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: http://populationhealthalliance.org/forum/exhibitors/pha-forum-walking-learning-labs.html

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 

Questions? 

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

Email:  Cdeclark@populationhealthalliance.org

DPS Health and Kognito to present at the PHA Population Health Management Framework Webinars

PHA Members Kognito and DPS Health will present complimentary webinars in September about tapping virtual humans to drive behavior change and improving the health of those with moderate risks, as part of the PHM Virtual Brown Bag Series.

The Population Health Alliance, the leader in advancing the principles of population health, today announced September’s lineup of webinar presenters for the Population Health Management Virtual Brown Bag Series: DPS Health and Kognito, on September 4 and 18, respectively.

This FREE webinar series features PHA member organizations presenting on the core components of the Population Health Management (PHM) framework and how they relate to their work and underpin their research in areas of identification, assessment, stratification, engagement, interventions, and evaluation.

On September 4, DPS Health’s webinar, titled Improving outcomes for patients with multiple chronic conditions who are not yet very sick, will be presented by company leaders Neal Kaufman, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer, and Adam Kaufman, PhD, CEO and President.

The two will talk about how an integrated approach to outreach, education, engagement, activation and intervention improves short-term and long-term business and health outcomes when applied to the Moderate Risk segment of the population. The webinar is taking place on Thursday, September 4, at Noon Eastern Time.

On September 18, Kognito’s Co-Founders CEO, Ron Goldman and Director of Research, Glenn Albright, Ph.D., will present the webinar Conversations that Drive and Sustain Change: Can Talking with Virtual Humans Change Behavior?

The webinar will showcase how Kognito, for the past decade, is tapping emotionally responsive, fully animated Virtual Humans in challenging conversations about health to drive behavior change. The presenters will discuss how conversations that are occurring across the care continuum today can be made more meaningful; the learning methodology that incorporates principles of neuroscience, social cognition and game mechanics into the Kognito Conversation PlatformTM; and demonstrate their ground-breaking technology and evidence-based approach in recent work for health and behavioral health clients.

The webinar is taking place on Thursday, September 18, at Noon Eastern Time.

The webinars are FREE to attend and registration and detailed information for both webinars is available here: http://populationhealthalliance.org/webinars/phm-virtual-brown-bag-series.html

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About DPS Health

Founded in 2004, DPS Health is the leader in moderate risk population health services. The company works with health plans, healthcare providers and employers to identify, engage and impact individuals with, or at-risk for chronic disease reducing disease morbidity and healthcare costs. For more information on DPS Health, visit http://www.dpshealth.com.

About Kognito

Founded in 2003, Kognito is a leader in immersive learning experiences that drive positive change in health behaviors. Kognito’s award-winning online and mobile simulations with virtual humans prepare individuals and professionals to effectively manage challenging conversations about health. Kognito uses a science-driven, research-proven approach and currently has more than 450 clients in education, government and healthcare settings. The company has been recognized for its evidence-based programs, and is the only company with online simulations listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Learn more and access demos at http://www.kognito.com.

PHA Members Receive 25% off Nationally Recognized Health Management & Coaching Program

Since 2007, the Population Health Alliance (PHA) has offered members a great benefit: 25% off the National Chronic Care Professional Health Coach learning and certification program. First piloted through funding by the State of Minnesota in 2003, CCP has been adopted by over 250 purchaser, health plan, population health vendor and provider organizations. Users include CMS Innovation Center awardees, 25+ BCBS affiliates, VA centers, military health units and the largest patient-centered primary care collaboratives.

CCP is used by organizations small and large to shorten the ramp-up time for new telephonic or face-to-face population health management hires or to improve engagement, clinical or cost outcomes. Nominated for a “Best of Blue” award by the national association, HealthSciences Institute’s CCP and Registered Health Coach (RHC) training have delivered better engagement rates for three separate BCBS affiliates in independent evaluations. With some state Medicaid programs requiring CCP or RHC for provider or vendor health management program staff, CCP and RHC certification was a deciding factor for the award of a state Medicaid contract to one at least one population health vendor.

CCP was developed in collaboration by a faculty team of national experts in population health, disease state management, health behavior change and motivational interviewing health (MI). It remains the gold standard and the only certification approved for the National Health Coach Registry at www.HealthCoachRegistry.org.

Visit the CCP site to learn more, download the CCP brochure. PHA members can register now to save over $300 on the CCP online learning system, manual, certification, the 50-hour on-demand video skill-building library and three more years of expert-led continuing education by using code PHAL during registration. Or, register for both CCP and RHC and save $500.

