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PHA Announces 2019 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus in Washington, DC

Improving Health Through Financial Security: The Common Denominator Across Social Determinants and Populations

Washington, DC — The Population Health Alliance (PHA) announced today that their annual Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus will be held on October 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme, “Improving Health Through Financial Security: The Common Denominator Across Social Determinants and Populations” will give the much needed focus to the latest risk-analyses, innovative intervention efforts, and targeted health and cost outcomes achieved, presented by our group of national experts; including:

Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz, MSW – President and CEO, Better Medicare Alliance
Peter Skillern – Executive Director, Reinvestment Partners
Patricia Hasson – President and Executive Director, CLARIFI
David Hoke – Sr. Director, Associate Health and Well-being, Walmart
Ralph Gildehaus, JD – Senior Program Director, MDC Inc.
Laura Samuel, PhD CRNP – Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Mike Criteli, JD – Retired CEO from Pitney Bowes, Entrepreneur, Health Care Consultant, Feature Film Producer, Speaker

The Population Health Alliance Innovation Summit & Capitol Caucus 2019 will gather key stakeholders from across the health care industry and D.C. area policymakers committed to driving innovation in care management, wellness, and prevention for focused briefings on high-impact legislative and regulatory issues. PHA members will focus the critical discussion on social determinants of health on the heels of the release of the Quality and Research Committee’s eBook, “Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities,” and will have substantial opportunity to network with the event speakers, PHA Board of Directors, and a diverse group of industry leaders and policy decision makers.

“The theme of our Innovation Summit this year could not be more timely as the industry has been awoken by the evidence linking financial security and other nonclinical factors to health and cost outcomes. The issue is cross cutting amongst employees, seniors and others participating in government sponsored programs. PHA members and constituents are leading action with innovative solutions to solve this important problem.” Rose Maljanian Population Health Alliance, Chairman of the Board.

Join us at the Population Health Alliance 2019 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus to engage in in-depth conversations about pressing population health challenges and solutions. To register for the Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus 2019, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pha-innovation-summit-and-capitol-caucus-2019-tickets-62271226916.

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About Population Health Alliance:
Population Health Alliance (PHA), a corporate 501(c)6 nonprofit organization, is the industry’s only multi-stakeholder professional and trade association solely focused on population health management, representing stakeholders from across the health care ecosystem that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize the consumer and provider experience and drive affordability.

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Population Health Management –Toward a Life Centric Model with Consumer as Co-Creator of Value

Rose Maljanian Chairman & CEO HealthCAWS and Chairman of the Board Population Health Alliance

Population Health Management strategies continue to gain recognition as must haves versus nice to haves in order to survive and thrive in a value based health care environment. The mainstay component parts of upfront analytics, targeted and individually tailored interventions and outcomes1 continue to evolve as new science and technology becomes available. Each member of the healthcare ecosystem has an important contribution and is poised to be appropriately compensated based on the value that they contribute.

Forward thinking health systems, ACOs and new entrants to the health care space continue to push the boundaries on moving care and support services out of the traditional hospital environment where possible into the community where life happens. Like time spent with an accountant filing taxes or a day in the garage getting a car fixed, as an industry we have come to accept that most always a good day for a consumer does not include a trip to the emergency room, hospital, laboratory, or doctor’s office but rather optimizing time spent doing what they like to do, feeling as good as they possibly can.

Furthermore, consumer engagement and experience has taken center stage as consumers publically rate providers, facilities and health plans and more easily can take their business elsewhere if their needs are not being met. In addition, the shift to value based payments has aligned incentives for providers to more proactively and effectively engage their consumer patients in their care, leveraging extender digital tools and care team members to take their reach beyond the visit time and beyond the walls of the healthcare environment.

A finer point on the need to engage consumers was made by Alan Weil in his 2016 Health Affairs editorial entitled the Patient Engagement Imperative when he stated- “There is recognition that the patient is co-producer of the outcomes for which the physician is now being held accountable”. Translated to all stakeholders – the patient, the member, the consumer, the community resident is co-value creator and not only is the physician held accountable but the hospital, the health plan, the employer, the business associate partners all have performance targets to meet related to their roles in optimizing health, cost efficency and the consumer experience.

As I said to a recent audience of thought leaders gathered to share innovations in population health-“think about this quote- no matter how great you are; no matter how great your programs are; you cannot produce the desired outcomes without the consumer”. 3

If all stakeholders come together around this Life Centric model and partner with consumers as co-creators of value to them and the system overall, we will see movement from a costly, mediocre quality and full of hassle system to one recognized for being a high value, desirable when needed solution, that enhances versus disrupts life.