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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 11/5/17

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John Vassall, MD (Swedish Health Services) joins Qualis Health as physician executive for quality and safety.

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Gray Matter Analytics names Roy Smythe, MD (Philips) senior medical advisor.

Milliman adds LexisNexis Socioeconomic Health Attributes to its MedInsight decision-support tool for payers, employers, and state Medicaid agencies.

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Mount Sinai Health System (NY) will use value-based managed care services and related technology from Lumeris to move its population health management initiatives forward.

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The Nassau Queens Performing Provider System – part of New York’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program – will collaborate with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance in New York to improve healthcare access and outcomes for medically underserved residents of the Rockaways neighborhood. The alliance will provide data to NQP, which it will use to determine what healthcare gaps need to be addressed first. NQP will in turn provide RWA with grant money for its healthcare-focused, community-based programs.

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ZeOmega announces Medicare Advantage-specific enhancements to its Jiva population health management platform.

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Casenet’s TruCare is named Best Population Health Management Software Provider in a UK healthcare and pharmaceutical awards program.

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Rostock University Medical Center in Germany implements Philips Wellcentive population health management technology, including telemedicine capabilities, to support its cardiac care management.

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This Health Affairs editorial advocates for a national standard for reporting social determinants of health – factors that would give more meaning and direction to care delivery and management, and new payment models. “Having technology in place to capture high-quality, timely, and reliable data that merges clinical and social information across communities is instrumental to advancing our understanding of the landscape,” the authors write. “This interoperability will help clinicians and organizations implement best practices, keep track of what’s working, and share lessons learned.”


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