Liz Tingley, RN (Pinnacol Assurance) joins EQHealth Solutions as project director for its Colorado Prior Authorization Request Program, which helps the state’s Dept. of Health Care Policy and Financing improve access and outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries.
I2I Population Health hires Cary McNamara (Agilum Healthcare Intelligence) as CFO.
Alameda Health System (CA) enlists Conifer Health Solutions to provide managed care support services for its HealthPAC program, which offers comprehensive healthcare to 33,000 patients in Alameda County. Services provided will include population health management, financial risk management, and nurse consulting services.
A new Black Book report finds that population health management technology is a fast-growing sector even though providers are forging ahead using only stopgap tools from their EHR vendor, they’re dealing with community HIEs that offer poor population health modeling data, and they have limited data availability beyond their own EHR’s health snapshots. Hospitals report that they will need new PHM and IT talent, but shortages may limit availability. The top three best-of-breed vendors were IBM Watson Health, Evolent Health, and The Advisory Board Company, while the top three PHM and value-based care consultants were Premier, The Advisory Board Company, and Evolent Health.
Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance, a Texas-based ACO comprised of 18 primary care practices, attributes its nearly $14 million in savings in 2015 to population health management technology from Lightbeam Health Solutions. The ACO has saved $28 million since forming in 2013, and was one of only four such organizations in the 2015 program to achieve a 100-percent quality score. RGVHA next plans to roll out Lightbeam’s Cohort Builder to help it better identify high-risk patients and the care programs that would best suit them.
- Nordic will sponsor the inaugural Epic North Carolina Users Group Meeting February 8-9 in Greensboro.
- AI technology spreads its wings in healthcare sector (Intelligent Medical Objects)