So I decided it was time to search out a Population Health Analytics platform that truly does more than the basics. You see back in 1999 when I launched Specialty Disease Management Services I had to develop an IT system for the first program, which was for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The system I developed and ultimately called Precept, included member demographics, medical and pharmacy claims, clinical information gathered from charts (there were nearly no electronic health records), some social determinants data and it assigned risks, created care plans, tracked all the activity of our staff and reported on outcomes both cost and quality. We continued to add new chronic diseases and conditions as we grew.
Since then I have not seen any truly outstanding Population Health Analytics platform, but that could be because I just haven’t found it. So I created the #PopHealthChallenge at this years HIMSS conference in Orlando to seek out a platform that truly wows me. You can learn more about the Challenge in this video and if you have a product that you think is really good, let me know.
Prashant Natarajan, Director of Business Strategy, Oracle Corporation
Discussing Big Data, Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare
Prashant Natarajan on PopHealth Week
Prashant Natarajan is Director of Product Strategy at Oracle, where he is responsible for business strategy, product management, and go-to market solutions for a portfolio of informatics products & cloud services for population health, precision medicine, interoperability, and integrated little + big data analytics. Prashant received his chemical engineering degree from Mangalore University (India) in 1998 and his master’s degree in technical and professional communications from Auburn University (USA) in 2005. He is a prior recipient of the SBC/Chancellor’s Endowed Fellowship for graduate research.
Prashant is a lead author or contributor to 4 books on analytics, machine learning & AI, and precision medicine. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Council for Affordable Health Coverage. He is also Industry Advisor for Data Science & AI at UCSF/CIAPM. Prashant currently serves as Chairperson of the HIMSS NorCal Chapter’s annual Innovation Conference & Showcase.
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Population Health continues to be a major buzzword around the healthcare industry. At the recent HiMSS 17 conference in Orlando the talk of population health was everywhere from the vendor booths to the presentations, but where does one turn to get more than just the IT focus of population health? Where can one get a sense of the breadth and depth of population health from operations to policy, current status to future state, provider implementations, data and analytics, patient engagement, in the weeds medication adherence and wearables to large community based initiatives? In other words where can one find a full serving of all that population health is?
That place is the Jefferson Population Health Colloquium, also in its 17th year.
This year’s event features keynotes ranging from the Future of Managed Care to Good Health is Good Business: The Results of an Innovative Alignment with Physicians and Communities.
Here are just a few of the many leaders providing keynotes this year include:
- Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA
- Marilyn Tavenner
Chief Executive Officer, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Former Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Washington, DC
- Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP
President and Chief Executive Officer, AcademyHealth, Deputy Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Washington, DC
- Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD
Founder and Director, MIT AgeLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
- Allison Brennan, MPP
Vice President of Policy, National Association of ACOs, Washington, DC
The balance of keynotes can be found on the program Agenda. The range and diversity topics covered is impressive.
Digging deeper into the Colloquium’s agenda we find ‘mini-summits‘ and ‘concurrent sessions’ on day two covering the following topics:
And concurrent sessions:
The most difficult part of this conference is deciding which sessions to attend. The complete agenda is available here, and a direct registration link for full details, here.
Also on Day two will be the awarding of the Hearst Health Prize For Excellence in Population Health now in its second year, this $100,000 prize goes to……..? Check out last year’s debrief of the winner ‘Community Care of North Carolina‘.
Tuesday evening closes with an optional dinner session, but one definitely worth attending to hear from Michael Dowling and Dr. Stephen Klasko on a panel moderated by David Nash MD, MBA. This interesting and informative panel will discuss The Future of Clinically Integrated Networks a critically important component of creating a better health system and integrating population health.
I hope to see you there.
I have been to the last few HiMSS conferences and each year population health is a big topic. It seems everyone is talking about population health. From booth to booth, the vendors discuss how they are doing population health; when in fact each of these vendors brings a potential solution to some segment of the population health ecosystem. Population health is so broad that to do it completely requires collaboration between the person, family, providers, vendors, non-profit organizations, communities and the government.
But there are unique features I’ll be looking for from vendors in this space. I base these features off the Population Health Alliance Framework for Population Health from the Outcome Guidelines Version 6. The framework is at the bottom of this post.
You’re familiar with the term “population health” through posts, articles and discussions with peers. Now come learn how we all can effectively operate within the framework of population health and strengthen the population health management programs within our respective organizations. I’m hoping you can join me Nov. 2-4, 2015 in Washington, DC for the Population Health Alliance (PHA) 16th annual Population Health Forum – where population health policy, innovation and education converge.
Get the most recent population health policy updates from those directly shaping it. Participate in a lively and enlightening debate between industry veterans Al Lewis and Ron Goetzel. And, while at the nation’s epicenter of policy and politics, hear firsthand from keynote speakers Eleanor Clift and Mark Siegel how the upcoming Presidential campaign and soon-to-be-changing Administration may impact our industry.
Learn the latest technological advances, research and case studies from industry leaders who will share how participants can apply this insight in moving a population toward healthier lifestyles.
Receive continuing medical education (CME) and Continuing Education Units (CEU) units through a series of interactive workshops where the practitioners share industry best practices that participants can put to use within their own organizations.
No other conference combines fresh insight on population health policy with practical, applicable knowledge shared by the industry’s leading players. Here is a link with additional information and registration details.
I hope to see you there!