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Tackling the realities of population health: Acupera

Author: Jason Free, Managing Editor | Date: May 28, 2015

Better outcomes, preventing diseases, closing care gaps and creating cost savings for providers are all promises made by those who espouse the virtues of population health. Historically, however, these promises have not been met in many instances, causing some to believe that true population health management may still be just out of our current reach. Others, like Ron Razmi, Chief Executive Officer, Acupera, feel that it is not the practice itself, but the unrealistic, misguided approaches that many practitioners of population health employ that cause so many disappointing results.

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What exactly is ‘population health,’ anyway?

Author: Tom Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare IT News | Date: May 26, 2015

As anyone who either attended HIMSS15 or followed the ensuing conversation can attest, population health is currently all the rage. While reporting from the show floor, in fact, it seemed just about every vendor, from all walks of life, was trumpeting “population health” in one form or another.

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Crossing the Crevasse to Manage Risk: Managing Health Plans Within Provider Systems

Author: Bill Eggbeer and Krista Bowers, Managing Directors, BDC Advisors | Date: March 12, 2015

Health Systems are well on the way to becoming insurers. A recent McKinsey survey indicated 13% of the nation’s health systems already own their own plans. Other industry surveys have indicated that some 20% of the nation’s provider systems are contemplating securing insurance licenses in the next five years. Organizations which have tested the water with Clinically Integrated Networks/ACOs may enter the market with products in segments such as Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Managed Care or for the health insurance exchange marketplaces.

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