• Medicaid recipients report poorer health than uninsured: 6 findings

    More Medicaid recipients report poorer health compared to Medicare recipients, those covered by employer or union plans and the uninsured, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • Number of Americans with Alzheimer's to more than double by 2060

    The amount of Americans living with Alzheimer's-related dementia or mild cognitive impairment will increase from 6.1 million in 2017 to 15 million by 2060, according to a projection published in Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  • Why population health is an AI problem

    Population health has been an elusive goal in the transformation to value-based care. What, after all, does population health look like? How will we know when we get there? The answer, of course, is that population health is not a destination. It’s a moving target whose goals, once achieved, will be quickly replaced with new ones, just out of reach.  By Prashanth Kini, PhD -
  • Study: Uncomfortable physician encounters motivate transgender youth to forgo healthcare

    Negative healthcare experiences and discomfort with physicians likely contribute to transgender youth avoiding healthcare services, according to a study published in the journal Family Practice.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  • 6 in 10 US children projected to be obese by age 35

    Up to 60 percent of children in the United States will be obese by the time they turn 35, according to a predictive analysis published in The New England Journal of Medicine.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  • Want to engage your providers in population health? Show them the data…and talk to them

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  • Man who inspired ALS 'ice bucket challenge' dies at 46

      Anthony Senerchia Jr., the individual diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who inspired the popular "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" on social media, died Nov. 25 at the age of 46, according to an obituary published by the Pelham (N.Y.) Funeral Home.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Vox Media: New data show Puerto Rico's deathtoll from Hurricane Maria could be 20 times higher

    While Puerto Rican officials claim Hurricane Maria, which destroyed power grids and left millions without clean drinking water, left only 55 people dead in its aftermath, researchers suggest the death toll may be off by more than 1,000, Vox Media reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  • How hospitals are using 'street medicine' to treat homeless

    Hospitals nationwide continue to look for ways to reduce costs while providing quality care to patients. One tool that has worked for Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network is its street medicine program, which provides homeless individuals with basic primary care, according to The Washington Post.  By Kelly Gooch -
  • 4 components of a successful population health initiative

    Population health management is a crucial competency for healthcare providers to improve care quality and lower costs. However, many hospitals nationwide still struggle to implement successful population health initiatives and deliver high-value care, according to Carl Couch, MD, CMO of nThrive, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based revenue cycle management company.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  • 3 ways cities can help fight diabetes

    As rates of diabetes and urbanization rise together, advances in medicine will not be enough to slow the spread of the disease, but instead, cities will have to make concerted population health efforts, Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen writes in an op-ed for the Harvard Business Review.  By Leo Vartorella -
  • Population “hype”? What you need to know

    Has population health finally arrived? Yes and no. Population Health Management (PHM), like artificial intelligence and precision medicine, is a massive, investment-intensive work-in-progress—and very auspicious in that it has the potential to forever change the way we deliver (and receive) care.  By Peter Boumenot, Population Health Lead, athenahealth -
  • CDC: Half of world's busiest airports lack smoke-free policies

    Of the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 prohibit smoking in all indoor areas, according to the CDC's most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  • 3 things to know about NCH Healthcare's Blue Zones project

    Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare and Franklin, Tenn.-based Healthways, a health services vendor, are working to improve the health and well-being of residents in Southwest Florida via the Blue Zones Project.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  • How Boston Medical Center writes prescriptions for groceries

    Boston Medical Center launched an onsite "preventive food pantry" to provide patients in need with free groceries, according to an Oct. 31 athenaInsight blog post.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  • Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative awards local nonprofits $3M to improve community health

    Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative presented local nonprofit organizations with $3 million in total funding to drive projects related to community health in New York state's Hudson Valley region, New York City-based Montefiore Health System announced Nov. 16.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  • Study: Exposure to air pollution in early pregnancy linked to miscarriage

    Women exposed to common air pollutants such as ozone and particulate matter in early pregnancy may experience an increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study backed by the National Institutes of Health and published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  • Johns Hopkins, Yale, Duke receive $2.5M NIH grant to study predictors of childhood obesity

    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, a program of the National Institutes of Health, awarded five institutions a five-year $2.5 million grant to research how stress during pregnancy influences childhood obesity, Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University announced Nov. 15.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  • CDC: 10% of adults eat enough fruits and vegetables

    One in 10 adults in the U.S. eat enough fruits and vegetables, according to research published in the CDC's most recent "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report."  By Brian Zimmerman -
  • NIH leaders say they have no plans to revamp lapsed gun violence research program

    Directors of two arms of the National Institutes of Health that fund firearm research said they have no intentions to reboot a discontinued gun violence research initiative launched under President Barack Obama in 2012 in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., according to a report from Science.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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