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EHR data aggregation and analytics company Arcadia Healthcare Solutions acquires Sage Technologies, a managed service and ACO business headquartered in Rockford, IL. The deal enables Arcadia to now offer physician groups ACO formation and governance services, EHR integration, and population health management services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


June 30 (Tuesday) 11:00 ET. “Value Based Reimbursement – Leveraging Data to Build a Successful Risk-based Strategy.” Sponsored by McKesson. Presenters: Michael Udwin, MD, executive director of physician engagement, McKesson; Jeb Dunkelberger, executive director of corporate partnerships, McKesson. Healthcare organizations are using empowered physician leadership and credible performance analysis to identify populations, stratify risk, drive physician engagement, and expose opportunities for optimized care. Attendees will learn best practices in laying a foundation for developing a successful risk-based strategy.

Previous webinars are on the YouTube channel. Contact Lorre for webinar services including discounts for signing up by July 31.



Joseph Siemienczuk, MD (Providence Medical Group) joins Kryptiq as CMO.


Quality Health Strategies promotes Ronald Forsythe to CEO.

Announcements and Implementations

Medalogix integrates its analytics tools with the Homecare Homebase EHR, helping homecare providers to identify at-risk patients and equipping them with business intelligence reports as part of an overall population health management solution.

Collain Healthcare introduces the LG CNS Care Cloud population health management platform. The new tool aggregates a range of data sources into one longitudinal patient record for providers working in physician groups, acute care, LTPAC, care management organizations, home and community-based services organizations, and payers.


3M introduces the Health System Performance Suite, which includes analytics to measure provider performance, determine cost of care, and measure population health, as well as business intelligence tools to help organizations manage ACO and DSRIP participation.


Healthwise adds the Healthy Pregnancy online messaging solution to its Population Health Solution.


The North Carolina Hospital Association implements advanced population health analytics from Truven Health Analytics to support the state’s ACOs and health systems. NCHA, which has worked with Truven for over 25 years, will use the analytics tools to identify gaps in care, track trends in consumer and patient behavior, and account for out-of-network patient visits.


Catalyst Health Network, a physician-led ACO in Dallas, selects population health management support and tools from Innovista Health Solutions.


The Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative implements i2i Systems population health management and analytics tools to better assist its Social Services Department identify gaps in care.

A two-year patient-centered medical home pilot program serving North Carolina State Health Plan members will implement population health management technology from Active Health Management to assist participating medical groups with care management and wellness services.

Propel Health (OR) selects Evolent Health to help the organization develop and launch a value-based services organization at its eight healthcare facilities. Propel Health providers will use Evolent’s Identifi population health management platform to access and share data across the state.

Nuance will include data analytics from Jvion in its Advance Practice Clinical Documentation Improvement to compare clinical documentation to payments and quality scores, and to accurately predict patient populations.



HHS develops the emPOWER Map, a Web-based interactive tool that combines data on Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with real-time weather alerts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The map will enable providers and public health officials to locate Medicare patients with electricity-dependent medical devices as severe weather and potential power outages approach.


For all the tennis/predictive analytics junkies out there: IBM designs a new website for Wimbledon, which kicks off June 29. The site includes the new Slamtracker predictive analytics dashboard that shows real-time statistics and analysis of play such as serve speed and number of winning shots. It also mines data from past Grand Slam tournaments to determine what each player must do well to win the match based on their previous clashes.

Sponsor Updates

  • Medicity offers “New survey identifies the state of cost control in hospitals, health systems and physician organizations.”
  • Greenway Health offers a transparent and collective approach to politics.
  • EClinicalWorks will exhibit at the NATA 2015 66th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo June 24-26 in St. Louis.
  • Healthwise offers “Helping our employees be ‘healthy, happy, and wise.’”
  • NextGen parent company Quality Systems Inc. is recognized in eight categories of the 13th Annual American Business Awards program.


JenniferMr. H, Lorre, Dr. Jayne, Dr. Gregg, Lt. Dan

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