Tag Archives: 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:
- 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:
- Mini Summit 1: Advancing Interoperability Across Care Settings
- Mini Summit 2: Executive Perspectives on the Transformation to Value-Based Care
- Mini Summit 3: The “Ultimate Game Changers” Game — How Will Healthcare Change in 2017?
- Mini Summit 4: If You Think Patient Data is About Wearable Devices, You’re Wrong
- Mini Summit 5: Health Systems and Pharmaceuticals: Best Practices for Population Health
And concurrent sessions:
- Concurrent Session 1: Developing and Executing a Population Health Strategy
- Concurrent Session 2: Using Population Health to Meet Community Needs
- Concurrent Session 3: Science, Innovation and Discovery
- Concurrent Session 4: Patient Engagement and Communication
- Concurrent Session 5: Predictive Analytics and Technology
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.
So where do we go with our healthcare system under the new administration? Will we move to Alternative Payment Models or will FFS continue? A recent study showed that bundled payments for orthopedic joint replacement appeared to be working at lowering costs while maintaining quality.
At the same time, it seems that Dr. Tom Price, the nominee for Secretary of HHS is not a fan of bundled payment.
Let us know what you think.
Recently I took part in the Florida Trail Association (FTA) Annual Conference. The FTA develops, maintains, protects, and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST). This event celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the FTA’s founding.
A Brief History
The National Scenic Trails were authorized under the National Trails System Act of 1968 that began with the naming of the Appalachian Trail (AT) and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) as the first National Scenic Trails. The AT was originally founded by Benton MacKaye and completed in 1937. It’s over 2,000 miles long. Earl Shaffer was the first person to do a complete single thru-hike of the AT in 1948. Earl was a soldier returning from World War II who said he was going to “walk off the war”. More on this and its relevance to current day later.
The Florida National Scenic Trail another of the eleven National Scenic Trails is about 1,300 miles long and has its own originator, Jim Kern. The weekend was a well-earned celebration of Jim’s vision to establish the Florida Trail 50 years ago. Jim is also a co-founder of the American Hiking Society, and founder of Big City Mountaineers which takes under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions.