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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 12/17/17

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The Chartis Group adds Carol Chouinard (Deloitte) as director of IT strategy and Tonya Edwards, MD (Impact Advisors) as a principal and member of the company’s Physician Leadership Institute.

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Pennsylvania-based Penn State Health and Highmark Health cite development of advanced population health management capabilities, analytics, and care models as among the reasons they will pursue development of a $1 billion healthcare network that will see Highmark move under the PSH umbrella.

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ApolloMed and Network Medical Management complete the merger they announced in December 2016. ApolloMed CEO Warren Hosseinion, MD and NMM CEO Thomas Lam, MD will become co-CEOs of the combined company, which will operate under the ApolloMed name.

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The Medical Society of Delaware chooses HealthEC’s population health management system and services for its 900-doctor clinically integrated network.

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Social determinants of health-focused care coordination technology vendor Healthify acquires community services software company Purple Binder. Healthify co-founders Eric Conner and Alex Villa graduated the startup from the Blueprint Health accelerator in 2013, and raised $6.5 million in a Series A funding round led by BlueCross Blue Shield Venture Partners last summer.

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Wellness for Life will leverage Vital Incite’s population health analytics to help its workplace health centers and direct primary care clinics better understand and act on patient healthcare utilization patterns.

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Population health management software vendor VirtualHealth raises $7 million in a Series B funding round.

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Philips acquires Netherlands-based, 200-employee population health management software vendor VitalHealth Software, co-founded by Mayo Clinic and Noaber Foundation in 2006. The company expands the informatics work Philips started with its acquisition of Wellcentive in 2016. Philips acquired Netherlands-based interoperability software vendor Forcare last week.

To better serve its Medicaid members, Care1st Health Plan Arizona will leverage Equality Health’s CareEmpower care coordination technology and SDOH-focused services.

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Citing an inability to come to agreement terms, Evolent Health decides not to purchase the insurance arm of Premier Health (OH) as announced last month.

Population health management systems vendor SymphonyCare acquires Influence Health’s Empower patient portal business.

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In Maryland, the Howard County Health Department leverages Healthify’s SDOH-focused care coordination software as part of its new CAREAPP (Community Access to Resources via Enhanced technology Applications for Providers and Public) project.

A six-month chronic disease management pilot study conducted within the Massachusetts General Hospital primary care network finds that care improved more when specially trained population health coordinators with access to clinical registries were a part of the primary care team.


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