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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 2/7/16

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Scientific Technologies develops a perinatal hepatitis B application capable of track and manage infected mothers, and offering preventive care to their babies. The new app, developed via a group of five-state public health case managers and immunization registry specialists, includes infant and mother case management tools, decision support for follow-up care and immunization forecasting, and interoperates with EHRs or immunization registries.

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Privia Health integrates Athenahealth Population Health into its AthenaOne services for its network of 1,200 independent physicians across five states and Washington, DC.

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United Physicians of San Antonio selects population health management firm Innovista Health Solutions to expand its ACO network and help its 32 independent practices manage value-based care for over 15,000 patients.

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Multispecialty physician group Esse Health (MO) selects Lightbeam Health’s population health platform to manage patient populations in certain Medicare Advantage and commercial contracts. The platform includes patient and provider engagement tools, risk stratification, an enterprise data warehouse, and analytics.

Deloitte Consulting awards Premier a subcontract for data registry support for CMS and its Million Hearts campaign, the agency’s first foray into determining if incentivizing physicians for reducing the risk of first heart attacks or strokes among high-risk patients produces better outcomes.

Humana subsidiary Transcend Insights integrates risk analysis and adjustment tools from actuarial firm Millman into its HealthLogix population health and wellness platform.

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Evolent Health and Passport Health Plan partner to create The Medicaid Center of Excellence in Louisville, KY. The new center will combine Evolent’s Identifi population health management technology with Passport’s managed care services to serve provider-led Medicaid health plans.

Philips will use Validic’s technology to integrate consumer health data with its HealthSuite connected health products.

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A fairly comprehensive survey on the state of population health finds internal systems like IT, tracking, and management to be the leading challenge to pursuing population health management. One of the 300-plus healthcare executives surveyed noted, “We have good data to show what happens within our walls, but we have a hard time accessing data in the post-acute setting. Seventy percent of the utilization is occurring in places we don’t have much data about.” Threat of financial loss and uncertainty of when to transition to a population model round out the top three barriers.


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