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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 10/11/15

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Orlando Health implements VigiLanz’s new BI and predictive analytics SaaS product, designed to help hospitals prevent readmissions, reduce medical errors, identify disease trends, and optimize clinical interventions.


San Francisco-based Healthline Networks launches data analytics business Talix in an effort to better differentiate its consumer health information and enterprise software businesses. HealthLine will transfer its health graph, NLP and search technologies, and its configurable clinical rules database over to the new subsidiary.


New Hampshire-based hospitals Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System, and Frisbie Memorial Hospital partner with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in a joint venture called Benevera Health that will provide care and share financial risk for 80,000 local residents. Harvard Pilgrim is talking with seven other hospitals about joining the venture. “Our new company is a game changer,” says Harvard Pilgrim CEO Eric Schultz. “The goal is to vastly improve patient care in New Hampshire by injecting personnel and new technology that will provide doctors and other clinicians with the information they need to help their patients make the best choices about their healthcare.”


Nonprofit collaborative Wilderness Health implements the EClinicalWorks CCMR population health tool across its nine health systems in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin.


McLaren Health Care (MI) chooses Cerner for EHR, revenue cycle, and population health management. McLaren selected McKesson Paragon and Allscripts EHR in 2010 and will replace both.

Albany, NY-based business leaders and government officials seek $500 million in state funding as part of an ambitious plan to turn the area into a cluster for population health technology innovation. The proposal calls for the development of collaborations and partnerships between area providers, payers, and vendors; a regional board to guide funding; and establishing partnerships with IBM Watson Health and GE Research to support data analytics. Other ideas include the creation of a neighborhood/testing ground for sensors and wearables. A funding decision is expected by the end of December.

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