Got Data! Plenty of It. How can I use it?

PHA Forum 2014 Educational Sessions 

Analytics to Action for Providers and ACOs 

If you are a population health vendor, care management company, health care provider or an accountable care organization (ACO) you have plenty of data already, and more is on the way.

A clear indication of the industry wide interest in this issue was the number of related proposals we received for the PHA Forum 2014, Population Health Alliance’s annual conference. We have devoted a scientific track to data and analytics.

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.

Presenters from Kaiser Permanente, Indiana Lakes ACO, Tonic Health, Predilytics, U.S. Medical Management, 3M and Wellmark Blue Cross Shield will show attendees how to go far beyond the basics of identification and risk stratification, to be able to use data for the new levers of population health, such as provider and consumer engagement, payment methodologies, care settings.

Learn more

Register today for the PHA Forum 2014

Presentations

See track presentations

Digital Surveys and Actionable Data to Engage ACO Stakeholders in Population

Speakers

Kathryn VanOsdol, BSN 

ACO Clinical Informatics, Indiana Lakes ACO, LLC

Sterling Lanier, BA, MBA 

Chief Executive Officer, Tonic Health

Leveraging Analytics to Improve Identification of Individuals with Advanced Illness Who Will Be Receptive to Hospice

Speakers

Kevin Murphy 

Chief Operating Officer U.S. Medical Management

Hariharan V. Sundram, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Predilytics

Lessons Learned from Adoption of Outcomes-Based Payment 

Speakers

Gerry Tracy, JD, MPH

Manager, State and Payer Initiatives, 3M Health Information Systems

Michael Fay, HIA, MPH

Vice President, Health Networks, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Home or Nursing Home? How Kaiser Permanente Is Keeping People Home

Speakers

Martha Shenkenberg, BSN, MBA

Manager, Consulting Services, Medi-Cal and State Programs, SCAL, Kaiser Permanente

PHA Forum 2014: Engagement by Design, Engaging for Success

PHA Forum 2014 Educational Sessions 

The increasing focus on engagement and the interest shown by the Population Health Alliance’s members and the industry at large led us to make it the theme of this year’s annual conference, PHA Forum 2014: Communicate + Collaborate = Engage.

Engagement has become the critical issue in population health. Purchasers of population health programs are recognizing the importance of creating high sustainable engagement rates; while program providers can no longer just design and launch the best evidence based program, and expect that consumers will come. Engagement requires unique expertise, program design and incentives in the various population health delivery models.

The presentations in the Excelling in Engagement track by experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Telligen, Welltok and Highmark will provide attendees with recipes for success, in provider and member engagement, incentives program design and engaging the unique moderate risk population. Whether a purchaser, provider or population health program vendor, you’ll gain valuable insights from these engaging sessions.

Learn more 

Register today for the PHA Forum 2014

Presentations

From ‘ABCs’ to the ‘SITs’ to Implement Population Health

Speakers

Frances Martini, RN, BSN, MBA, Director, Population Health Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Effective Patient and Provider Engagement: Integrating the Medical Home into the Coordinated Neighborhood

Speaker

Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Telligen

 Key Success Factors to Optimize Program Design, Execution and Compliance

Speakers

Michael Dermer, Senior Vice President, Chief Incentive Officer, Welltok

Paul Puopolo, Vice President of Business Innovation and Development, Highmark, Inc.

Denise Brock, Director, Clinical Platform Products, Highmark, Inc.

Got a Name for Us? Population Health Alliance Seeks Board of Directors Nominations

PHA-Logo-FinalThe Population Health Alliance, the leader in advancing the principles of population health, seeks nominations from members for its 2014 Board of Directors. PHA’s Volunteer Board is comprised of population health industry leaders. PHA Board members serve as industry champions and spokespersons and also shape organizational direction and policies. The Population Health Alliance seeks industry leaders with the appropriate skills and leadership abilities to guide efforts to align all stakeholders toward improving the health of populations.

Please, assist us by nominating individuals who would add value to the Board and who would be interested in this service opportunity to the population health community. A Nominating Committee will review nominations and forward the names of selected nominees to the Board. Final approval is given by membership at the Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with PHA Forum 2014, in Scottsdale, AZ December 10-12.

