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Becker's Hospital Review: Strategies to reduce at-risk patient readmissions

March 22, 2017 Loopback HQ
Strategies to reduce at-risk patient readmissions Written by Neil Smiley, CEO of Loopback Analytics | March 22, 2017 Over the last several years, hospitals have been hard at work to develop strategies to avoid penalties and denial of payments associated with high readmission rates. More recently, the expansion of bundle payments and other value-based payment models have further increased the importance of this effort. To reduce readmissions, most hospitals have made significant investments in a wide array of intervention programs, such as enhanced discharge planning, nurse navigators, post-...Read more
Media Coverage Loopback Analytics Uses Predictive Analytics To Close The Loop In Health Care Data

March 17, 2017 Loopback HQ Interview with: Neil Smiley CEO of Loopback Analytics What is the background for Loopback Analytics? What are the problems Loopback Analytics is attempting to mitigate? Response: Loopback Analytics (Loopback) is a Software-as-a-Service company that provides event-driven population health management. Founded in 2009, Loopback integrates and manages diverse data sources to support predictive analytics and intervention solutions to address health reform reimbursement challenges with the goal of achieving the Triple Aim – better care, better health and...Read more
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Becker's Hospital Review: Why bundled payments are here to stay, and 3 steps to evolve

December 28, 2016 Loopback HQ
Why bundled payments are here to stay, and 3 steps to evolve There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of bundled payments. Tom Price, Trump's selection for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, has publicly expressed his concern that Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has overstepped its charter by imposing mandatory bundled payment programs for Chronic Joint Replacement (CJR) and Cardiac procedures. Nevertheless, bundled payments are likely here to stay, because they have proven to be an effective tool in driving improvements in cost and quality. While...Read more
Media Coverage Healthcare Technology Trends for 2017

December 19, 2016 Loopback HQ
Healthcare Technology Trends for 2017 While interoperability, predictive analytics, machine learning, and patient-generated health data will continue to be topics at the forefront of technology considerations, Loopback Analytics believes the transformative changes in 2017 will come from effectively leveraging these new capabilities to successfully drive clinical and financial improvements. 1. Acceleration of Interoperability Historically, establishing interoperability across the healthcare continuum has been stymied by a myriad of issues ranging from data security concerns, technical...Read more
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Loopback Analytics Partners with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute to Connect Dallas-Area Behavioral Health Facilities & Improve Patient Care

November 17, 2016 Loopback HQ
DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Loopback Analytics, a pioneer in event-based population health solutions, today announced a new partnership with Dallas-based Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) to connect area hospital emergency rooms, law enforcement and behavioral health providers. The network will work to notify service providers to coordinate referral and follow-up for mental health patients to ensure they receive appropriate, long-term treatment to reduce emergency room visits, law enforcement detention and recidivism, freeing up resources to focus on public safety. In...Read more
Media Coverage Big Data Using Predictive Analytics Aims To Improve Medication Adherence

October 17, 2016 Loopback HQ
Medication adherence is the degree to which a patient is taking medications as prescribed. Poor medication adherence takes the lives of 125,000 Americans annually, and costs the health care system nearly $300 billion a year in additional doctor visits, emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Keep readingRead more
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RCM Answers: 7 Tips to Help Jumpstart the Bundled Payment Bandwagon

October 03, 2016 Loopback HQ
Bundled payments programs have been lauded as primary component in a more modern approach to delivering higher quality, more efficient and cost-effective health care. And, while this model might not be the definitive answer, it certainly has the potential to be a significant step in the right direction. But, despite the CMS mandate for Comprehensive Joint Replacements (CJR), some providers and payers remain hesitant to get onboard, perhaps out of fear—fear of change in general, the data challenge or the transparency of quality metrics. However, the benefits of a bundled payment network far...Read more
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Yahoo Finance: Loopback Analytics' New Geographic Analysis Dashboard

July 18, 2016 Loopback HQ
Loopback Analytics, a pioneer in health care data integration and analytics solutions that streamline care transitions and patient population management, today unveiled its new Loopback Geographic Analysis Dashboard, an interactive analytics tool that allows hospitals to visually assess the quality of post-acute providers in their geographic region. Read MoreRead more
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Healthcare Business News: Improving Care with Analytics

May 03, 2016 Loopback HQ
Most hospitals have been leveraging analytics to address a variety of operational needs from procurement to revenue cycle management and patient risk analysis. Read moreRead more
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Becker's Hospital Review: The guide to cringeworthy health IT conversations: 10 leaders on the terms they dread most

March 24, 2016 Loopback HQ
In health IT, "innovation" and "uberization" are all the rage. Once representative of new, creative endeavors in the industry, these words are now little more than white noise. Despite the powerful potential of language, overused, outdated or misused terms start to fall on deaf — and irritated — ears, diminishing any sincere intent behind the buzz. Keep readingRead more
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Electronic Health Reporter: Bundled Payments Are Here to Stay

March 07, 2016 Loopback HQ
Bundled payments are still relatively rare in healthcare. If a patient has knee replacement surgery, each provider – the surgeon, anesthesiologist, hospital, rehab facility and home health agency are paid separately. The patient is often left to serve as their own general contractor, without any one provider responsible for the cost and quality of episode. As a result, there can be significant variations in episode cost and clinical outcomes for the same procedure. Keep ReadingRead more
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Medical Design Technology: 3 Reason On-Premise Solutions Don't Cut It for High-Risk Patients

March 01, 2016 Loopback HQ
Healthcare providers must focus scarce resources on high risk patients to improve outcomes and control costs. Keep ReadingRead more