Population Health Management

Lightbeam Health Solutions Acquires RPM Platform CareSignal

What You Should Know: – Lightbeam Health Solutions, Inc., a provider of end-to-end population health management solutions, announced today the acquisition of CareSignal, the pioneer of Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring technology. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – The acquisition enables Lightbeam to integrate scalable, evidence-based remote engagement and monitoring capabilities into its …

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Alleviate the healthcare staffing crisis with automation

After more than a year of stop-and-start elective services, providers are ready to cut through the backlog and help patients get their healthcare back on track. Unfortunately, growing staff shortages mean many providers are struggling to meet consumer demand. Unemployment may be falling overall, but the number of people employed in healthcare dropped by more …

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Search & Referral Platform Aunt Bertha Rebrands as findhelp

What You Should Know: – Aunt Bertha, an Austin-TX-based search and referral platform for social services in the US, announced it has rebranded as findhelp – a name shift that helps customers, organizations, and those seeking care to instantly understand the company’s mission: to connect all people seeking help and the programs that serve them with dignity …

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Social Determinant of The Healthcare Professional: Why We Cannot Wait

JohnMatthew Douglas, President And Founder at iPressForward, LLC The following list provides examples of the social determinants of health, which influence health equity in positive and negative ways: Income and social protection, Education, Unemployment, and job insecurity, Working life conditions, Food insecurity, Housing, basic amenities and the environment, Early childhood development, social inclusion, and non-discrimination, …

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SDOH In Action: Achieving Financial Sustainability: A Connected Community of Care’s #1 Goal

Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) “Show me the money!” No one old enough to have seen the 1996 movie, Jerry Maguire, will ever forget that memorable phrase. That simple but powerful phrase could apply to every person who punches a clock for a living and just about every …

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Healthy Alliance IPA, Unite Us Launches NY’s First Social Care Network

What You Should Know: – Healthy Alliance IPA and Unite Us, today announced a strategic partnership to create New York’s first statewide coordinated care network for addressing social needs – one of the first networks of its kind in the country.  – This growing partnership will convene regional community leaders and thousands of local community-based …

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Innovaccer Unveils Population Health Analytics Solution on Health Cloud

What You Should Know:  – Today, Health Cloud company Innovaccer, today unveiled its new Population Health Analytics solution, now available on the Innovaccer Health Cloud.  – The new solution helps risk-based providers improve care management and delivery with AI-enhanced predictive analytics; performance assessments and benchmarking; and comprehensive, customizable dashboards that drive evidence-based decisions in real-time. …

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HLTH21: Uber Health, Papa Partner to Improve Social Determinants of Health

What You Should Know:  – Papa, a nationwide provider that pairs older adults and families with Papa Pals for companionship and assistance with everyday tasks, and Uber Health, Uber’s HIPAA-enabled solution for health care organizations, announced a social determinants of health (SDoH) partnership aimed at reducing barriers to transportation access. – Papa and Uber are …

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SDOH Strategies All Provider Organizations Should be Adopting Now

Joe Nicholson, III, DO, Chief Medical Officer, CareAllies There is growing concern among many well-respected providers about the consequences of fewer preventive services over the past 1½ years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As patients slowly start to resume care throughout 2021 and into 2022, experts predict we will see a spike in …

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Unite Us Acquires NowPow’s Personalized Community Referral Platform

What You Should Know: – Unite Us, a New York City-based technology company connecting health and social care services, today announced the acquisition of NowPow, the Chicago-based referral platform grounded in science and community. – This combination will create the nation’s leading integrated health and social care network connecting people to the resources they need …

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CVS Caremark Expands Efforts to Tackle Health Disparities

What You Should Know:  – CVS Caremark announced an expansion of its efforts to address health disparities among patients, starting with certain conditions including sickle cell disease, HIV, and cardiovascular disease. – CVS Caremark is working with its clients to create health equity strategies for PBM members with certain conditions that disproportionately affect patients of …

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Leveraging SDOH in Post-Pandemic Risk Modeling to Overcome Distorted Care Projections for 2021 and Beyond

