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Meet Dr. Rita Numeroff on PopHealth Week

On this episode of PopHealth Week our guest was Rita Numeroff, PhD of Numeroff and Associates.  We discussed some of the findings from their survey, The State of Population Health: Fourth Annual Numeroff Survey Report; which was released at this  years Population Health Colloquium. Dr. Numeroff had some fascinating insights regarding the slowing down of the move to value-based care and some of the reasons for this.

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Dr. Rita Numeroff on PopHealth Week

Here’s some more information on Dr. Numeroff.

Her dedication, leadership, and passion have guided Numerof into its third decade of continuous growth and success.

From the firm’s inception, Rita has focused on developing new business models for rita numeroffcompanies in industries undergoing major market changes. Her work has spanned industries that are critical to global economic growth – financial services, healthcare delivery, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, and major industrial manufacturing. Bringing experience, style, and boundless energy, Rita has applied her expertise to help organizations create and execute successful new strategies in the face of fundamental market shifts.

 

 

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Meet Archelle Georgiou, MD on PopHealth Week

On PopHealth Week, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 our special guest was author of Healthcare Choices: 5 Steps To getting the Medical Care You Want & NeedArchelle Georgiou, MD.

‘Dr. Archelle Georgiou is a nationally recognized physician, advocate, advisor and Archelleauthor. She earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and enjoyed practicing internal medicine in Northern California. However, wanting to have a broader impact on the healthcare system, she shifted her focus to the managed care industry. Between 1995 and 2007, she was a senior executive and Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare where she dismantled many of the company’s legacy policies in order to minimize the bureaucratic burdens imposed on patients and physicians.’

‘Since 2008, Archelle has served as a senior advisor for a diverse group of companies serving health needs in industries ranging from education to analytics and financial services to mining. She worked with former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich at his Center for Health Transformation, a non-partisan think tank focused on advancing patient-centric sustainable healthcare policies.’ 

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Archelle Georgiou, MD on PopHealth Week

 

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Interview on the “Unlocking Accountable Care” Podcast

I was recently  a guest on the Unlocking Accountable Care Podcast to discuss community efforts to improve health and H.R. 660 The Community Health Improvement and Leadership Development Act of 2019 – 2020.  You can listen to the podcast here.

Thanks to the folks at Day Health Strategies for providing me with this opportunity.

 

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The Population Health Colloquium: Social Determinants of Health, Precision Medicine and the Triple Aim

By Fred Goldstein, MS and Gregg Masters, MPH*

 

The field of population health continues to grow and create new areas of exploration and integration. Population health practitioners are called upon to play a central role as health systems, health plans or healthcare organizations work to implement their strategies designed to improve health care quality, access, outcomes and cost while weaning the US Healthcare system away from its fee-for-service reimbursement paradigm.

From the emerging recognition that Precision Medicine is not antithetical to population health, to the development of unique approaches to address the social determinants of health, it’s an exciting time.

This year’s agenda for the Population Health Colloquium reflects the dynamic nature of the field, featuring leading healthcare experts from academia, healthcare systems, health plans, data and analytics companies, population health companies, regulators, innovators and entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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A Frustrating Day at a Community Health Improvement Program

A few months ago, I attended a community health annual event associated with one of the many initiatives started by a large organization to bring together groups and begin implementing programs to improve the health of the community.

 

At this particular event after a couple of years of meetings and work, there were a number of presentations by the organization, community groups, the local government and a review of work done to date. It was a Kumbaya moment. Near the end of the day when people were asking questions, a gentleman next to me stood up, he worked in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city and oversaw a local effort in that community.

He said and I’m paraphrasing.

 

I look at our community and see it has the exact same issues today we had 50 years ago. Nothing has changed, nothing has been done and we look just the same. You tell us to exercise but we have no sidewalks, no parks, the nearest gym is 3 miles away, we have no transportation, no access to healthy foods…

and well you know the rest of the issues he raised. He was clearly frustrated and has every right to be.

At that point a young woman stood up, Continue reading

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