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PHA Forum 2017
Stakeholders United for Population Health

The Population Health Alliance (PHA) was proud to host our PHA Forum 2017 in Philadelphia, PA on March 27 co-located with the Population Health Colloquium and co-hosted by Jefferson College of Population Health. We spent the morning hearing from industry experts and executive leaders among our membership discussing past, present and future innovations in the population health industry. Featured presentations included:

Stakeholders united for Population Health™, Rose Maljanian. Chairman & CEO HealthCAWS, Chairman of the Board, Population Health Alliance

Implications for Health Care under the New Administration, Clay Alspach, Principal, Leavitt Partners,

A Thought Leadership Perspective on Population Health, Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz President & CEO Better Medicare Alliance

Panel: Advancing Population Health for Seniors
Moderated by David Chess, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, TripleCare Senior Health
Chris Long, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AxisPoint
Sean McManamy, SVP, HealthFitness
Initiative Sponsored by AARP

Panel: Population Health Implications for Value-based Care
Moderated by John Sory, Chief Executive, UHealth Regional Alliance, University of Miami
Andrew Baskin, MD, Aetna Quality & Clinical Policy
Barbara A. DeBuono, MD, MPH, VP, Clinical Strategy and Value Based Care, 3M Health Information Systems

Panel: PHA Looking Glass: A Window into PHA Initiatives
Moderated by Brenda Schmidt, Founder and CEO, Solera Health
Mary Jane Osmick, MD, Vice President and Medical Director, American Specialty Health, Quality and Research Chair
Victoria Shapiro, JD, Vice President Health Policy, External Affairs, UnitedHealth Group, Government Affairs Chair

The event concluded with the PHA Membership Annual Meeting and VIP Luncheon.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Good Measures
Noridian Healthcare Solutions


Register today for PHA’s upcoming webinar:

Better Care through an Integrated Preventive Care Network
April 26, 2017
1 pm EST

Brenda Schmidt, Founder and CEO, Solera Health

Welcome PHA’s Newest Members

PHA is pleased to welcome Home Access Health Corporation and RENDLE as its newest members.

Home Access Health Corporation - Since 1996, Home Access has been providing FDA-Approved, FDA-Cleared and doctor recommended laboratory testing services that require just a few drops of self-collected fingerstick blood. The accuracy is unsurpassed; the laboratory process is complete; and the products are designed to be used from the comfort of home. What could be easier?

RENDLE is a new technology platform that provides an analytic framework to address employee lifestyle management across the key areas of sleep, stress, happiness, exercise and nutrition in a proactive approach that leverages the power of choice and readiness for change. Measureable results are impressive alone — and bolster existing health and wellness efforts.

Population Health Management

Population Health Management is the official journal for the Population Health Alliance. PHA corporate members receive a complimentary subscription. In the December issue we had a full insert highlighting the PHA Value to Members.

In future issues we will include PHA Member Showcase where your company can be highlighted to the journals more than 14,000 corporate and individual subscribers.

Please contact Allison King at or 202-737-5476 for more information on being featured in the PHA Member Showcase.

PHA Members in the News
3M Named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®

ST. PAUL, MN-- 3M has been recognized for its ethics and integrity in doing business by the Ethisphere Institute, which has placed the science-based company on its list of World’s Most Ethical Companies for a fourth year in a row. It is an honor that only four industrial manufacturing companies worldwide can claim this year. More

AARP Survey Reveals Being Social Promotes Brain Health

WASHINGTON, DC – AARP recently released the results of its latest Healthy Living survey, examining the relationship between being social and brain health. According to the survey of more than 2,500 Americans over 40, those with larger social networks rate their brain health higher, and those same survey respondents averaged 19 family members and friends in their social networks. Women tend to have larger networks than men and survey respondents ages 60+ tend to have more friends than other groups over 40. AARP also noted that those who are satisfied with their social engagement and relationships (over 80 percent) are likely to learn new things (60 percent) and take better care of their health (65 percent). More

American Specialty Health Inc. Honored with San Diego’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® Award

SAN DIEGO, CA - The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has recently named American Specialty Health Inc. as one of San Diego’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® companies for 2017.

American Specialty Health (ASH) was honored for its innovative healthcare strategies and its model use of best practices in wellness for its employees. ASH is one of only nine other San Diego companies being recognized by the NABR for displaying a commitment to quality and excellence in health awareness and promoting a culture of wellness that helps to make their business and the community a healthier place to live and work. More

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Report Finds Link Between A Population’s Health And A Growing Economy, Higher Incomes And Lower Unemployment

CHICAGO, IL – The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today released the second edition of a Moody’s Analytics report that finds a direct link between a population’s health and a growing economy, higher incomes and lower unemployment. More

Capital BlueCross Receives Prestigious Brand Excellence Award

HARRISBURG, PA – Capital BlueCross announced today that it has received a Brand Excellence Award from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). The annual awards honor Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies that excel in developing and enhancing the overall BCBS brand image. More

eQHealth Solutions Receives The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Award for 87,000 Lives Saved, 2.1 Million Fewer Patient Harms and $19.8 Billion in Cost Savings

BATON ROUGE, LA – In recognition and with deep appreciation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded eQHealth Solutions, Inc. for diligent work, authentic collaboration with patients, clinicians and partners for delivering unprecedented national impact on patient safety in all U.S. hospitals. In total, CMS estimates that eQHealth helped to save 87,000 lives, reduced harmful acts to patients by 2.1 million, and reduced costs by $19.8 billion. The award was presented at the CMS Quality Conference together with The Partnership for Public Service in Baltimore, Maryland late last year. More

EDI Partners Teams with Noridian Healthcare Solutions to offer EDI Outsourcing Services for Healthcare Payers FARGO, ND– Supporting a more cost effective electronic data interchange (EDI) model for healthcare payers, EDI Partners has teamed with Noridian Healthcare Solutions (Noridian) for EDI outsourcing services. The services supported by the partnership will include data collection and communication between the healthcare provider and payer in support of all business functions including eligibility verification, claims collection, claims status, claims remittance, and clinical information exchange. More

Empower Retirement and Optum Launch Innovative, Integrated HSA Solution for Retirement Plan Participants

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO — Today Empower Retirement, the nation's second-largest retirement plan provider, and health services leader Optum launched an innovative health savings account (HSA) for retirement plan participants – The Empower Health Savings Account. More

Tufts Health Plan + Delta Dental of MA Collaboration

WATERTOWN, MA and CHARLESTOWN, MA–Tufts Health Plan and Delta Dental of Massachusetts today announced a new collaboration with the goal of enhancing care for their members while reducing health care costs. More
If you would like to have your PHA member company featured in Population Health in the News contact Allison King at (202) 737-5476
The PHA Board thanks its many committed members advancing Population Health for individuals and communities every day. If you are not a PHA member join the Population Health Alliance today.
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