Understanding Patient Barriers for Effective Care...
Written by: Emily Mortimer, Director, Market Planning

Medical care determines only 20% of overall health—while social, economic and environmental factors determine 50% of overall health?* Those numbers are staggering, especially when you take into account that the greatest impact on our health comes from areas that the …

Population Health Data You Need Right Now
Written by: Emily Mortimer, Director, Market Planning

Right now, patients are awaiting discharge from your busy units. Right now, your nursing staff, physicians and discharge planners are determining plans for your patients to follow when they leave the hospital. Can they be followed? Will they be followed? …

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A Booster Shot for HEDIS Scores
Written by: Rich Morino, Senior Director, Health Care Solutions

With over 90% of US health plans and 42 of 50 States using it, the NCQA’s HEDIS scores dominate our discussion around measuring quality (with an obvious exception of CMS’ STAR ratings for Medicare). Health plans use HEDIS scores to: …

Which specific occurrence or trend in 2018 in...
Written by: Anton Berisha, MD, Senior Director, Clinical Analytics & Innovation

Key occurrences likely to shape healthcare predictive modeling efforts in 2018 will revolve around quests for new data sources that will shed light on other significant factors within and especially outside the healthcare environment – affecting major healthcare outcomes. While …

The Top Six Myths about Social Determinants You...
Written by: Emily Mortimer, Director, Market Planning

While the value of social determinants of health is becoming clearer, defining what data provides insight and how to use it is far less so. Working alongside our data scientists here at LexisNexis®, we’ve identified some critical truths and myths regarding …

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