Tag Archives: COPD

Provide customized care options patients can embrace

With the high costs and risks to patients’ health associated with chronic disease it makes sense to prioritize actions aimed at managing or improving the condition. But what if a patient isn’t inclined to accept the recommendations? Can you still work to improve care and financial outcomes? With predictive analytics you can. By combining not […]
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COPD offers chance for population health success.

Health care systems know that their patients are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. They also know the expense of treating it. They may not know that COPD offers an opportunity to make an immediate impact in patients’ lives and drive down costs while learning population health management skills. Statistics surrounding COPD are […]
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Aurora reduces heart failure admissions through analytics

Identifying and treating high-risk patients in the new health care economy can make a significant positive impact to your bottom line. But who, you ask, are our high-risk patients and how do we find them? I recently listened to Dr. Sylvia Meltzer talk about this issue and how Aurora Health Care found a viable solution. […]
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For providers, analytics pave the way for value-based care

To succeed in value-based care, providers are not only providing care but also expertly managing health across their patient population. Rather than only seeing patients who present at their office or facility, they’re being proactive by gaining deeper insight into their patients’ health and evaluating their risk. And to do it, they are amassing—and analyzing—the […]
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Using advanced analytics to improve quality and cost for COPD patients

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, represent a huge chunk of the nation’s health care costs. In 2010, COPD-related costs totaled $49.9 billion, including $29.5 billion in direct health care expenditures, $8 billion in indirect morbidity costs and $12.4 billion in indirect mortality costs. It is a major cause of hospitalizations in the […]
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