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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 7/9/17

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Neal Patterson, co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Cerner, died Sunday of complications following a reoccurrence of cancer. He was 67. The company announced that co-founder and vice board chair Cliff Illig will serve as chairman and interim CEO.


Anna Clark (Truven Health Analytics/IBM Watson Health) joins Medecision as SVP/chief revenue officer.


The ACOs and IPA of Orange Care Group will implement Epic’s Healthy Planet population health management system and will also offer its EHR via Memorial Healthcare System (FL) and Epic Connect.

Wisconsin’s Department of Health chooses Cerner for its seven care and treatment centers in a 10-year, $33 million contract. In-state competitor Epic did not submit a proposal for the project, which drew five bidders.


Behavioral health and addiction treatment provider LifeWorks Northwest (OR) implements population health management technology from Enli Health Intelligence to better enable its participation in the federal Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics demonstration project.


A respiratory disease study undertaken by the City of Louisville, KY finds an 82-percent reduction in rescue inhaler use among the nearly 1,500 asthmatics equipped with Propeller Health’s inhaler monitoring attachment. COPD patients saw a 62-percent reduction in use. The study also enabled city planners to identify asthma hot spots related to poor air quality around high-traffic truck routes, plus high-risk neighborhoods that might benefit from more tree planting and eco-friendly infrastructure.


Dialysis clinic operator Fresenius Medical Care North America licenses Forward Health Group’s population health management system.


Harris’s healthcare group acquires Warwick, RI-based population health management technology vendor Medfx, which it will operate as an independent business unit.

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