Providers ramp up use of IT to empower population health expansion (Health Data Management)
[By Linda Wilson | January 26, 2017]
Texas Children’s Hospital uses a population health approach, fueled by data analytics, to manage care for 4,500 young patients with diabetes.
The goal is to reduce hospital admissions and lengths of stay as well as to increase the number of patients whose diabetes is controlled, which the American Diabetes Association defines as a hemoglobin A1c level of less than 7.5.
In 2014, the Houston-based hospital launched improvements in hospital care for children and teenagers newly diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Those improvements included… Read Full Article