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The Validation Institute and Certification – Stand out from the Crowd

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As many of you know, I am on the advisory board of the Care Innovations Validation Institute.  This is an important organization for the Population Health and Wellness industry. The advisory board is chaired by Dr. David Nash, Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health.

Our industry is facing some questions; one need only look at the multitude of population health and wellness vendors and their reports of amazing outcomes to know that something is not right.  RAND has published some very good studies (here, here and here)  that showed limited to negative returns from various wellness and employe health improvement programs and Al Lewis has published many examples in his books (here and here)  and on his website.  While on the other side, Ron Goetzel at the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies within Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,  has a whole section devoted to programs that do work.

Last year the Population Health Alliance held a debate between Ron and Al. The event was standing room only and came to the conclusion that many of the programs do not work, while a few very well designed and implemented programs do.

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Last day for Early Bird Registration to the PHA Forum 2014

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Whether you’re a population health provider, an ACO, provider group, health system, employer, health plan, have products or services used to support population health management or an investment firm interested in the space, you need to attend the Population Health Alliance Forum 2014 in Scottsdale Arizona December 10 – 12. At the Forum you’ll get real world information on what’s worked and what hasn’t. You’ll hear from programs and PHM services in Medicare, Medicaid, employer groups and the military.

The Forum is bringing together great speakers like Rain Henderson, CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative, Esther Dyson, founder of the Way to Wellville, Brian Klepper, CEO, NBCH, David Nash, MD, Dean of the School of Population Health at Jefferson and Kaveh Safavi, Global Managing Director of Health, Accenture.

Add to that great tracks on Analytics to Action, Excelling in Engagement, Powerful PHM Strategies, and Tech Touch: Strategies in mhealth and Apps.

For Employers looking at wellness and other population health programs we are offering the Workplace Healthcare and Benefits Institute, on December 10, and if you register for this as an employer, you can attend the rest of the conference at no additional cost.

The Forum is an incredible opportunity to learn and Network with leaders in the population health space. In fact today is the last day for early bird registration so now is the time to sign up. You can learn more about the Forum here and register by clicking on the Logo below:

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And have you seen the hotel? Think December…. think Scottsdale, great place, great time of year,

Fairmont Princess, Scottsdale, AZ

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Hope to see you there.

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Countdown to Population Health Alliance Forum 2014

This week, Gregg Masters interviewed Doug Goldstein and me on BlogTalk Radio to begin the Population Health Alliances Countdown to PHA Forum.  We discussed the lineup and some of the interesting issues in Population Health.  You can listen to the interview here.

Early Bird rates expire soon, so register for the Forum below:

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Showcase of Power Hitters in Population Health Management Strategies at PHA Forum 2014

Adam Long, PhD Vice President Research and Reporting Health To You

Michael J. Connor, Dr.P.H. Senior Vice President, Health Intelligence Alere

Jennifer Flynn, MS Strategy Consultant Mayo Clinics

This years Population Health Alliance Forum 2014, December 10 – 12 in Scottsdale, Arizona will feature a number of excellent tracks. This one on Powerful Population Health Management Strategies brings power hitters from Mayo, Alere and Health To You.  Check it out, and register:

 

Showcase of Power Hitters in Population Health Management Strategies.

The Forum:  Where you go to hear from and network with those who have demonstrated results in Population Health Management.

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