Philips Acquires Wellcentive to Strengthen Its Population Health Business

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Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Atlanta, GA-based Wellcentive, a provider of population health management software solutions. Financial details of the acquisition will not be disclosed.Wellcentive and its 115 employees will become part of the Population Health Management business group within Philips. Tom Zajac, CEO of Wellcentive and an experienced healthcare industry leader, will be appointed to lead this business group.Philips-Wellcentive Integration PlansAs part of the
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Medecision Launches Population Health Apps for Medicaid, Medicare Advantage

Medecision Population Health Management Apps

Medecision, a population health management company for risk-bearing healthcare organizations has unveiled Aerial™ for Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, a suite of modular clinical and financial apps focused on improving CMS Medicare and Medicaid population health. These essential tools deliver better patient outcomes, reduce care cost, and enable critical complex care management strategies by:- capturing quality measures;- assessing baseline data; and- efficiently complying with changing
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5 Best Practices for Leveraging Analytics in Population Health

5 Best Practices for Leveraging Analytics in Population Health

McKesson’s Dr. Michael Blackman explains why actionable insights begin with strategic data management.For healthcare providers, value-based care isn’t just an operational incentive anymore, it’s now an imperative for basic survival. As a result, many executives now consider it vitally important to redesign health system services for population health, according a recent Advisory Board Company Survey.In fact, 52 percent of those surveyed were concerned about population health, making it the
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What FHIR Means for Interoperability and Its Potential in Population Health

What FHIR Means for Interoperability and Its Potential in Population Health

Is FHIR the answer to healthcare interoperability problem? A look at the new protocols potential and why it could enhance pop health efforts, with insights from Wellcentive’s Phillip Burgher.Health information technology’s (HIT’s) potential may be expanding, but so is the size of its greatest challenge and elephant in the room—interoperability. The industry is riding a wave of evolution fueled by digital connection, yet there has never been a greater disconnect when it comes to utilizing digital
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3 Keys to Scaling Up Population Health Management for Providers

3 Keys to Scaling Up Population Health Management for Providers

Financial incentives, technological advances and pioneering care models have provided fertile soil for the green shoots of population health to grow. But for these programs to flourish, they will need more sophisticated analytics, patient stratification, community involvement and care management.This week, PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) released “Population health: Scaling up,” where they interviewed executives in leading healthcare, research and academic institutions on how organizations
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ZeOmega Integrates with McKesson’s InterQual Connect

McKesson InterQual Connect For Automated Medical Review

ZeOmega Inc. has announced an agreement to integrate ZeOmega's Jiva™ population health management solution with McKesson's InterQual® Connect authorization and connectivity solution to fully automate pre-authorization for payers and providers. The integration marks ZeOmega’s Jiva as the first partner to tap InterQual Connect’s cloud connectivity to expand automated authorization to include requests requiring a medical review and simplify pre-auths for their customers.Without leaving their easy
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Wellcentive Unveils Volume to Value-based Care Calculator for Providers

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Wellcentive, an Atlanta-based provider of value-based care solutions has launched a free tool to calculate the real cost of delaying the shift from public and private payer volume to value-based care (VBC) and reimbursement. The tool called the Cost of Inaction calculator helps organizations estimate the impact, based on national benchmark data for health services and the organization-specific data users submit, of delaying effective implementation and management of VBC practices.Why Now Is The
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Health Choice Network Selects Wellcentive for Population Health

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Health Choice Network (HCN) has selected Wellcentive for population health management solutions and services to drive integrated care management and quality reporting across HCN's 46 health centers nationwide. The partnership will also include a collaborative effort for expanding quality measures, value-based insurance design (VBID) and financial analytics to track and demonstrate approaches to treating complex chronic care patients within underserved communities. Financial terms of the deal
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Population Health Provider Lightbeam Health Solutions Acquires Browsersoft

Population Health Provider Lightbeam Health Solutions Acquires Browsersoft

Lightbeam Health Solutions, Inc., an end-to-end population health management solutions has acquired Shawnee Mission, KS-based Browsersoft, Inc. Browsersoft is a  health information exchange (HIE) solution provider for hospitals, health systems, states, communities and other stakeholders within the US and various global markets.Browersoft’s OpenHRE™ solution enables healthcare communities to exchange data from disparate systems enabling providers to have the most comprehensive, up-to-date patient
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Report: Top 5 Areas of Concerns for Health System Executives

Advisory Board Names 2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards

47% of health system executives indicated that they were extremely interested in addressing the challenge of rising consumer expectations for service, according to The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO Survey. Additionally, 45% of hospital and health system executives said they were extremely interested in identifying patient engagement strategies – a four-percentage-point increase over the previous year.For its Annual Health Care CEO Survey, The Advisory Board Company surveyed 209
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