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Connecting Healthcare with Food and Health: First Attempts Are Showing Real Promise

April 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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With health plans like Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and patient care organizations like Geisinger Health System, beginning to work on the issue of food insecurity, as it relates to diabetes, the possibilities of real convergence are many

In Southern Colorado, a Technology-Driven Initiative is Helping to Fill in the Gaps for Underserved Patients

April 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Community Health Partnership has been making strides to provide integrated care for high-risk populations in its Southern Colorado communities, with a focus on collaboration and whole-person care coordination, powered by technology.

Survey: Healthcare Providers Report Slow Progress on Population Health Goals

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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While most healthcare executives agree that population health is the future, most organizations have failed to keep pace with anticipated progress, indicating a growing gap between intentions and progress for provider adoption of value-based practices, according...

Princeton University Machine Learning Project to Target Mental, Social Health Factors

April 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Princeton University Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and ODH, Inc. are collaborating on a research project to develop new machine learning techniques that will enable health plans to assess and prioritize the mental and...

How Will New Entrants in the Healthcare Space Impact Provider Organizations? One Leading Consultant Offers His Perspective

April 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Jacques Mulder, the U.S. health sector leader for Ernst & Young, shares his perspectives on the connotations of U.S. healthcare industry convergence and what healthcare executive leaders should be doing to navigate the changes that are coming.

Disruption and the Future of Healthcare: Industry Leaders Parse the Challenges, and Strategic Opportunities

April 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The pace of disruption in healthcare is accelerating, but what does this mean for the future of healthcare? Is there an upside to disruption for healthcare organizations? Industry leaders parse the challenges, and the strategic opportunities.

Indian Firm Acquires Colorado Technology Company AxisPoint Health

April 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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An Indian business-platform-management firm has acquired Westminster, Colorado-based population health management company AxisPoint Health, for a reported $14 million.

With the Walmart-Humana Revelation, a Cresting Wave of Disruptive Developments in U.S. Healthcare?

April 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The media reports about a potential Walmart purchase of Humana, coming on top of the CVS-Aetna merger announcement and the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase announcement, should put provider leaders on alert

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska Leverages Mobile Tech to Improve Plan Member Engagement

March 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska have been successful in leveraging mobile technology in order to improve plan member engagement around members’ care management

A Clinically Integrated Network Forges Success in Southeastern New Jersey

March 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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In New Jersey, Shore Quality Partners is succeeding as a clinically integrated network, through clear strategy and excellent execution—and successful leveraging of data and IT to support clinical transformation

Healthcare Innovation Leader David B. Nash, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on the Current Moment in Population Health

March 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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David Nash, M.D., one of the best-known pioneers in the world of population health management and related areas, shares his perspectives on the current moment in—and future prospects of—the population health management phenomenon

UnitedHealth Taps Former GlaxoSmithKline Exec to Lead Optum

March 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UnitedHealth Group, based in Minneapolis, has named Andrew Witty, the former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, as the new chief executive of Optum, the insurance company’s health services and technology business.

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