CMS selects 516 participants to join the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, a five-year population health management program designed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among 3.3 million Medicare patients. Providers will use a data-driven predictive modeling approach to create personalized risk scores and develop custom care plans with patients to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Senior care services provider US CareNet establishes NavCare, a new care management division focusing on chronic care and transitional care management, population health management, and care coordination services for PCPs. The new business line serves 50,000 Medicare patients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas, with plans to expand its services nationwide.
Hearst Health and the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University accept nominations for the second annual Hearst Health Prize, which recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated improved outcomes through population health management programs. Community Care of North Carolina won the inaugural prize last year for its statewide transitional care program for Medicaid patients. Nominations are due August 26.
Royal Philips acquires Atlanta-based population health management software vendor Wellcentive. While terms were not disclosed, Mr. H provided some interesting context when the news broke earlier this week.
ZeOmega integrates Forecast Health’s patient risk analytics into its Jiva population health management product, adding the capability to perform predictive modeling based on social determinants of health.
MCM Solutions for Better Health promotes Mike O’Connor to CEO, Amy Gasbarro to president, Tom O’Connor to COO, and Connie Wolf to senior vice president of sales & marketing. Matt Rose (Interlink) has joined the company as vice president of sales and business development.