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John D. Bower School of Population Health

JDB LogoI’m honored to have been appointed as Graduate Faculty at the John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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.

beech,-bettina1The 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.

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Interview with David Nash

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 David NashMedical 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?

Listen in.

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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.

PopHealth Week is produced by Health Innovation Media.

 

 

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Webinar on SDoH and Geospatial Data

I recently the pleasure of participating in a Webinar with Joe Warbington of Qlik moderated by Mike Perkowski on

Visualizing population health: How geospatial and social determinant data informs preventive care

 

You can watch it here..

 

 

 

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PopHealth Week with Kym Martin

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Kym Martin on PopHealth Week

 

Kym helps lead efforts to ensure the success of WEGO Health Experts, a digital platform designed to bring the gig economy to healthcare. The DIY, on-demand solution is a high-Kymvalue, cost-effective solution for healthcare leaders to quickly identify and hire patient experts and influencers as freelance consultants.

Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, melanoma (2x!) and breast cancer, Kym leverages her 30+ years of cancer survivorship expertise, 20+ years of wellness practice and 20+ years of business development success to help lead WEGO Health. Kym is a nationally-recognized patient Expert, speaker and leader named as one of 15 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2015.

Follow more information follow Kym on twitter via @kymlmartin, contact by email: kymm@wegohealth.com check out WEGO Health.

For prior interviews with Kym, click herehere and our very first engagement with Kym via her husband Ross Martin, MD, check out Health Datapalooza IV: A Poignant Message from Kym Martin.

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Will we get to 50% Value Based Payments by 2018

Here was my response to the question from Xerox Healthcare at the recent HiMSS conference “Will we get to 50% value based payment by 2018 as stated by CMS?”

 

Thanks to Xerox Healthcare for the opportunity to provide my thoughts.

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