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The Jefferson Population Health Colloquium – A Full Serving of Population Health

 

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:

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.

 

 

 

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Ray Fabius, MD, a Discussion about Employee Health and a Whole Lot More

Ray FabiusAt the Population Health Alliance Forum last fall, covered by Health Innovation Media, I had the chance to chat with Ray Fabius, MD, CEO and Founder of HealthNext. We discussed a lot of ground including Culture of Health, the impact of creating a culture of health on productivity and company performance, HealthNext and the second Edition of Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness which he co-authored with David Nash, MD.   Ray brings his incredible experience and intellect to this insightful session, have a listen.

 

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Thanks to Gregg Masters the Producer and Co-host of PopHealth Week.

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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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PopHealth Week is Booking Guests – Here’s the schedule

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Here’s the PopHealth Week schedule through mid July so please join us every Wednesday at 12 pm eastern or listen to/download the recording at PopHealth Week.

  • June 17 – Steven Blumberg, SVP Atlanticare. ACOs and Population Health.
  • June 24 – News Review with Fred, Gregg and Doug.

July will focus on Population Health in Primary Care Practices:

  • July 1 – Roy Hinman, MD, Island Doctors – Population Health in a Full Risk Primary Care Practice.
  • July 8 – Rushika Fernadopulle, MD, Iora Health – Primary Care that Puts People First, Iora’s unique model.

Listen to earlier shows:

May 20 – David Nash, MD – Population Health or Population Medicine: What Gives?

May 27 – News Review – Evolent’s IPO and Quantified Self, Data, Privacy and Meaningful Use.

June 3 – Jennifer Drago – Waiting to post.

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First Episode of PopHealth Week with David Nash, MD

Nash-24Well I made it through the first broadcast of PopHealth Week, thanks to a  fantastic guest, David Nash, MD and the work of my partner, Gregg Masters, the shows producer and co-host.  We explored many areas of population health and its clear that David is such a wealth of knowledge that we’ll be calling on him again.  To listen to  a recording of the show, please go to the PopHealth Week website.

You can learn more about the programs and degrees offered at the Jefferson School of Population Health here.

Next week’s show on May 27th will feature a discussion of news and interesting stories. More to come on the show’s topics, so keep checking PopHealth Week, and follow @pophealthweek on twitter and this blog to stay abreast. Might I also add, if you haven’t listened to the show with David Nash, I urge you to do so, he’s excellent.

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