Kurt Waltenbaugh, CEO, Carrot Health The uncertainty and risk created by pandemic-related disruptions in care have health plans in uncharted water when it comes to relying on claims data and utilization patterns to inform their risk models. But while these disruptions weakened the reliability of traditional risk models, they also created opportunities to deepen and …

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Cerner Launches Social Determinants of Health Solution to Advance Health Equity

What You Should Know: – Cerner today announced a new solution, Cerner Determinants of Health, designed to help providers address healthcare inequities. – Cerner Determinants of Health is a dashboard and supporting set of tools, integrated into the Cerner electronic health record, to help clinicians pinpoint disparities and suggest goals and resources within the patient’s care plan …

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WellSky Acquires Healthify to Enhance Social Determinants of Health

What You Should Know: – Seamless coordination between providers, community-based organizations, and payers is the key to delivering value-based care at scale. To better connect providers, identify social determinants of health, search for social services, and coordinate care with community partners, WellSky has acquired Healthify. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – Together, WellSky and Healthify will connect providers across and within communities to …

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State Farm Taps Included Health to Improve Healthcare Equity for LGBTQ+ Employees

What You Should Know: – Today,  State Farm announced that it is elevating care for LGBTQ+ employees through a new partnership with Included Health. As a free healthcare benefit, State Farm employees and their families now have access to a dedicated care coordinator who can help them find supportive, affirming healthcare providers and navigate healthcare challenges.   – Discrimination is rampant …

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Healthix and The Garage to Launch Specialized Population Health Platform

What You Should Know: – Healthix, the nation’s largest public HIE, just revealed that it has partnered with tech company, The Garage, to launch a specialized population health management platform for its membership. Called “Municipal,” this turnkey platform will serve to organize, manage and analyze Healthix’s vast repository of patient data (over 20 million patients), and more. Beginning this fall, Municipal will be available to the 2,000 Healthix member organizations.  – Built on …

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AlohaCare, Kaiser Permanente to Launch First Social Care Network in Hawaii

What You Should Know: – Unite Us, the enterprise tech company providing digital infrastructure to create efficient ecosystems of care, today announced a partnership with Kaiser Permanente and AlohaCare, a nonprofit health plan in Hawaii, to implement the first-ever coordinated care network throughout the state of Hawaii. – As social services like food, employment, and …

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Marshfield Clinic Health System to Launch Rural Health Equity Initiative

What You Should Know: – Marshfield Clinic Health System, one of the largest rural, integrated health systems in the country, is partnering with NowPow and a broad range of community organizations to connect patients with local resources to improve their health and quality of life. – Marshfield Clinic Health System and NowPow are working together …

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Elevate Health Taps Innovaccer to Redefine Its Care Management Model – PHM

What You Should Know: – Elevate Health, a Washington-based nonprofit Accountable Community for Health (ACH) organization, has partnered with us to leverage the Innovaccer Health Cloud to strengthen care management and improve patient outcomes. It was challenged to integrate data from disparate sources and close gaps for hundreds of patient records. – With the Innovaccer Health Cloud, Elevate Health saved $6M …

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Innovaccer Unveils Health Plan Analytics Tool to Give a Comprehensive View of Over 700 Medicare Advantage Plans

What You Should Know:  –Innovaccer Inc., a leading healthcare technology company, recently launched its Health Plan Analytics tool, which provides a comprehensive view of health plan performance across the country.  –With this tool, payers can identify the quality parameters where they lag and determine the performance threshold to attain satisfactory ratings and enrollment. In addition, …

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Applying A Hedge Fund Mentality for Investing in Social Determinants of Health

Matt Lambert, M.D., Chief Medical Officer – Curation Health While I am a practicing clinician, I am a firm believer that improvements in healthcare most often come from borrowing the best ideas from other business models. For example, I have sometimes borrowed from software company and payer colleague insights to describe value-based care (VBC) reimbursement …

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The Crucial Role of SDOH Data in Value-Based Care

