Category Archives: Blog Posts

Using Health Data and Analytics to Improve Health Outcomes


Attention to data and analytics is rapidly proliferating across health care delivery services and population management systems. There is a thirst for more information, while many healthcare executives will simultaneously… Read More

Achieving Medicaid Efficiency


Evolving shifts in the health reform agenda and funding processes are drawing greater attention to the challenges that states face in their Medicaid programs. A recent review in The Hill… Read More

Practical Solutions for Population Health Analytics


A number of challenges confound the use of administrative health data to identify and prioritize those who are at the greatest risk of poor health outcomes. Central challenges include the… Read More

Care Management Tools for Transitioning to Value Based Care


There is broad uncertainty about the evolving future of US health care reform initiatives.  Multiple sides are lining up to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the Affordable Care… Read More

Understanding the Social, Physical and Behavioral Determinants of Health in the Identification, Stratification, and Analytics of Population Health Management


Although there is increasing uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act and the evolution of health reform, the commitment to improved population health outcomes will prevail regardless of… Read More

MACRA, Care Coordination, and Evolving Health Care Reform


Several recent reports suggest that approximately one-third of seniors rely on family members to help them coordinate their health care needs. Strikingly, another third report that no one helps them… Read More

Health Information Technology and Population Health Management


In order to achieve the goals of better and more affordable health care that leads to improved population health, a strong health information technology ecosystem is required. These systems must… Read More

Hoarding Patient Data


Organizational cultures are uniquely designed to preserve their status quo. These norms inform and direct the human resources of institutions in order to maintain and preserve their standard operations. Language,… Read More

Care Coordination Technology Solutions That Support Medicaid’s Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Programs


Open Minds’ recent market intelligence report LTSS Shift – Finding the Opportunities by Athena Mandros cites 2013 expenditures associated with Medicaid’s Long term Support and Services (LTSS) reaching an astonishing… Read More