding package from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding is spread out across 60 communities in 32 states to improve quality of care and research to advance understanding of the unique challenges in each...
By Jonah Comstock May 19, 2016
At the HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Boston today, a panel of healthcare executives spoke about the relationship between population health and patient engagement, and the ways in which technology can enable both. “This is the Gutenberg moment,” Dr. Gregory Weidner, medical director for primary care innovation and proactive health at Carolinas Healthcare System, said. “The democratization of...