Guest posts from PHA leadership and members


Chairman’s Pop Health Leadership Circle: Leading at the Intersection of Innovation and Policy

maljanian-ovalRose Maljanian
Chairman & CEO, HealthCAWS
Chairman of the Board, Population Health Alliance

On October 11th a national and diverse group of healthcare leaders were convened in Washington DC by the Population Health Alliance (PHA), the industry’s only professional and trade association solely focused on population health management (PHM).  The event aimed to showcase advancing PHM innovations amidst a bipartisan policy backdrop, and that it delivered and then some.

Chairman’s Pop Health Leadership Circle: Screening for Social Determinants of Health – Ask or Don’t Ask?

Mary Jane Osmick, MD
Vice President/Medical Director
Medical Services Department
American Specialty Health

Chair, Quality and Research SDH Task Force
Population Health Alliance

Screening for Social Determinants of Health – Ask or Don’t Ask?

Imagine you are a case manager working with a 54-year old patient recently discharged from the hospital with heart failure. It is the patient’s third hospitalization in 10 weeks for a similar diagnosis. Although she has been successfully treated at each hospital visit and appears stable on discharge, she returns to the emergency department within a few weeks. It’s your job to figure out what is going wrong, and find ways to help her keep her heart failure in control.