Rahul Sharma, CEO of HSBlox Roughly $4 trillion is spent on healthcare annually in the U.S.  Despite this massive expenditure, roughly 80% of health outcomes are attributed to social, behavioral and environmental factors, known as social determinants of health (SDOH).   What has been far less clear is how providers and payers can fully harness SDOH …

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What Population Health Management Providers Need to Know About HITRUST CSF Certification

Bob Dupuis, VP of Enterprise Architecture and Security at Arcadia Healthcare companies continue to implement value-based care and population health management initiatives to coordinate healthcare delivery and improve the quality and value of patient care. These initiatives depend on the ability to access, aggregate, and analyze massive amounts of patient data, often coming from hundreds …

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Aunt Bertha Secures $27M to Expand Referral Platform for Social Services

What You Should Know: Today, Aunt Bertha, the nation’s leader in closed-loop social care networks and the company behind findhelp.org, announced it has raised an additional $27M in investment funding led by Warburg Pincus, had significant participation from existing investors including Pershing Square Foundation, Techstars Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners, Digitalis Ventures and The Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund (TSEF). – The financing …

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Making Telehealth Accessible to Underserved Communities Requires a Multifaceted Approach

Over the last year, people across the U.S. have adopted telehealth in record numbers, signaling what people in the industry have long believed — virtual doctor visits and prescription delivery has the potential to truly increase access to high-quality, convenient care.  The meteoric rise of telehealth has also come with its challenges, one of the …

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Unite Us and Metro United Way Invests $1M Towards Financial Efforts in Greater Louisville Area

What You Should Know:  – Enterprise coordinated care network provider, Unite Us, makes a combined $1 million investment with Metro United Way for help towards pandemic struggles and social upheaval in the Greater Louisville metro area. – Funds will provide housing-related costs and support for Louisville residents impacted both by the COVID-19 pandemic and persistent, …

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How NLP Can Uncover Social Determinants of Heart Disease

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Cardiovascular disease-related deaths—which occur every 36 seconds—cost our country about $219 billion each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People with poor cardiovascular health …

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Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health

What You Should Know: –   Unite Us, the tech company creating coordinated care networks nationwide, has just announced a $150M Series C round of funding led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its valuation at $1.65 billion.   – Unite Us is leading the care transformation movement towards whole-person health with its core product, Unite Us Platform, an outcome-focused coordination software sconnecting community-based …

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Achieving Financial Sustainability: A Connected Community of Care’s #1 Goal

Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) “Show me the money!” No one old enough to have seen the 1996 movie, Jerry Maguire, will ever forget that memorable phrase. That simple but powerful phrase could apply to every person who punches a clock for a living and just about every …

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City of Milwaukee Taps NowPow to Improve Health Equity & Outcomes

What You Should Know: – IMPACT, a designated provider of 211 information and referral services in Southeastern Wisconsin, today announced a groundbreaking collaboration with local health systems, community organizations and NowPow to power one of the nation’s most comprehensive, community-wide systems to connect health and social care and track outcomes. – As part of the …

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How Will Philips Acquisition of BioTelemetry Impact The Cardiac Monitoring Market?

At the end of December 2020, Philips announced the planned acquisition of BioTelemetry for $2.8 billion in cash. – BioTelemetry was formed in 2013 after a series of acquisitions from the initial founding company CardioNet, Inc. – CardioNet, Inc. based in San Diego, USA was initially founded in 1994. – After a multitude of acquisitions …

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A Patient Engagement Strategy Needs to Deliver a Holistic Experience

Chris Evanguelidi, Director, Enterprise Healthcare Market for Redpoint Global Inc. Researchers from Johns Hopkins published a study in October on the impact of the pandemic on health care delivery. Among its findings, the data show a 21.4% decrease in primary care visits in Q2 of 2020, compared against the average volume of Q2 visits for …

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Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards

What You Should Know: – Epic was named the top Overall Software Suite for the eleventh consecutive year in the Best in KLAS 2021 Software & Services report, released today, which reports on the top vendors for 2020. Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor. Galen Healthcare Solutions was named the top Overall IT Services Firm. …

