Population Health

Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a primary care extension program (PCEP) to improve the quality of primary care services by “educat[ing] providers about preventive medicine, health promotion, chronic disease management, mental and behavioral health services, and evidence-based and evidence informed therapies and techniques.” The Agency for Healthcare Research and […]

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  • HIT, Meaningful Use and Population Health

    The U.S. health system’s lack of progress in adopting health information technology (HIT) and electronic health records (EHRs) can lead to unnecessary and duplicative services. It can also lead to poor care coordination, burdensome administration and missed opportunities to improve doctor-patient communication. Barriers to speedier HIT adoption range from the high cost of investing in […]

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    March 6, 2014 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m

  • Webinars

    Accountable Care as a Strategy for Achieving Population Health Goals

    As states seek to improve quality of care and health outcomes while reducing costs, many have turned to accountable care models. One key aspect of accountable care models is that organizations or structures assume responsibility for the care and outcomes of a defined population across a continuum of care and across different parts of the […]

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  • Preconference: Bridging Health and Healthcare: State Health Reform Implementation to Improve Population Health

    Integrating population and public health objectives with delivery and payment systems is critical to accomplish the Triple Aim of reduced costs, better quality, and better health. As states implement new models, they are leveraging the strengths of both systems and disciplines and employing new methods and tools. This preconference will feature innovative state efforts to […]

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    February 5, 2014 | Filed under: 2014 Conference, Population Health