News | Population Health | January 05, 2016

Population Health Initiatives Gaining Momentum, Says HIMSS Survey

Results show that while many organizations have plans in place, few are utilizing vendor-provided IT solutions

January 5, 2016 — As the emphasis on the change in delivery of care escalates from volume- to value-based care, population health management initiatives are becoming more prevalent across the healthcare industry. However, many organizations are addressing their initial population health needs without a population health vendor-provided IT solution. A new study from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) offers insight from nearly 200 healthcare executives (C-Suite, administrators, directors and vice presidents) on their population health initiatives, and their current and future approach to population health IT solutions and consultants.

“While roughly 67 percent of surveyed organizations claim to have population health programs in place,” said HIMSS Analytics Director of Research Brendan FitzGerald, “only one-quarter of those currently utilize a vendor-provided solution to address their population health needs.”

Other highlights include:

  • Roughly 11 percent of study respondents with initiatives in place currently use a consultant for their population health strategy;
  • Over half of study respondents without current population health initiatives in place plan to employ initiatives in the future; and
  • Just over a third of organizations with plans to employ population health initiatives in the future plan to use a consultant or would consider it.

For more information: www.himssanalytics.org

Related Content

ScImage and Invia Partnership Announced
News | Cardiac PACS| September 19, 2017
ScImage Inc. and Invia Imaging Solutions recently announced formation of a joint partnership at the American Society of...
Systolic Blood Pressure at Time of STEMI PCI May Predict In-Hospital Mortality
News | Cath Lab| September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017 — Researchers have led a retrospective single-center...
Healthcare cybersecurity concerns have increased dramatically as EMRs and medical devices become more digitally connected.

Healthcare cybersecurity concerns have increased dramatically as EMRs and medical devices become more digitally connected.

Feature | Cybersecurity| August 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell
August 17, 2017 — Cybersecurity has become a growing concern in healthcare as patient data, medical systems and impla
ScImage Awarded U.S. Government DIN-PACS IV Contract
News | PACS| August 16, 2017
ScImage Inc. was recently awarded a new DIN-PACS IV (Digital Imaging Network/Picture Archiving and Communications...
The Centricity Cardio Enterprise (CCE) Interactive Guide offers information on GE's cardiovascular information system (CVIS)
News | Cardiac PACS| July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017 — GE Healthcare has released the eight-page...
Wearable monitors create patient generated health data, PGHD, that can help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Wearable monitoring devices may offer a new tool to help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Feature | Heart Failure| July 25, 2017 | Lola Koktysh
Despite their best efforts, many patients tend to develop heart failure after an acute event (e.g., a heart attack or
WVU Medicine Deploys Enterprise PACS from ScImage
News | Cardiac PACS| July 24, 2017
ScImage Inc. recently announced West Virginia University Health System has partnered with ScImage to utilize ScImage’s...
Innovative Cardiovascular Ultrasound Solutions Showcased at ASE 28th Annual Scientific Sessions
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| June 01, 2017
June 1, 2017 — More than 50 companies and organizations will display their latest products and services at the Americ
Memorial Hospital of Gulfport used a McKesson, Change Healthcare, cardiovascular information system (CVIS) to improve workflow efficiency

Memorial Hospital has increased efficiency using a single cardiovascular information management database. 

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Cardiac PACS| May 23, 2017
Located along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is a nonprofit, 445-bed facility originally est
News | Information Technology| May 11, 2017
McKesson Imaging & Workflow Solutions, an industry leader in providing healthcare IT and imaging solutions, is...
Overlay Init