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Why CMS Will Lead the 2021 Kidney Care Revolution

Chris Riopelle, CEO of Strive Health After an unprecedented year, kidney care providers, including nephrologists, dialysis facilities, and care extenders are expecting 2021 to follow suit. We will see an overhaul in reimbursement and major industry shifts, partly led by CMS, that will require providers to advance their capabilities in a way that will usher …

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MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program

What You Should Know: – Care Simple, Epic, and MetroHealth System announced that they have entered into a strategic remote patient monitoring integration partnership. – Under the terms of the agreement, CareSimple will empower the Cleveland, Ohio public health system with simple, patient-friendly RPM solutions to improve health outcomes for their high-risk senior and chronically …

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CareSource, Healthify Partner to Address Social Determinants of Health in Ohio

What You Should Know: – Healthify and CareSource are teaming up to build a statewide network of community-based organizations in Ohio. – This new network will provide social services to CareSource’s members throughout the state of Ohio with referrals to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). CareSource, a nonprofit multi-state managed care plan has partnered with Healthify to build a statewide network of community-based organizations in Ohio. The …

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Is Your Connected Community of Care Truly Making a Difference?

Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) Connected Communities of Care Definition: An innovative method for effective population health management using social determinants of health. A way to streamline effective coordination between medical, government, and community-based organizations. We ask this type of question every day. For example, we may ask― “Is this …

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Meaningful Use of Genomics Requires Informatics Beyond EMRs

Assaf Halevy, Founder and CEO of 2bPrecise Electronic medical records (EMRs) are widely expected to serve as a cornerstone technology that drives the delivery of modern patient care.  But can the EMR alone support all the informatics capabilities required by an ever-evolving healthcare industry? The rapid growth of precision medicine, particularly the use of genetic …

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30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various institutions, geographies, patient demographics, and medical scanners. The sensitivity and …

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Patient-First Model: High Tech Meets High Touch for Individuals with Rare Disorders

Donovan Quill, President and CEO, Optime Care Industry experts state that orphan drugs will be a major trend to watch in the years ahead, accounting for almost 40% of the Food and Drug Administration approvals this year. This market has become more competitive in the past few years, increasing the potential for reduced costs and broader patient accessibility. …

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Highmark Inks 6-Year Partnership with Google Cloud to Power Living Health Model

What You Should Know: – Highmark Health signs six-year strategic partnership agreement with Google Cloud to transform the health experience for patients and caregivers through the development of Highmark Health’s new Living Health Model – The Living Health model is designed to eliminate the fragmentation in health care by re-engineering the healthcare delivery model with …

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As Telehealth Surges, Are Seniors Being Left Behind?

Anne Davis, Director of Quality Programs & Medicare Strategy at HMS A global health crisis has thrust us into a scenario in which lives quite literally depend on the ability to virtually connect. Telehealth has rapidly emerged as a vital tool, enabling continuity of care, allowing vulnerable individuals to access their physician from home, and …

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Cityblock Health Reaches $1B Valuation, Raises $160M to Address Systemic Healthcare Inequity

What You Should Know: – Cityblock Health, a transformative, value-based healthcare provider focused on improving healthcare outcomes for marginalized communities, today announced a $160M Series C round, bringing its total raised to $300M. – Cityblock is a care delivery trailblazer working to right the injustices of a healthcare system that cycles vulnerable communities through frequent …

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How Care Coordination Technology Addresses Social Isolation in Seniors

Jenifer Leaf Jaeger, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, HealthEC Senior isolation is a health risk that affects at least a quarter of seniors over 65. It has become recognized over the past decade as a risk factor for poor aging outcomes including cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, impaired immune function, …

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SPAC Mergers with 2 Telehealth Companies to Form Public Digital Health Company in $1.35B Deal

