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Optimizing Medicaid Population Management

Augusta Kairys, SVP, Market Development - Health Plans Augusta Kairys, SVP, Market Development - Health Plans

One bit of news we were happy to share recently had to do with the announcement that Optum is incorporating Medecision’s Aerial™ platform and applications into its newly unveiled Optum™ Medicaid Management Services (OMMS) solution. With OMMS, States looking for a Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) are now free to concentrate on more effective Medicaid

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Lunch with the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative

Drew Kraisinger Drew Kraisinger
Vice President, Innovation & Strategy

Washington D.C. was all abuzz last Wednesday – not because of anything having to do with the presidential elections (for once) but because Wednesday saw the inaugural member meeting of the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC). This nonprofit collaborative, housed at Western Governors University (WGU) and co-chaired by Governor Mike Leavitt, former Secretary of HHS,

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Population Health: A Community Approach

Laura Kanov Laura Kanov
Senior Vice President, Product Management

There are evolutions and revolutions taking place all the time in healthcare. New techniques. New therapeutics. New insights. In many cases, these new techniques and insights build on an already well-established foundation. A new technique is applied on top of an existing approach or a new therapeutic is introduced in place of another or in

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Internet of Things and Healthcare

Murali Kurukunda

Connecting smart biological sensors to the internet is not a new idea. There are already dozens of products in the market that continuously monitor blood glucose and heart function, for example, and enable secure remote management for clinicians and caretakers. The safety of life implications are enormous, and the commercial opportunities untold. Some analysts predict

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Population Health Management – I’m having déjà vu

Laura Kanov Laura Kanov
Senior Vice President, Product Management

  When I went to school for respiratory therapy, I think I spent a whole quarter on Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB) – physiological effects of positive pressure, inline aerosolized medication delivery techniques, appropriate machine settings and coaching techniques. We even had to be able to take the Bird apart and put it back together

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Decision Support At Work

Sherri Stuart Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

Properly implemented decision support technologies can have great impact for value-based care. It allows patients transparency into authorization and provider selection and it provides appropriate care guidelines ensuring quality care while reducing unnecessary costs. In this recent Health Management Technology article our own Larry Schor says decision support technologies are key to achieving the goals

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The Population Health Management Conundrum

Sherri Stuart Sherri Stuart
Senior Vice President, Marketing Services

The bar is continuing to rise for care quality and value, increasing the stakes for healthcare organizations to achieve sustainable healthcare through better patient care at lower costs. Though population health management (PHM) is critical in achieving this, the industry is still grappling with best practices, causing a slower progression to better performance. In this

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