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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 1/22/17

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Franklin, TN-based Healthways, which sold off its self-described population health management Sharecare business summer, changes its name to Tivity Health in an effort to better align with its fitness and health improvement offerings targeted to seniors via payer and employer programs.


Geisinger Health System (PA) launches Springboard Health, a community-focused program that looks like it will incorporate social determinants of health into efforts that it hopes will help improve the health and wellness of local populations. The program will launch in Scranton, PA to help its residents deal with high levels of diabetes and obesity, as well as behavioral health issues and economic challenges related to income and access to fresh foods. “We are going to introduce innovative programs and foster robust community collaborations, and back it all up with data to make sure Scranton is the healthiest place to be in the country,” says Geisinger President and CEO David Feinberg, MD. “Once we successfully implement Springboard Healthy Scranton, we’ll take the program on the road to communities with similar socioeconomic health challenges.”


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partners with NYU’s School of Medicine’s Dept. of Population Health and Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service to develop the City Health Dashboard. The tool will offer city leaders and public health officials a visual snapshot of a local population’s health across five areas – outcomes, behaviors, clinical care, socioeconomic factors, and physical environment.


Hill Physicians Medical Group (CA), the largest IPA in the northern part of the state, enlists the services of Evolent Health as it prepares to participate in the Next Generation ACO program. The group will initially tap into Evolent’s risk-adjustment services, network strategy development, and deploy its Identifi care coordination and population health management platform.


Kern Health Systems selects ZeOmega’s Jiva 6.1 population health management technology to better manage care for its 240,000 members in California.


The North Country Initiative rolls out population health management technology from Lightbeam Health Solutions to the 150 physician members of its healthcare partnership, which includes six hospitals and dozens of independent practices.

NTT Data Services adds Vitreos Health’s predictive analytics to its healthcare product line in an effort to bolster its population health management offerings.

MCG Health and Milliman MedInsight develop MedInsight Guideline Analytics to assist providers with benchmarking, provider profiling, care management reporting, and marketing.

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