What You Should Know: – GigCapital2 Inc has agreed to merge with UpHealth Holdings Inc and Cloudbreak Health LLC to create a public digital healthcare company valued at $1.35 billion, including debt, the blankcheck acquisition company said on Monday. – The combined company will be named UpHealth, Inc. and will continue to be listed on …

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Change Healthcare Unveils Social Determinants of Health Analytics Solution

What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare launches national data resource on social determinants of health (SDoH) for doctors, insurers and life sciences organizations to better understand the connection between where a person lives and how they live their life to the care a patient receives and their health outcome. – 80% of U.S. health …

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Lean on Your Connected Community of Care in Times of Crisis

Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) We’ve all experienced crises in our lives. They may be personal in nature (e.g., involving our interpersonal relationships), organizational (e.g., relating to our employment or retirement income), or nature-made (e.g., floods, tornados, or the COVID-19 pandemic). When crises hit our communities, the impacts …

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: IT Solutions to Engage Community Resources

What You Should Know: – The latest report from Chilmark Research examines the new approaches and tools for utilizing community resources that can address social determinants of health, giving providers the ability to extend care beyond the confines of the clinic. – This research indicates that the next two years will largely bring an expansion …

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Healthify, Algorex Health & Excellus BCBS Tap into SDoH Analytics to Address Social Disparities

What You Should Know: – Healthify in partnership with Algorex Health Technologies, announced the results of new social determinants of health (SDoH) population analysis of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) members. – SDoH are non-clinical conditions that significantly affect health outcomes. The analysis identified Excellus BCBS members who are struggling with SDoH such as unstable housing, …

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Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem

What You Should Know: – Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week. – Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with physicians, trusted startups and enterprises, and insurers. – The platform harnesses a …

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Unite Us Expands Social Determinants of Health Platform to 6 States

What You Should Know: – Unite Us, the tech company building coordinated care networks nationwide announced a significant expansion to its partnership with Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII), a health information exchange, to six additional states. – This growing partnership aims to break down existing obstacles between clinical and social service providers to allow for …

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Banner Health Taps Innovaccer’s Data Activation Platform to Power Digital Transformation

What You Should Know: – Banner Health, one of the country’s largest non-profit healthcare systems, has partnered with Innovaccer for its digital transformation. – Banner Health will leverage the platform to create unified patient records that drive comprehensive, preventive, and whole-person care solutions for patients across the care continuum. Banner Health, one of the country’s …

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Healthify Integrates with Altruista Health to Help Payors Address SDoH

What You Should Know: – Healthify’s social determinants of health (SDoH) infrastructure will be integrated into Altruista’s GuidingCare® platform to support health plans in addressing the social needs of members. – SDoH such as poverty, housing instability, and food insecurity can significantly impact health outcomes, so it is imperative that they are not overlooked. Healthify, a …

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Innovaccer Unveils Risk Adjustment Solution For Improved Coding Accuracy

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer unveils new risk adjustment solution to help providers better segment their population to refine the risk scoring process and improve coding accuracy and efficiency, thereby improving performance on risk-based contracts. – The solution utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to make risk predictions. Innovaccer, Inc., a …

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Is Your Community Ready for Connected Community of Care Model?

Dr. Keith Kosel is a Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) This question initially brings to mind many possibilities such as connection to the latest 5G cellular service, a new super-fast internet provider, or maybe one of the many new energy suppliers jockeying for market share from traditional utility companies. While all …

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Value-Based Reimbursement Contracts Now Account for 26% of Hospital Revenue, KLAS Finds

What You Should Know: – Value-based reimbursement (VBR) contracts now account for 26% of hospital revenue, according to a new report from KLAS research and CHIME. – Report reveals providers are looking first to their electronic health record (EHR) systems to drive PHM, and are most interested in investing in new healthcare information technology (HIT) …

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Accounting for the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a medical crisis.  Since the highly contagious disease hit American shores in early 2020, the virus has dramatically changed all sectors of society, negatively impacting everything from food supply chains and sporting events to the nation’s mental and behavioral health. For some people, work-from-home plans …

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Independence Blue Cross, Signify Launches Social Determinants of Health Network in Philly

