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Population Health Management Weekly Wrap Up 10/16/16

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Population health management technology vendor Altruista Health hires Munish Khaneja, MD, MPH (EmblemHealth) as chief medical officer.


Ellyn Theophilopoulos, MD (Clearwater Free Clinic) joins EQHealth Solutions as corporate senior medical director.


Siemens Healthineers will resell  IBM Watson Health’s population health management solutions. The companies will also work together to create new solutions in a five-year strategic alliance.

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Creo Wellness names Joe Anastasia (Business Operations Consulting) COO and Jeff Burke (Burke Consulting) an advisor focusing on technology and data security. Co-founder Tonya Mallory has stepped into an advisory role. The Henrico, VA-based health, wellness, and technology company offers providers EHR integration, chronic care management content delivery, disease management and prevention programs, and patient engagement solutions. The company has raised $2.25 million since it launched in 2015.


Irving, TX-based HealthSmart, which administers health plans for self-funded employers, extends its contract with ZeOmega and upgrades to the latest version its population health management software. HealthSmart is especially interested in using the Jiva solution to help with ICD-10 compliance projects and its case and disease management initiatives.


South Florida Behavioral Health Network selects ODH’s Mentrics behavioral population health management technology to improve care coordination between mental health, substance use, and social support services within jail diversion programs.


Insurer Highmark will implement Welltok’s CafeWell Rewards program for its Medicare Advantage policyholders. The consumer wellness software vendor raised $33.7 million in a Series E funding round earlier this month, increasing its total to $164 million.


Evolent Health completes its acquisition of Valence Health, paying $219 million rather than the originally announced $145 million since the sale price was tied to Evolent’s share price. Evolent says Valence will generate revenue of around $85 million this year.


GE announces the winning communities of its HealthyCities Leadership Academy Open Innovation Challenge, each of which will receive $25,000 to develop population health improvement projects with public and private stakeholders. The nine winners will go on to participate in a year-long collaborative with GE as they seek to get their projects off the ground and compete for a final, shareable prize of $250,000.

3M Health Information Systems and Verily Life Sciences will work together to analyze population-level datasets into usable quality measures for complications, readmissions and mortality, and cost.

HMS Holdings updates its Essette Suite of care management tools, adding business intelligence capabilities to its care management and population health management technologies.

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