population health

Virginia Garcia Unites Care Teams in Managing Population Health

February 1, 2016
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Gil Muñoz, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center by Patricia Chaney Historically, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have always had to provide cost-effective, high-quality care for patients who are most in need. Perhaps this is why many of these centers have been quietly ahead of much of the healthcare industry in focusing […]

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Wyoming Medical Neighborhoods Bring Population Health to Rural Regions

March 23, 2015
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Dr. Phyllis Sherard, chief strategy officer and vice president of population health at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo.; Greg Ohbar, interim director for business development and analysis; and Dr. Judith Ohla, analytics director for Cheyenne’s population health division, explore the Wyoming Medical Neighborhoods Initiative, a three-year, $14.2-million grant dedicated to bringing population health […]

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Genesis Physicians Group and Healthways Join Together to Form GenHealth

September 18, 2014
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Dr. Jim Walton, chief executive officer of Genesis Physicians Group in Dallas, Texas, discusses the formation of GenHealth with Healthways, a joint venture that has been called the “first of its kind” and one that “will bring [a] scientifically proven population health approach to independent physicians in North Texas.”  

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Trend: Many Healthcare Systems are Becoming Provider-Payers

August 23, 2013
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Forecasting healthcare trends is a lot like predicting the weather: your odds of being right are largely dependent on the shifting winds. However, here’s a trend that seems to be as certain as the gathering storm clouds on the horizon: healthcare systems–in an effort to adjust to reform, health insurance exchanges, population health, cost and […]

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What Do Doctors Want from Your Organization? (Part 5 of 5)

April 18, 2013

Wrapping up our series on the issues involved with organizations hiring physicians, based on this March 2013 article by Karen Minich-Pourshadi at HealthLeaders magazine, there are three words, she writes that should be echoed in any interview or discussion with potential physician employees: collaboration, communication, and metrics. Mark Browne, M.D., MMM, CPE, FACPE, senior vice […]

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What Do Doctors Want from Your Organization (Part 4 of 5)

April 17, 2013

We’ve been largely philosophical in our first three installments about what doctors want from healthcare organizations, but simmering under any discussion about employment is the ROI question: What kind of return-on-investment will an organization reap from employing a physician? We referenced this in part during the last installment, when we wrote that much of how […]

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