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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Majority of Clinicians Believe EHRs Are Not Sufficient for Care Coordination

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Majority of clinicians (51%-53%) believe the EHRs are not sufficient enough for coordinating care, while 78 percent of office managers believe the EHR is sufficient, according to new survey by PerfectServe. The survey conducted by Nielsen looks at perspectives on HIPAA, organizational readiness for population health and challenges in care coordination from nearly 1,000 clinicians (including hospital and office-based physicians, nurses, specialists), case managers and practice
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New Patient Monitor Automates Patient Data Transfer to EMRs

New Patient Monitor Automates Patient Data Transfer to EMRs

Welch Allyn, a provider medical diagnostic device company, announced it has developed a new patient monitor for physician’s offices that fully automates vital signs capture and wireless data transfer to your EMR. The solutions aligns with the population health management objective to keep a patient population as healthy as possible, reducing the need for more expensive tests, procedures and office visits that add additional costs to the system.  In order to do this effectively, data automation
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Continuum Health Alliance Selects Caradigm for Population Health

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Caradigm, a provider of enterprise population health, today announced that Continuum Health Alliance, a physician enablement company providing practice management, population health and community care services to provider groups, has selected Caradigm as part of its population health strategy. Continuum provides a next-generation health platform, enabling independent physician organizations, hospital-based physician groups, commercial accountable care organizations (ACOs) and MSSP ACOs to
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ZeOmega Acquires HealthUnity To Close Gaps in Interoperability

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On Monday, population health management provider ZeOmega announced the acquisition of HealthUnity, a provider of interoperability solutions that enable providers, payers and public health organizations to streamline the secure exchange of patient data across disparate systems. HealthUnity offerings also include private and public HIE, master person index, referral management and patient consent to integrated delivery networks (IDNs), health systems, group practices and state collaboratives.
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