PHA NEWS - August, 2019 

Summer is rolling along, school is starting again, and our Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus is fast approaching! 

PHA has a lot to announce this month including a new corporate member, recordings to our August webinars, and a new edition of the journal. Also, make sure to scroll all the way to see the latest news from our membership.

The PHA Board continues to express thanks to its many committed members who are advancing Population Health for individuals and communities every day. If you're not a member, join the Population Health Alliance today.
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2019 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus - Register Before It's Too Late!

Improving Health Through Financial Security: The Common Denominator Across Social Determinants and Populations

October 29th; 7:30 am - 3pm
Top of the Hill; Washington, D.C. 

Confirmed speakers include:
...and several more industry thought leaders will be added, so keep checking back!
PHA hopes all our members will attend the Summit. Contact PHA Executive Director Brent Ling to learn more.
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PHA New Member    

Welcome PHA's newest member, HealthEC.

We are pleased to welcome HealthEC as a member of the Population Health Alliance. We were impressed with their KLAS ranking as well as the tremendous leadership that President and CEO Arthur Kapoor provides to the industry at this important juncture for digital transformation. We look forward to Arthur and his executive team participating in important PHA initiatives including policy and advocacy, quality and research, and uniting the population health community through membership, learning and networking events. - Rose Maljanian Chairman and CEO of HealthCAWS and Chairman of the Board for the Population Health Alliance. Read the Full Release.


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ICYMI: PHA hosted two great webinars last week!
PHA Thought Leadership Webinar: Ensuring Quality in Population Health through Innovative Delivery Models, Standards and Metrics with NCQA

Rose Maljanian, PHA Board Chair, leads with a discussion on driving quality through application of PHA’s Population Health Management Framework across the care continuum and across market segments. Natalie Mueller, Senior Product Development Manager, NCQA provided a deep dive into the NCQA Population Health Management accreditation standards and metrics.

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PHA Provider Series Webinar: Pediatric Population Health: Positioning the Practice for Success


Creating true "value" for patients, practices and payers requires a commitment to quality, total cost of care and understanding your entire patient population. Practices serving pediatric patients have unique challenges in the move from fee for service to value based payments. In this webinar, Susan Kressly, MD described ways in which even small, independent practices can transform the care they deliver to create high value and remain financially viable in the changing healthcare landscape.
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Population Health Management

Population Health Management is the official journal for the Population Health Alliance with David Nash, MD MBA serving as Editor in Chief. PHA Organization and Premium Professional members receive a complimentary subscription.

View the August 2019 issue out now.

Population Health Management’s editorial board is seeking manuscript submissions for review. Please review criteria and information for submission

PHA Members in the News

Amgen Wins Patent Case On Enbrel

Amgen announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has ruled in Amgen's favor on validity of the two patents that describe and claim Enbrel® and methods for making it. More

American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Lifestyle Medicine opens registration for the Core Competencies Program

The Lifestyle Medicine Core Competency Online Program is an evidence-based program designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for providers [...] More 


Bravo: Leveraging Technology to Enhance (Not Replace) Wellness Coaching

There’s a reason the wellness programs at Cleveland Clinic aren’t fully automated and still leverage what I call a hybrid approach [...]. More


HealthEC: Population Health and a Field of Dreams

Well, HealthEC hasn’t constructed a ball park in an Iowa cornfield where the ghosts of baseball legends play, [...] More


HealthFitness: Why Restaurants Need to Add Wellbeing to the Employee Menu

The restaurant industry has grown significantly over the past 50 years and is a huge part of our economy.  More 


NACCD to host webinar, “What Does Artificial Intelligence (AI) Have to Do With Public Health?”  on August 22. 

The phrase ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (or ‘AI’) seems to be everywhere – in the news and on the minds of the public.  More 


Franciscan Health Indianapolis Earns 2019 Gold Performance Achievement Award For Heart Attack Care

Franciscan Health Indianapolis has received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2019.  More 


Leavitt Partners Releases “Moving Forward Together” White Paper

Leavitt Partners released a new white paper, “Moving Forward Together: Opportunities to Improve Program Integrity in Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation.”  More 


Mercy Health’s New Program Helps Kids with Chronic Illnesses

Whether it's a chronically ill child in Missouri or an intensive care patient in Africa, Mercy is using technology to broaden health care access.  More 


Innovaccer Recognized as One of the Health Tech Startups to Look out for

Built on its integration and interoperability platform, Innovaccer helps providers with artificial intelligence applications for care management, physician burnout reduction, and patient engagement.  More


Wellsource Asks Business Executives Nationwide: Do You Lead by Example To Improve Employees' Health?

More than half of all adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease which could have been prevented.  More


GEHA announces exclusive multi-year partnership with Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes

Government Employees Health Association, Inc. (GEHA) announces a new partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes [...]. More


Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Statement on Energy and Commerce Markup on Surprise Billing

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Senior Vice President Justine Handelman issued a statement in response to the new amendment [...] More


Geisinger taps EarlySign for new range of AI solutions to identify patients at risk of high-burden diseases

Medial EarlySign a leader in machine learning-based solutions to aid in early detection and prevention of high-burden diseases, [...]  More


Tufts Health Plan Named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

Tufts Health Plan been rated a Best Place to Work by Disability: IN on its 2019 Disability Equality Index. More


Independent Health’s 10th Health & Wellness Challenge achieves participation milestone

The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge continues to inspire Western New Yorkers to become more engaged in their own health and well-being. More 


American Specialty Health Incorporated Named a 2019 Best Place to Work in South Carolina

The Columbia office of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. More


Capital BlueCross Launches "My Cap BlueCross" for Voice Enabled Devices

Continuing its mission to provide convenient and innovative solutions to access healthcare services, Capital BlueCross announced the launch of "My Cap BlueCross,"  More


NCQA Primary Care Medical Home Recognition - Assessing the ROI

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently engaged Milliman, to develop a white paper  More


eQHealth Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, Mayur Yermaneni, Is Featured in Self Insurers July Publication

In the Information Age, data analytics, predictive modeling, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and other technology solutions are changing the face of self-insurance.  More


HMC Healthworks Releases White Paper: Collaborative Whole Person Care + Human Touch Benefits the Patient and Bottom Line

Healthcare costs rise when physical symptoms of mental health conditions are underrecognized and the patient becomes a number. More


CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Unanimously Votes to Provisionally Update Recommendations for Merck’s Hepatitis A Vaccination

Merck  announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to update multiple recommendations to protect against hepatitis A [...] More


Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Kicks Off 25TH Anniversary Charitable Giving Program

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island kicked off its 25th Anniversary Charitable Giving program More


The PA Clinical Network Adds Dr. Eric S. Griffin to Board of Directors

The PA Clinical Network, Pennsylvania’s only physician-led clinically integrated network (CIN), has elected Eric S. Griffin, DO, MPH, to its Board of Directors. More


Turnkey Health Blog: Increasing Patient Choice in Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care

Humans' knowledge of our own mortality creates a conflict with our inborn desire to live. Cultures have grappled with this conflict throughout history.  More


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