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Gregg and I had an interesting discussion on this week’s episode of PopHealth Week. We covered the Annual Medicare Wellness Visit and how it came to be, as well as value based care and some interesting moves by employers (Walmart and the Utah State Employee Health Plan) and providers (Oschner and their ACO). Listen in:
The School is one of the few schools of Population Health in the nation and “their mission is to educate leaders who will transform health care delivery and the health of Mississippians. ”
This really resonated with me as I had previously done work in Mississippi when Specialty Disease Management Services Inc. (SDM) was involved in the Medicaid disease management initiative as a subcontractor to McKesson Health Solutions. SDM provided on the ground RNs and community care coordinators located throughout the state seeking to improve the health and care for Medicaid beneficiaries with asthma, diabetes heart failure and COPD. I also have in-laws in Leland, Mississippi in the heart of the Delta.
The school is led by Dr. Bettina Beech, their Dean, who is a dynamo building the school and truly working to embed the schools expertise into the state by getting involved in programs to leverage population health in an effort to improve the health of all Mississippians. Her areas of scientific inquiry focus on the role of nutritional factors in the primary and secondary prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes, with a particular focus on child health disparities.
I had a fascinating interview with David Nash, MD, Founding Dean of the College of Population Health at Jefferson. Our discussion included everything from Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), medical errors and unnecessary services, to value based care and of course population health. As David said, perhaps its time for Doctors to “Look in the Mirror.”
There is so much going on in healthcare with the recent Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan announcement to the CVS purchase of Aetna, all roiling the healthcare market. So what does it mean and where might we go for solutions?
David Nash, MD on PopHealth Week 1/31/18
And if you want to hear from a plethora of experts in the Population Health Field attend this years Population Health Colloquium at Jefferson March 19 – 21 in Philadelphia. You can learn more here.