Big data: Bold promise? Or the hardest part of population health, precision medicine and better patient experience?

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Leading providers are already thinking about how to transform themselves from data-driven to information-driven organizations, able to offer drastically improved patient experience akin to Amazon and Google. But it’s not easy. Seattle Children’s Chief Data Officer Eugene Kolker offered up a confession: “I’m a little bit nervous right now about what’s happening in our industry. People are moving from one … Read More

mHealth Gets the Message Right in Population Health Study

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A California health plan uses text-messaging to boost member engagement and reduce unnecessary ER visits. Officials say it has a bright future in other healthcare settings as well. A California health plan has found that a text-messaging platform has boosted engagement and reduced unnecessary trips to the local emergency room. The three-month study, conducted by the Los Angeles-based, 1.14-million-member Inland … Read More