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What Physician Services Will We Have Left Post COVID-19?

This is an area that needs more attention! Physician groups and independent practices are struggling to stay afloat with the changes ordered by the government to reduce non-emergency services.  This post on LinkedIn by Dr. Guy Culpepper explains it much better than I could:


Our Family Practice can’t a get PPP loan.
Baylor Scott and White Hospital gets $100,000,000.00

I found out today that we won’t get our PPP loan. We were on time. Everything was completed properly. We sent it to our bank BB&T very early on 4/6/20.
“So sorry,” BB&T said, “too many other businesses sent in over the weekend.”

Wait a minute. Don’t you remember us? Family doctors… on the front lines…
you know… nurses… primary care… heroes?

No. How quick they forget.

Baylor Scott and White has $Billions of dollars.
They’re not closing.
But we must close without the loan.
After 33 years of serving, I’m broke.
Now, when you need me the most?

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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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