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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 8/13/17

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David McConney (Temenos USA) joins Altruista Health as COO.

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Vaya Health promotes Rhonda Cox to be its first chief population health officer. She will lead the managed care organization’s care coordination department and new population health management department.

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Evolent Health reports Q2 results: revenue up 89 percent, EPS –$0.13 vs. –$0.25, beating revenue expectations and meeting on earnings. News of the company’s plan to launch a $175 million secondary public offering  sent shares down 17 percent in early after-hours trading last week.

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Hurley Medical Center (MI) and its nonprofit foundation partner with several community organizations to launch a food pharmacy. Patients deemed eligible via Epic EHR screening questions will be referred to the hospital’s on-site pharmacy, where they can pick up two days’ worth of healthy food and register to meet with a dietician.

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Multispecialty group practice Crystal Run Healthcare (NY) taps Evolent Health to provide Third Party Administrator services and population health management technology for its Medicaid and commercial health plans. The company will initially offer benefits to lower-income consumers that don’t qualify for Medicaid, with an eye towards eventually expanding its offerings to members of its ACO.

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Population health management firm Qualis Health develops an online resource center and help desk to help physicians in Idaho and Washington participate in MACRA’s value-based programs.

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Population health management company ApolloMed takes a minority equity stake in Boynton Beach, FL-based telemedicine hardware and software startup LifeMD. ApolloMed CEO Warren Hosseinion, MD will join LifeMD’s Board of Directors. ApolloMed will likely extend LifeMD’s virtual consult capabilities to its customers, which include ACOs, IPOs, and home health providers.

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NextGen will acquire population health management-focused analytics company EagleDream Health for $26 million. Expected to close this quarter, the agreement marks the second acquisition for NextGen this year; it acquired mobile physician documentation vendor Entrada in April for $34 million.

Cedar Valley Medical Specialists (IA) chooses EHR and population health solutions from EClinicalWorks.


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