What You Should Know: – Independence Blue Cross and Signify Health launches social determinants of health network, CommunityLink to connect data from multiple CBOs to integrate social directly into medical care in the Philadelphia area. – CommunityLink represents one of the first examples nationwide of combining in-home health with social care. Independence Blue Cross (Independence) …

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Dignity Health Management Services to Leverage Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform

What You Should Know: – Dignity Health Management Services (DHMSO), the largest health system in the state of California to transform their network health data into actionable insights. – With this partnership, the organization will leverage Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform to better manage healthcare services for its attributed patients. Dignity Health Management Services (DHMSO), …

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Geisinger Launches New Social Care Platform for Pennsylvania Residents

What You Should Know: – Geisinger inks a partnership Aunt Bertha to launch a new social care platform, Neighborly for Pennsylvania residents. – Powered by Aunt Bertha, Geisinger’s Neighborly platform provides residents in Pennsylvania the ability to easily search and connect with organizations that provide social services including food, housing, childcare, transportation, utility assistance, healthcare, …

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Innovaccer, CareSignal Partner to Enable Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer has recently partnered with CareSignal to address healthcare’s urgent need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: to create and maintain solid, clinically actionable relationships with patients in a new set of predominantly virtual care. – CareSignal offers evidence-based end-to-end support services for chronic medical conditions such as asthma, CHF, COPD, diabetes, …

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Secrets to Pop Health Management success: Take a leap of faith, be strategic, and collaborate

Population health management advocates need to demonstrate how redefining care management by adopting a holistic viewpoint to include what’s happening outside the hospital will help systems influence health at scale and improve care at a lower cost.

Holon Integrates with Cerner’s HealtheIntent PHM Platform for Value-Based Care Insights

What You Should Know: – Holon and Cerner announced a partnership to advance the delivery of relevant patient insights to providers when they need it most.  – Holon and Cerner will deploy patented technology that automatically delivers contextually relevant patient information from Cerner’s HealtheIntent® population health platform, which is EHR-agnostic, directly to clinicians in their workflow to inform care decisions.  Holon Solutions, one …

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Healthify, Ride Health Partner to Offer SDOH-Driven Transportation to Vulnerable Populations

What You Should Know: Healthify, a social determinants of health company (SDOH), announced a national partnership with Ride Health to offer transportation to medical and non-medical services for people faced with transportation barriers. – Each year, an estimated 3.6 million Americans do not obtain medical care due to transportation issues such as cost, lack of …

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7 Day Moving Average for COVID-19 Cases Is Up 148% Nationwide

What You Should Know: – Nationwide, the seven-day moving average for COVID-19 cases is up 148% from June 7th to July 7th. In many states across the country, the “curve” never flattened. Since June there hasn’t been a flattening effect, but rather a significant spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. – States hit hardest …

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Emtiro Health Taps Innovaccer to Leverage the FHIR-Enabled Data Activation Platform

What You Should Know: – Emtiro Health, an innovative population health company in North Carolina has selected Innovaccer to deliver data-powered solutions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery.  – Powered by Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform, Emtiro Health will create unified patient records that drive comprehensive, whole-person care management, no matter where …

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Philips and BioIntelliSense Integrate to Enhance Remote Patient Monitoring

What You Should Know: – Philips integrates the BioIntelliSense FDA-cleared BioSticker™ sensor as part of its remote patient monitoring solutions for patients outside the hospital. – Multi-parameter sensors aid monitoring across multiple chronic conditions with medical-grade vital signs for physicians to remotely track core symptoms, including COVID-19. – Healthcare Highways is the first to leverage …

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Walgreens to Invest $1B in VillageMD to Open 500 to 700 Full-Service Doctor Offices

– Walgreens will invest $1 billion in equity and convertible debt in VillageMD to open 500 physician-led primary care clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets in the next five years. – VillageMD and Walgreens also recently announced the availability of Village Medical telehealth providers on Walgreens Find Care™, which is an online platform that …

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