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Modernizing Data Governance to Meet Population Health Needs

By Sara Hallvik, MPH, Vice President, Analytics | Blog,  05/25/2022,   0 comments

Over the last two years, public health data systems have been recognized for their ability to provide valuable insight into the pandemic. However, there are many other critical data assets held within state governments. More and more, health information exchanges, Medicaid enterprise systems, all-payer claims databases and others are being included in states’ efforts to modernize data and increase interoperability in order to improve care coordination and quality.

Now is the time to assemble a strong data governance framework that can move beyond point of care and deliver important public and population health analytics in the future.

The process of designing and refining a data governance model should always start with…

 

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Addressing Substance Use in the Working Population

By Melissa Cheng, MD, MOH, MHS, Utah Clinical Medical Director
Blog,  04/13/2022,   0 comments

In the United States, an estimated 11 million people struggle with substance use disorder (SUD). More commonly referred to as addiction, SUD is a complex medical condition where a person is unable to control their use of a substance even when it is negatively impacting their life.

These substances include alcohol, illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, and prescription medications such as pain relievers, muscle relaxants and sleeping pills.


Addiction is a…
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Person-Directed Care: A New Way of Thinking

By Karen Vest-Taubert, RN, BSN, MBA, Senior Consultant
Blog,  03/16/2022,   0 comments

As a practice coach, I have been teaching and preaching the virtues of patient-centered care in primary care settings for over a decade. Patient-centered care is a method intended to improve health outcomes, patient, provider and staff satisfaction, and the bottom line. Sounds pretty good, right? Yet it seems the further we go in search of improving health care outcomes, the results over recent years have shown there are no panaceas. It’s time for a change in approach when it comes to…


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