The criteria by which potential candidates are considered and judged include:

  1. Population Health Alliance membership;
  2. Recognized leadership position within organization and/or industry. Leadership is intended to include not only those with C-suite status, but also others demonstrating thought leadership among industry stakeholders;
  3. Engagement in population health improvement industry;
  4. Willingness to participate actively in and to support Population Health Alliance activities through personal involvement in at least one committee and, if an organizational member, through appointment of other organizational personnel to appropriate committee memberships, as well as to assist with development efforts in support of Population Health Alliance events and activities, requiring 60-80 hours of participation per year; and
  5. Bring diversity of membership to the Board of Directors; in particular, ability to assist Population Health Alliance in expanding affiliations with the provider and HIT communities and other stakeholder groups to extend our influence and constituent input for our collective population health improvement missions.

Board members serve two-year terms and are expected to attend all Board activities and participate actively on committees and with fundraising. Nominations should include a comprehensive biography of the nominee. Please send nominations to Fred Goldstein, Interim Executive Director at fgoldstein@populationhealthalliance.org. Nominations must be received by Wednesday, September 10, 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

PHA Forum 2014 Educational Sessions are up. Check them out!

PHA Forum Logo Final-01If you are in the population health field, you do not want to miss the PHA Forum 2014, the Population Health Alliance annual conference. It is that simple. Many of you meet there every year to compare notes, share and discuss the latest research and policy topics, and keep up with colleagues’ endeavors.  You know the quality of the presentations and the high vibrancy of the meeting. If you are a new comer, you certainly do not want to miss the PHA Forum 2014, to be held December 10-12, in Scottsdale, Arizona, with the theme, Collaborate + Communicate = Engage.

Register today. Here is why:

Educational Sessions 

Track 1: Analytics to Action for Providers and ACOs

Digital Surveys and Actionable Data to Engage ACO Stakeholders in Population Health

Kathryn VanOsdol, BSN, ACO Clinical Informatics, Indiana Lakes ACO, LLC

Leveraging Analytics to Improve Identification of Individuals with Advanced Illness Who Will Be Receptive to Hospice 

Kevin Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Medical Management

Hariharan V. Sundram, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Predilytics

Lessons Learned from Adoption of Outcomes-Based Payment Models

Gerry Tracy, JD, MPH, Manager, State and Payer Initiatives, 3M Health Information Systems

Michael Fay, HIA, MPH, Vice President, Health Networks, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Home or Nursing Home? How Kaiser Permanente Is Keeping People Home

Martha Shenkenberg, BSN, MBA, Manager, Consulting Services, Medi-Cal and State Programs, SCAL, Kaiser Permanente

Track 2: Excelling in Engagement

From ‘ABCs’ to ‘STIs’ to Implement Population Health!

Frances Martini, RN, BSN, MBA, Director, Population Health Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Effective Patient and Provider Engagement: Integrating the Medical Home

Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Telligen

Key Success Factors to Optimize Program Design, Execution and Compliance 

Michael Dermer, Senior Vice President, Chief Incentive Officer, Welltok

Paul Puopolo, Vice President of Business Innovation and Development, Highmark, Inc.

Track 3: Powerful PHM Strategies

Best Practices for Reporting Program Value, V2.0 

Michael Connor, Dr.P.H., Senior Vice President, Health Intelligence, Alere

Creating a Culture of Health through Organizational Support

Jennifer Flynn, MS, Strategy Consultant, Mayo Clinic  Ronald O’Donnell, PhD, Director, Nicholas A. Cummings Doctor of Behavioral Health Program, Arizona State University

Track 4: Tech Touch: Strategies for Apps in Health

Achieving Optimal Health and Unlocking Human Potential: A Case Study of Data-Driven Dialogue with the Army

Jeff Arnold, Founder and CEO, Sharecare

Association of Activity Monitors with HRA Responses among those Participating in Employee Wellness Programs 

Robert A. Frommelt, PhD, MS, Director, Measurement & Analysis, Nurtur Health

Elaine Gordon, MPH, MCHES, Senior Director, Public Health & Programs, LiveHealthier

Using Mobile Technology to Target Responsible Drinking as Part of Employer-Sponsored Population Health Programs 

Leanne Mauriello, Vice President of Research and Product Development, Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.

The Gamification of Health: Effective Engagement in Health vs Gaming the System                        

Erin Seaverson,  StayWell

Paul Terry, PhD, Chief Science Officer, StayWell

Gina DeBruin, MBA, Strategic Partnership Manager, Wellness Team, Fitbit

Register for PHA Forum 2014

 

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