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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 1/10/16

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Medecision releases the Aerial Insights platform, offering aggregation of real-time data feeds across health facility clinicians, locations, medical groups, and conditions; plus analytics and automation. Data feeds are sourced from admission, discharge, and transfers; EHRs; remote-monitoring devices; and digital health technologies including wearables.

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Altruista Health secures an undisclosed amount of financing from investment firm Capricorn Healthcare & Special Opportunities. Washington, DC-based Altruista offers population health management solutions for care management organizations, providers, and payers. Capricorn’s healthcare IT investment portfolio also includes Epic.

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Northwell Health (the former North Shore-LIJ) (NY) and consulting firm Newport Health form Health Connect Technologies, which will commercialize population health management products. The joint venture was announced in August 2015, while a pilot of HCT’s tech at Northwell Health’s Lenox Hill Hospital seems to have begun sometime in 2014. “We have seen tremendous results since piloting Health Connect,” says Gus Costalas, ED at Lenox Hill, and CFO of Northwell Health’s Western Region. “In just over 18 months, we have successfully closed the loop for thousands of patients, dramatically increasing patient satisfaction.”

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The CMS Innovation Center launches a five-year pilot program to determine whether helping people with social issues related to food, housing, and transportation can improve health outcomes and reduce expenses. The Accountable Health Communities Model will provide $157 million in ACA funds to “bridge organizations” that will work to identify the social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in local communities, and help connect them to best-fit programs. Initial evaluation will focus on reduction in costs, ER visits, and readmissions.

KLAS Research’s latest population health management report gives Enli Health Intelligence (fka Kryptiq) high marks for the Beaverton, OR-based company’s CareManager care coordination platform. 


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