Talking with Patients about Low Value Care

By Howard Beckman, MD, FACP, FAACH, Chief Medical Officer – EagleDream Health Recently, in JAMA Internal Medicine 2016;176:191-197, Joshua Fenton and colleagues tried to help physician trainees more successfully address patient demands for low value testing. The intervention, delivered to 30 of 61 randomized primary care residents, included training in 1) understanding patient’s concerns and expectations before addressing them, 2) validating the patient’s concerns and emotions using empathy, 3) informing…

EagleDream Health Welcomes Scott Gucciardi to Staff

Rochester, NY, January 25, 2016 — EagleDream Health, Inc., a healthcare software analytics solutions company, based in Rochester, NY, has named Scott Gucciardi Chief Business Development Officer. Mr. Gucciardi will draw on his wealth of experience in strategy and business development, product and market development, and marketing to help grow EagleDream Health’s population and network management software solutions. Prior to joining EagleDream Health, Mr. Gucciardi spent 25 years at Welch…

Population Health Management…Don’t Go it Alone!

According to a recent study conducted by HIMSS Analytics, more and more healthcare providers consider population health management to be a priority.  The same study found most provider organizations are attempting to carry out this important work without the help of outside vendors.  In fact, only 11 percent of respondents with population health management initiatives in place reporting using a vendor or consultant. The delivery of health care continues to…

Network Leakage: “Fixing the Bucket”

The author of an article found on the website of Enhance Health Network draws a correlation between network leakage and water in a bucket filled with holes.  Obviously, one cannot stop the leakage by addressing the water, one must repaired the damaged bucket.  In the author’s example, the water represents patients and referring physicians, while the bucket represents the healthcare system. EagleDream Health’s software solution helps healthcare systems identify drivers…

Don’t Let Insufficient Data Analytics Impair Your ACO’s Financial and Clinical Performance

In an article titled Insufficient IT and Analytics Capabilities Are Seen as Barriers to ACO Success: AMGA Survey, published in Healthcare Informatics, Mark Hagland reports that ACO leaders are identifying “insufficient IT and analytics capabilities” as major barriers to take on financial risk in risk-based contracts with either the federal government or commercial insurers. While the percentages of patients are included in Medicare Pioneer ACO, Shared Savings programs or Next-Generation…

EagleDream Health Staffer Interviewed for Choosing Wisely Article

EagleDream Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Howard Beckman was recently interviewed for an article about Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.  The article discusses the work of Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) and the steps they are taking to focus attention on appropriate care in Massachusetts.  As part of this effort, MHQP enlisted the help of Dr. Beckman and his colleagues at  EagleDream Health (formerly Focused Medical Analytics),…

EHR Integration Services Announces Strategic Alliance with EagleDream Health

The innovative analytics platform will integrate with EHR Integration Services’ EHR QIS application to provide a unique and individualized population health view Skaneateles, NY, October 27, 2015 — In a strategic move to continue to leverage complementary core competencies, skilled consulting resources and state-of-the-art technology solutions for the physician office market, the Perfect Practice Alliance (PPA) is welcoming Eagle Dream Health, Inc., as an affiliate partner. EagleDream Health, a Rochester,…

Medline Announces Exclusive Partnership with EagleDream Health To Promote Use of New Data Analytics Technology

The new partnership aims to help the healthcare continuum drive efficiencies, improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs Mundelein, Ill., Oct. 13, 2015 – Medline, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies and clinical solutions, announced today their exclusive partnership with EagleDream Health, a software and service company that uses the power of analytics to improve efficiencies in healthcare and to help ensure patients receive the highest quality care at…

EagleDream Health Chief Medical Officer Published in the American Journal of Managed Care

Rochester, NY – October 1, 2015 – Dr. Howard Beckman, Chief Medical Officer of EagleDream Health, authored an article recently published in the American Journal of Managed Care.  The article, titled “Improving Partnerships Between Health Plans and Medical Groups“, was co-authored by Patricia Healey, MPH and Dana Gelb Safran, ScD. As the health care industry forges ahead in the age of accountability and shared risk, it is imperative that payers…