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The Accountable Care Act- How would you advise the law makers?

Thomas Bauer - May 15, 2017
The United States is beginning a long dialogue about how health care is financed. This is a politically charged conversation in which there are no easy answers. Without getting into the politics ...
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Accountable Care health policy population health
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Population Health in Rural Communities

Thomas Bauer - Feb. 6, 2017
Some believe population health can result in serious struggles for hospitals and health systems in rural areas of the United States. Some ask "Can they compete in this evolving health care environmen...
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Global population health Payment Models population health Rural communities rural healthcare Rural settings Value Based Care
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Homicides in America - A Population Health Epidemic

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 4, 2017
Chicago experience 762 murders in 2016 garnering much national attention. As staggering as this fact New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Newark all have a higher per-capita rate homicide ...
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CHWs Global population health Gun violence homicide murder Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models population health Rural settings Urban Settings violence
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Hospital partners with community to address gun violence in Chicago

Thomas Bauer - Dec. 22, 2016
Gun violence in Chicago has resulted in over 4,000 shootings resulting in more than 700 deaths. According to an article in Modern Health Care "The Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative began ...
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CHWs Global population health Gun violence Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models population health Rural settings Urban Settings violence
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NEJM - Opioid Hospitalizations Among Young Children, Older Teens Show Sharp Increase

Thomas Bauer - Nov. 1, 2016
I would like to thank Terry Hannan for referring this article to me. According to a NEJM Journal Watch article "Opioid hospitalizations more than doubled among U.S. children and adolescents from ...
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Opioid crisis Overdose population health premature death
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A burgeoning gap - Big Data and Technology skills

Thomas Bauer - March 29, 2016
A new EMR (or any software) is similar to getting a new phone. On the first day you are simply happy to make and receive a call, text and hopefully download your contacts. On the day I trade mine in...
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CHWs clinical outcomes computer technology Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models population health Rural settings technology acceptance
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Loneliness and Population Health

Thomas Bauer - March 3, 2016
It is often said the number one illness of the elderly is loneliness… Approximately 1/3 of all Americans over 55 state they are lonely. The impact on Population Health can be as follows: • Inc...
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elderly populations population health
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How are using your EMR to improve Community Health?

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 25, 2016
One of the benefits of the universal use of an EMR is the ability to analyze large amounts data and stratify the risk of our patients. While our profession is in the early stages of adopting t...
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EMR implementation EMR platform EMR Standards population health
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Quality improvement in population health systems

Amy Madore - Dec. 17, 2015
Hi all - sharing a recent publication (December 2015) that may be of interest: "Quality improvement in population health systems" Authors: Moira Inkelas, Marianne E. McPherson Journal: Healthcar...
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learning health system population health process improvement quality improvement
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Upcoming workshop of the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement

Darla Thompson - Sept. 1, 2015
The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will hold a workshop on population health science on September 30, 2015 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. Speakers and att...
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population health translational research
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Population health and the role of Fitness Centers

Thomas Bauer - Aug. 20, 2015
What was old is new again as so often is the case in most professions including health care. According to an article in Health Care Finance News "The wave of the future is to focus less on illness a...
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Accountable Care fitness population health
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The Connection Between Health Literacy, Equity, and Disparity

Marie Teichman - July 30, 2015
Hi everyone, Here is an interesting article on the connection between health literacy, health equity, and health disparities from the National Academy of Medicine. How do you think health professio...
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health equity Health Literacy population health
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The term non-adherence is rather parental in nature maybe a part of the problem

Thomas Bauer - June 26, 2015
The term non-adherence is rather parental in nature…. Perhaps the question is better stated “ how do we help our patients reach their goals of care?" Behavioral Health has a long history of usi...
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health care costs Motivational interviewing Patient Engagement population health Shared decision making
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Communicating diagnostic to patient or their parent does it count

Ade Yahya - June 25, 2015
Hello everyone, I would like to know if you think that communicating diagnostic to a patient or their parents (in the case of children) has an impact on their recovery. I know about this case where ...
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Global population health patient Patient Centered Medical Homes population health
Health IT

Submit your idea today: iThrive Innovation Challenge

Catie Vandervoort - June 23, 2015
What ways might we achieve better patient care and increased patient engagement at a lower cost with better outcomes through innovative technology solutions? Submit your ideas today to eHealth Initiat...
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Conferences & Meetings digital health Hardware healthcare innovation health information technology HealthIT HIT Innovation Mobile Devices Networking population health Software Start-up telehealth
Health IT

Big data as a disruption in Heath IT and Predictive analysis. Who cares?

Madhuri Gandikota - June 20, 2015
With ongoing Data Liberation movement, there is a flurry of activity and research interest to discover meaningful patterns in data, predictive analysis and ultimately for prescriptive analysis (1) ...
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Bigdata IT Training Observational Studies population health Predictive Anlysis Software STROBE guidelines
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Population Health and Climate Disasters

Heidi Moawad - June 16, 2015
Climate disasters have played a prominent role in displacing large populations. While there are other huge events responsible for displacing huge populations- such as war, genocide, violence and revol...
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climate Disaster Relief population health
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Low health literacy & Mortality

Thomas Bauer - May 29, 2015
“In a large cohort of patients who were discharged home after being hospitalized for acute HF, those who scored at or below the mean on a health-literacy screening test were 32% more likely to die wit...
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Cardiology cost effectiveness Health Literacy patient activation Patient adherence Patient Centered Medical Homes population health Triple Aim
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Patient Centered Medical Homes and Patient Engagement

Thomas Bauer - April 24, 2015
A recent study of health care consumers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States revealed all countri...
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Health Literacy Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Engagement population health
Health IT

Satelite Medical Clinic with Cost-Effectiveness

WooYoung Lee - April 16, 2015
Shortages of physicians have appeared in a number of developing countries. It seems likely that these shortages could worsen in some countries over the next two decades, as a result of rising demand f...
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global health innovation Health IT Mobile Devices Networking Payment model population health telehealth