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
This week’s episode of PopHealth Week had a broad ranging and fascinating interview with Anthony Slonim, MD the President and CEO of Renown Health. We cover their community efforts, ACO, the Healthy Nevada Genetic Testing initiative which already has 35,000 people enrolled, value based care and other topics.
delivery models focused on improving health within the community. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine Critical Care and Pediatric Critical Care and is an academic leader with faculty appointments as Clinical Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He also holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in Administrative Medicine and Health Policy from George Washington University Center for Health Policy Studies and has more than 100 publications and 15 textbooks to his name.
Since joining Renown Health in July 2014, Dr. Slonim has reoriented northern Nevada’s largest locally governed, not-for-profit healthcare network. He launched a five-year strategic plan that is focused on the community’s overall health while embracing the national triple aim initiatives of improving quality care and patient satisfaction — all while reducing costs. Dr. Slonim also ushered in a new era of national collaboration to establish a medical training campus at Renown and expanded the region’s quaternary care services in collaboration with Stanford Medicine.”
Listen to Anthony Slonim, MD on PopHealth Week
Dr. Slonim is an innovator and proven leader in healthcare at both the regional and national levels. During his notable career, Dr. Slonim has developed a profile as an expert in patient safety, accountable care, healthcare quality and innovative care
Listen to Doug Goldstein (@efuturist) Gregg Masters (@2healthguru) and me (@fsgoldstein) discuss the continuing Theranos Saga, The Healthways acquisition by Sharecare, Precision Medicine and the Cancer Moonshot and ACO results on PopHealth Week:
One issue of key importance discussed over and over at HiMSS was Interoperability. Arien Malec, VP, Data Platform and Acquisition Tools at RelayHealth / McKesson joined me at HiMSS 16 to discuss RelayHealth and his work in this area. Arien is involved at a national policy level as a Co-Chair of the Health IT Standards Committee and a member of the Interoperability Standards Advisory Task Force. In this interview for Health Innovation Media Arien touches on a number of important topics including interoperability, HL7 FHIR, patient access to their medical records and McKesson’s recent participation in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative.
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