Florida’s PremierMD ACO Selects eClinicalWorks for Population Health Management

eClinicalWorks Named Most Used System Across ACOs for PHM

Florida’s PremierMD ACO LLC (Premier), an ACO participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, has chosen the eClinicalWorks CCMR population health platform to advance its ACO objectives, coordinate care across the continuum as well as evaluate population health and quality improvement activities. eClinicalWorks will also be the preferred EHR solution for the organization. Premier participates in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which has been created by the Centers for Medicare
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Population Health: 37 Healthcare Executives Define the Term

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The term “population health” has been a buzzword in the health IT lexicon for the past few years. Driven largely by the healthcare industry’s transition from a volumes based model to value-based delivery, population health plays a key role in emphasizing the accountability of outcomes. The concept of population health was originally defined as “the health outcome of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” by David Kindig and Greg Stoddart in
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Persivia Acquires Alere Analytics to Expand Footprint in Population Health

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Persivia, a chronic care and population health company has announced the acquisition of Alere Analytics to help build out its portfolio in chronic care, cancer, genetics and population health management.  Persivia CEO Mansoor and chief medical officer Dr. Fauzia Khan in 2012 originally sold DiagnosisOne to Alere, which was later renamed to Alere Analytics, before deciding to sell it for $600 million in 2014. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The newly launched Persivia is
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DPS Health Rebrands as Canary Health, Targets Emergent-Risk Population

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As “population health” continues to be on the minds and priority lists of healthcare professionals and vendors alike, the conversation cannot take place without recognizing a new population – one requiring perhaps even more attention than the “very sick” or the “pretty healthy” populations because of the price tag attached. The “Emergent-Risk” population, if left untreated, could cost the U.S. healthcare system an additional $80-280 billion a year.  DPS Health, a provider of digital health
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Healthways CEO Ben Leedle Steps Down, Appoints Interim CEO

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Wellness program provider, Healthways, Inc. announced that Ben R. Leedle, Jr. has stepped down as Director, President & Chief Executive Officer. The Healthways Board of Directors has appointed Alfred Lumsdaine, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer until it selects a successor. The process to identify a permanent CEO will be led by the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee, which will consider both internal and external
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Population Health Company Evolent Health Files for $100M IPO

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Arlington, Va.-based Evolent Health, a population health management services organization (MSO) that integrates the technology, tools and on-the-ground resources to support health systems in executing on their population health and care transformation objectives has filed for a $100 million IPO, according to SEC filing. The company is looking to raise $100 million and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol EVH.  Founded in 2011 by UPMC Health Plan and The Advisory
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15 “Vital Signs” for Assessing Population Health Management

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Health measurements are requested and required by organizations for various purposes; however, many of the individual measures in use today were developed without attention to the broader context. In some cases, measurements often overlap or are redundant and are implemented for a particular purpose and circumstance. To resolve this gap, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has outlined 15 “vital signs” or core measures for tracking progress toward improved population health management in the U.S.
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NextGen Launches Data-Driven Population Health Solution

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NextGen Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a leading provider of healthcare information systems, services, and connectivity solutions, today has announced the launch of NextGen® Care, a new population health and care management solution designed to streamline the care team’s workflow, more effectively manage patient populations, drive better outcomes and decrease cost of care delivery mandated by evolving value-based payment models. The solution provides risk
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Population Health: New Era Requires Focus on Emergent-Risk

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Today’s population health strategies currently used by health plans and employer groups are missing the mark when it comes to directly affecting healthcare’s number one health challenge: arresting the trajectory of compounding chronic conditions. The 25-35% of the U.S. adult population fall within the category of those with one or more pre-chronic or early-stage chronic conditions who, if not treated with the right solutions, can quickly become patients with multiple chronic conditions who will
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Caradigm Broadens Its Portfolio of Population Health Apps

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Caradigm, a provider of enterprise population health has announced its latest software release, which includes two new applications, Caradigm® Condition Management andCaradigm® Utilization Management Analytics. These new applications help healthcare organizations improve quality and lower the cost of care for at-risk populations, and broaden Caradigm’s ability to deliver the market’s most comprehensive portfolio of enterprise population health applications. In addition, the release includes
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