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2014-06-18 08:28:04

Leading Population Health Management Company Establishes Position Focused on Team-Based Care and Patient Engagement BEAVERTON, Ore., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kryptiq, a market leader in population health management, announced today the appointment of Jacquelyn Hunt, PharmD, MS, as its chief population health officer. In this role, Dr. Hunt will oversee development and delivery of Kryptiq CareManager(TM) population health management programs. In this capacity, Dr. Hunt will...

2014-06-13 12:24:54

Boeing is first employer to sign with the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance SEATTLE, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health Services today announced the launch of the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance, one of the first accountable care organizations (ACO) in the country to work directly with employers on high quality, affordable health care benefits for employees. Boeing is the first employer to sign with the new ACO....

2014-06-12 23:06:12

Horizon's innovative, lower cost plans for small group employers to be available July 1 Newark, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is continuing its work to transform the way health care is delivered in the state by introducing two, innovative new health plans for small employers that encourage members to take advantage of the state’s largest network of patient-centered practices. The new plans will be available on July 1, 2014, and will be Horizon...

2014-06-11 16:26:44

NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Tatum, a leading management and advisory firm offering hands-on strategic, financial and technology solutions that measurably improve business performance WHAT: Will present "Choosing the Right Accountable Care Structure" and exhibit at ANI 2014, Healthcare Financial Management Association's National Institute WHEN: The conference will take place from Sunday, June 22 - Wednesday,...

2014-06-10 16:28:24

Medical Group's Strategic Philosophy Brought to Life in 2013 Annual Report SAN RAMON, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it came time to create the look and feel for the 2013 annual report, Hill Physicians turned to the people who have been working to improve healthcare delivery across Northern California. "Collaboration: Creating a Mosaic of Care" not only conveys Hill Physicians' long-held strategic view of partnering, but also bears the imprint of more than 100 employees...

2014-06-05 23:15:25

RadSite™, a national leader in the certification and accreditation of diagnostic imaging systems, and an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), congratulates Garry Carneal, JD, MA, RadSite president & CEO, on his 25th anniversary in the health care industry. As Carneal celebrates this career milestone, he is working with RadSite to develop the next generation of smart networks in medical imaging. Houston, TX and Annapolis, MD...

2014-06-04 23:10:51

In the June issue of Atlantic Information Services’s ACO Business News, a leading consultant speculates that perhaps more than just poor financial results could be contributing to Universal American’s decision to drop certain ACOs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Health insurer Universal American Corp., which has partnered with 34 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the last three years to offer financial and analytical support in...

2014-06-03 23:09:58

Somnoware Healthcare Systems Inc., the leading provider of cloud based software for the sleep wellness and sleep medicine industry, has reached an exclusive agreement with Welltrinsic Sleep Network, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) funded national network connecting sleep physicians and accredited centers to deliver high-quality, integrated care for individuals with a sleep-wake disorder. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Somnoware Healthcare Systems Inc., the leading provider of cloud...

2014-06-03 12:40:22

Quality Institute to use EpisodeMetrix to increase transparency for consumers PENNINGTON, N.J. and ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute announced today that it has partnered with ArborMetrix, Inc., a leading provider of real-time healthcare analytics to identify and compare detailed information of both hospital cost and outcomes-based quality measurements. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140217/MM66640LOGO The Quality Institute will...

2014-05-28 12:29:55

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) is pleased to announce that David Introcaso, Ph.D., has joined the staff as Vice President of Policy and Operations. David has had a long career in health care delivery, research, and policy in Washington, D.C. David's prior experience includes time spent at DC General working in acute care and consulting with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in post-acute care. He has...


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