PHA strengthens its portfolio on data and analytics for Population Health Management

PHA Forum Logo Final-01Over the past couple of years, the Population Health Alliance have been actively following and researching the trends on data and analytics and their impact on population health management programs.

2014 has proven a fertile year in this field, and we want to make sure you do not miss out on the upcoming opportunities to learn from thought leaders on the data and analytics camp.


Join us for the FREE Webinar: Improving Population Health Value through Advanced Analytics

Speaker: Christopher Coloian, President and CEO of Predilytics, Inc.

October 2, 12 Noon, Eastern Time

As part of the Population Health Alliance’s PHM Virtual Brown Bag Series, Predilytics, a PHA member and a leader in advanced analytics, will discuss how consumer preferences, engagement, and conditions can be derived from data elements, spanning consumer, demographic, financial, and clinical sources.

Learn more and register today


Check out the PHA Forum 2014’s track “Analytics to Action for Providers and ACOs”

The Analytics to Action for Providers and ACOs track shows examples of how to turn big data into better health outcomes. It showcases real world examples of how the appropriate use of data and analytics is transforming the way healthcare is provided in a multiplicity of settings. Learn how to go far beyond the basics of identification and risk stratification to use data for the new levers of population health like provider and consumer engagement, payment methodologies, care settings and other actionable insights.

View the Track’s Presentations and Speakers


Exhibit at the PHA Forum 2014 Solutions Zone’s ‘Data Stream’ neighborhood

To fully realize the benefits of HIT for population health, we must focus on new models that maximize efficiency, encourage rapid learning, and protect patients’ privacy. Showcase hospitals as healthcare data HUBs; big data trends and tools for accessing information in real time; security innovations; storage solutions; predictive analytics; medical interoperability; wireless infrastructure.

Learn more and apply to exhibit


REGISTER for the PHA Forum 2014


Check out the Population Health Management Journal, best source for peer-reviewed articles on PHM

By Fred Goldstein, Population Health Alliance Executive Director

JournalPopulation Health Management has become one of the hottest topics in health and healthcare. It is the cornerstone of our work at the Population Health Alliance, and of that of our members. As the field expands, and we keep pushing for more abundant and more in depth research, the volume related literature grows. We have the best source for peer-reviewed articles on the topic: the Population Health Management Journal, edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, and the official journal of the Population Health Alliance.

Read his letter here:

Dear Colleague,

Now, more than ever, Population Health Management is a critical resource for healthcare leaders interested in keeping up with the latest developments in this emerging field. In order to stay ahead of the curve in the post-reform era, it is important to have an in-depth understanding of the latest improvements in delivery systems, care models, and prevention strategies.

Subscribers to Population Health Management enjoy access to articles focused on research that explores the value proposition for prevention and wellness activities, and describes innovative practices and strategies to promote patient engagement, including collaborations between employers, insurers, and community-based agencies focused on improving the health of Americans.

We are proud of the Journal’s success as documented by our rising Impact Factor, publication of groundbreaking research that has been cited in such prestigious media outlets as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and a marked increase in the number of full-text article downloads from the Journal website. Our articles are cited on Capitol Hill and make their way into House and Senate testimony. The Journal is a recognized leader in organizing the healthcare system for the future, in a world characterized by transparency and public accountability.

The Journal welcomes diverse submissions, including research-based articles, articles on specific topics in the field, roundtables and perspective pieces. We are looking for high-quality, innovative submissions from the spectrum of healthcare stakeholders. We want to be a voice for the growing field of population health management.

As Editor-in-Chief and Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, I have always believed in the power of collaboration. I hope you will join me in being a part of the solution to our nation’s healthcare ills by subscribing or contributing your work to Population Health Management.

Yours truly,

David B. Nash, MD, MBA










PHA Member CareInnovations is hacking away the path to better patient engagement

The Population Health Alliance’s member Intel-GE Care Innovations™, a pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, in partnership with MIT Hacking Medicine and StartX, will host its first ever hackathon aimed at creating more effective and reliable connections between patients, clinicians, and the information that can improve the quality and cost efficiency of healthcare.

“The PHA Population Health Management Framework goes through Identification, Assessment, Stratification, Engagement, Interventions and Measurement. Each piece is critical, but one of the most perplexing is engagement,” said Fred Goldstein, PHA Executive Director.

“While we at PHA are working on defining and establishing a measure for engagement through one of our Quality and Research Workgroups, one of our members, CareInnovations an Intel-GE Company is challenging entrepreneurs, physicians, designers, scientists, and those simply wanting to make a difference in healthcare to come up with innovative solutions through a hackathon.”

The event will be hosted on Stanford University’s campus September 19-21 and will feature keynote addresses by health innovation experts Dr. Jacob Reider, Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Dr. Lyle Berkowitz, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Innovation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, experienced in innovative and disruptive uses of information technology.

