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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 8/28/15

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Santa Barbara, CA-based BioIQ opens its East Coast headquarters in Atlanta, tapping Lisa McVey (McKesson) to head up the new office as EVP for technology and operations. The company, which specializes in technologies that connect organizations with their members, unveiled its population health management solution targeted to employers earlier this year.


Webinars

September 9 (Wednesday) 2:00 ET. “Need to cleanse, unify and manage the provider data in your EMR master file and other IT systems?” Phynd’s Unified Provider Management platform allows healthcare organizations to maintain a single, verified, customized profile for each provider across legacy IT systems. This 30-minute presentation will explain how Phynd’s system can help synchronize internal provider information in real time; create provider interoperability among systems; and manage, update, and analyze provider information with workflow tools to improve revenue cycle and clinical communication.

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


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Xerox acquires RSA Medical, a Naperville, IL-based company specializing in predictive analytics for payers. Xerox will add RSA to its Commercial Healthcare Services business to increase its ability to support payers throughout all stages of member engagement.

Mobile messaging vendor MPulse Mobile secures $1.7 million in an investment round led by OCA Ventures. The Encino, CA-based business will use the cash infusion to ramp up sales, marketing, and client support teams. The news follows the company’s launch earlier this month of a flu vaccination messaging solution.


People

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Thomas Graf, MD (Geisinger Health System) joins The Chartis Group as national director of population health management.

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DaVita HealthCare Partners promotes Dinesh Kumar to SVP of clinical transformation.

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Lumeris appoints Paul Kaplan, MD medical director, Brian LeDuc SVP of technology and development, and Michael Neill medical director.

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Health Catalyst hires Dan Strong (Control4) as CFO, moves co-founder/EVP Tom Burton from product development to client operations, and promotes Dale Sanders to EVP of product development.


Announcements and Implementations

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Vantage Oncology (CA) selects Wellcentive’s quality reporting and population health management solution for PQRS reporting.

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Capitol Health Network (CA) selects population health management solutions from Sutherland Healthcare Solutions including a customized patient registry and SmartHealthConnect tool, which provides real-time data at the point of care and back-end analytics. The network will implement the new technologies across member organizations that include FQHCs, clinics, and nonprofit healthcare organizations in a five-county area surrounding Sacramento.

Population health management company ApolloMed’s ACO realizes $3.9 million in Medicare savings, beating its benchmark expenditures for the second year in a row. The organization also performed at or above the 90th percentile in multiple performance measures including 98.5 percent in medication reconciliation. The Glendale, CA-based company’s ACO works with 700 physicians and 30,000 beneficiaries in California, Mississippi, and Ohio.

Proxsys Rx launches a medication-focused transitions of care program to help providers improve CMS-mandated performance measures using its technology solutions and pharmacy support services.


Research and Innovation

The Nicholas Foundation launches the New Jersey Innovation Catalyst Initiative, a $1 million program that will help nine provider groups improve care delivery to their safety net populations. Program participants will focus on addressing social factors in health, improving access to care, and increasing patient engagement; and will also receive training on patient-centered design techniques. Successful strategies will be implemented at each provider’s institution during the last nine months of the 13-month program.


Other

Stanford’s Spectrum Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education is accepting funding applications for investigative teams looking to tackle healthcare problems in new ways. Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in the areas of population health, medical technologies, therapeutics, community engagement, and predictive tools and diagnostics. In addition, the Stanford Leaning Health Care Innovation Challenge will award similar funding to projects that improve the health of Stanford Health Care patients. Applications for both programs are due September 30 and September 25, respectively.


Sponsor Updates

  • Medicity offers “Keeping the Data Thieves Away.”
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  • NVoq asks “Are you ready for ICD-10? SayIt can help!”
  • PerfectServe offers “Patient Centered Medical Home model – Rewards of a successful transformation.”

Contacts

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

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