Agenda announced for the summit, a new BOD member, webinars and member news
Agenda announced for the summit, a new BOD member, webinars and member news
PHA NEWS - September, 2019 

It's already September and PHA's annual Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus is fast approaching! 

This month's newsletter includes the agenda announcement for the upcoming Innovation Summit, a new member of our Board of Directors, an ally blog authored by Rose Maljanian,  webinar announcements, and member news. 

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.

Agenda Announced for the October 29th Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus 

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

Last month, PHA announced a Summit agenda that will cover the issue of financial insecurity and it's impacts on population health management from all angles of the health care ecosystem.
The lineup includes national experts on SDOH in Medicare and senior populations, private employer-sponsored marketplace, community-services nonprofits, and just announced an emerging voice on health care in Congress, Senator Mike Braun of Indiana.
This is PHA's premier event for networking with other members and finding your next key project partner! Come out and meet fellow PHM executives, government policymakers, leading advocates, and our entire lineup at the Summit. PHA members receive discounted registration fees and newsletter readers are eligible for a 20% discount by using promo code "newsletter" at checkout
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Sita Kapoor joins Board of Directors

We are extremely excited to share news that Sita Kapoor, CIO at HealthEC, has joined the PHA Board of Directors.
"Sita's leadership experience and deep technical expertise align perfectly with PHA as the healthcare industry continues to advance strategic analytics and digital tools that optimize performance, patient outcomes and cost savings across the healthcare landscape." - Rose Maljanian, Chairman of the Board 
Read HealthEC's release on the news here. Welcome, Sita!
Better Medicare Alliance Blog: Deploying Value Based Care Contracts Under the Umbrella of Population Health Management: A Must for Success

The Better Medicare Alliance published an article on the state of value-based-care under PHM for Senior populations on August 15, 2019 that was authored by Rose Maljanian, Chairman & CEO HealthCAWS Chairman of the Board at the Population Health Alliance. PHA is an active member of BMA's Ally Network, the original posting can be found here
PHA Member Showcase Webinar with Dr David Nace and Dr Paul Grundy of Innovaccer 
Healthcare Disrupted: Strategies to Make Value-based Care a Reality

How does the focus on primary care change in the transformation to value? Join PHA member Innovaccer for an in-depth discussion on the major governing factors for primary care success in value-based settings. Created by Jaan Sidorov, MD - CEO, PA Clinical Network and PHA President-Elect as part of our ongoing Provider Engagement Webinar Series, this presentation will help primary-care physicians, their teams, and supporting technology partners to accelerate success in value while strengthening the patient-provider relationship.  

Thursday October 10, 2019 at 2:30pm ET
September PHA Provider Series Webinar 

Giving Voice to Patient Engagement: Consumer Adoption of Smart Speaker Platforms and the Implications for Population Health Management

In this unique learning opportunity, Dr Randy Williams, Co-Founder of informed the audience about the potential for using voice activated smart speakers in the home to better engage patients and coordinate patient care. Watch the recording to learn how voice activated technologies can be leveraged by population health entities to better engage patients and support coordination. 

Population Health Management: Risk Reduction Research Initiative: A National Community–Academic Framework to Improve Health and Social Outcomes

Dr. Mark Redding and colleagues present a research initiative framework to inform the transformation to a value-based payment approach in the American health and social service systems in their commentary Risk Reduction Research Initiative: A National Community–Academic Framework to Improve Health and Social Outcomes. 

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.

Population Health Management’s editorial board is seeking manuscript submissions for review. Please review criteria and information for submission
PHA Members in the News

American Specialty Health featured in Fort Worth Magazine as a company committed to long-term growth in the AllianceTexas region

ASH anticipates growing from 300 current employees in Southlake to 500 in Fort Worth and leasing 164,000 square feet of office space previously occupied by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, which recently opened its new Fort Worth business center also within AllianceTexas. More

Amgen To Acquire Otezla® 

Innovative therapy will strengthen Amgen's inflammation portfolio for patients around the world. More

Bravo and Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Offer Wellness Program to Employers Nationwide

Cleveland Clinic and Bravo Wellness are collaborating to bring resources for employee wellness to employers and health plans nationwide. More

Capital BlueCross Offers Free Virtual Care for Hurricane-impacted Members

Capital BlueCross members who reside in the path of Hurricane Dorian may use our Virtual Care service at no charge through September 17 [...] More

Commission for Case Manager Certification launches 2019-2020 webinar series by exploring ethics and medical marijuana

Creating an ethically-reasoned framework for handling such timely challenges is the focus of the first in a new live webinar series hosted by the Commission for Case Manager Certification® More

eQHealth Solutions’ Dr. Chris C.W. Kunis Receives Physician of the Year Award from the American Association of Physician Specialists

eQHealth Solutions announced that the company’s Chief Medical Director of Florida Medicaid was named Physician of the Year in Internal Medicine [...] More

GEHA Selected as Carrier to Offer New Nationwide Benefit Plan to FEHB Program Members

GEHA was selected by the United States Office of Personnel Management as the exclusive carrier for two new Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) plans [...] More

Geisinger named Air Force veteran J. Edward Hartle, M.D., Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

J. Edward Hartle, M.D., United States Air Force veteran and 20-plus-year Geisinger physician, has been named Geisinger’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, effective Sept. 1. More

HMC HealthWorks: Caring for an Aging Family Member Podcast

The September podcast explores caring for aging family members in awareness of healthy aging month. More

Innovaccer Unveils Referral Management Solution to Reduce Network Leakage

The launch of their Referral Management solution aims to assist healthcare organizations to manage all referrals in one place to minimize network leakage and improve health outcomes. More

Merck Foundation Launches Five-Year Initiative to Reduce Disparities in HIV Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Southeastern US Communities

The Merck Foundation has launched HIV Care Connect, a $7 million, five-year initiative to help reduce disparities in access to care ... more

NCQA: Diameter Health First to Earn NCQA eMeasure and ONC eCQM Certification

Diameter Health, a market leader in clinical data integration, has become the first organization to earn eMeasure certification from NCQA. More

Populytics receives NCQA Accreditation in Wellness and Health Promotion

Populytics once again been accredited in Wellness and Health Promotion by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). More

SCAN Program Improves Access to Mental Healthcare for Seniors and Caregivers

SCAN recently published results from their Insights program—an innovative approach to delivering behavioral health services to seniors and their caregivers... More

Solera Adds American Sign Language Program Partner, Reinforcing Its Consumer-First Approach

Johnson County Dept of Health and Environment pioneers the industry's first DPP specifically designed to meet the needs of the hearing impaired. More

Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Sign Definitive Agreement to Combine Organizations

The new organization will become one of the region’s largest nonprofit health services organizations, providing health coverage in all segments of the market regardless of a person’s age, income, life circumstance or health status. More

Wellsource CEO, Chris McReynolds Shares His Insights on the Importance of Health Data

Health and wellness professionals can describe the high cost conditions prevalent in their populations.  More

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