Learn more:

Heads up HR managers! Check out PHA Forum 2014 Workplace Healthcare & Benefits Institute

PHA Forum Logo Final-01The Workplace Healthcare and Benefits Institute is a cornerstone of the educational program at the Population Health Alliance’s (PHA) annual conference, the PHA Forum 2014, to be held December 10-12, in Scottsdale, Arizona, with the theme, Collaborate + Communicate = Engage. Registration is open online.

The Workplace Healthcare and Benefits Institute, on Wednesday, December 10, from 10 am to 5 pm, will provide HR and benefits managers and employers across the spectrum a solid basis to assess their wellness programs, as well as, for newcomers a review of core metrics, engagement strategies, and comparison of emerging and existing trends in wellness, incentives and more.

“HR managers, employee benefits specialists, as well as organizations and vendors new to the population health management space will benefit from the in-depth analysis and interactive exercises on engagement strategies, incentives, measuring program impact, and value metrics,” said Karen Moseley, PHA Director of Research.

The registration for the annual conference is now open and members of the media can request press credentials. Employers enjoy a great rate of $195 for the entire conference.

Check the Agenda for the Workplace Healthcare and Benefits Institute.

Register for the PHA Forum 2014 and save with great early bird rates!

PHA applauds CMS’ efforts in favor of payment for non-face-to-face care coordination services


As part of its advocacy efforts on behalf of its members, on September 2, the Population Health Alliance (PHA) wrote to Ms. Marilyn Tavenner, CMS Administrator, to applaud the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) efforts to improve care for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions by facilitating payment for non-face-to-face care coordination services.

Read the letter Re: CMS 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule


If you are interested in the Population Health Alliance (PHA)’ advocacy and government affairs work, please, come on board and work with us:

Targeting your Population – Perhaps the Moderate Risk is the Way to Go?

By Fred Goldstein, PHA Executive Director

I’m always interested in approaches that companies take to segment and target their populations for interventions.  DPS Health has a unique approach of targeting those that are at moderate risk.

This Thursday, September 4 at 12 eastern the Population Health Alliance is offering a Free Webinar in their Population Health Management Brown Bag Series.  You will hear Neal and Adam Kaufman present on:

Improving outcomes for patients with multiple chronic conditions who are not yet very sick 

“An increasing number of adults are becoming moderate risk. They are at risk for adding additional chronic conditions to those they already have, and/or for becoming high cost as they slip down the slop toward significant end organ damage. I hope you can join us this Thursday at 12 Eastern time for our PHA webinar on the moderate risk,” said Neal Kaufman, CMO DPS Health.

So, what are others saying about DPS Health and tomorrow’s webinar?

“I know the folks over at DPS Health and their wisdom runs deep – I think this webinar will be well worth attending for anyone looking to push their corporate wellness program towards better ROI.”

Bryan Noar, VP Marketing & General Manager at SelfHelpWorks, Inc. 

“Neil, Adam and team are doing a great job with DPS Health. Worthwhile webinar to put on your schedule…”

Frank Hone, Chief Engagement Officer 


Date and time: Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
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Duration: 1 hour




More on DPS Health work

The leadership team of DPS Health will be presenting a scientific session at the PHA Forum 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona, December 10-12.

Track 2: Improving outcomes for the moderate risk cohort 
Thursday, December 11, 1:45 – 2:45 pm

Adam Kaufman,PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, DPS Health
Neal Kaufman, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, DPS Health

Learn more about the PHA Forum 2014 Scientific Sessions


Sept 12: Last Day to Apply for the PHA Forum 2014 Walking Learning Labs

PHA Forum Logo Final-01Population Health Alliance Annual Conference, December 10-12, Scottsdale, Arizona

September 12th: Last day to submit your application for the PHA Forum 2014 Walking Learning Lab!


The labs will offer the opportunity for vendors to present live demonstrations of the application of key components of population health management.

  • Exclusive FREE opportunity for exhibitors
  • Rigorous selection process
  • Small group setting
  • FREE for attendees (pre-registration required and they filled up very quickly)

Walking Learning Labs Topics

  1. Employers: Population Health Management for YOUR population
  2. ACOs: Population Health Management for YOUR population
  3. Engagement again! So, how do we do it?

Learn more:

Two Steps to apply to be part of our Walking Learning Labs

Step #1

Pick your Innovator Hub (booth) early… we need time to develop the program. Innovator Booth Application
(To qualify to participate in the Walking Learning Lab you must have secured a booth in the Solutions Zone)

 Step #2

  • Select your 1st and 2nd choice for Walking Learning Labs.
  • For each choice, tell us what solution/strategy/tool you would demo and how it contributes to the objectives of that choice. (100 words maximum)

Apply NOW 


Call:   Cindy DeClark,
PHA Director Meetings, Special Events & Corporate Relations
(202) 737-5681



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