Medecision Launches Population Health Consulting Services

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Founding Team to Help Organizations Succeed in Value-Based Contracting and Risk Management, Including Government Beneficiary Management

WAYNE, PA – Dec. 12, 2016 Medecision, the leader in population health management solutions for risk-bearing entities, today launched consulting services to help healthcare organizations succeed in value-based contracting, risk management and optimizing management of the populations they serve, including Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare beneficiaries. Nationally recognized consultants with extensive experience transforming the clinical and financial future of healthcare through population health management have joined the Company as founding members of the practice.

Even with potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, many organizations are committed to accountable care and to reimbursing physicians for value delivery, not just volume of services. Yet, they are saddled with legacy, siloed systems and traditional care models that are not effective in understanding and serving those who need services the most—frail, elderly patients; consumers with complex, chronic disease; and patients with mental illness, for example. Medecision’s Consulting Services team will focus on the important work to be done in aligning healthcare enterprise stakeholders and governance; making sense of massive, disparate data sets; targeting meaningful opportunities for cost reduction; and measuring, monitoring and reporting on quality and performance.

“Thirty years of experience helping payers and providers map out and implement successful population health and risk management initiatives qualifies Medecision as a trusted consultant for those pursuing value-based contracting and assuming risk,” said Deborah M. Gage, president and CEO, Medecision. “In fact, our clients are already pioneering population health initiatives that provide significant advantages—capturing new market share, reducing care variation and improving efficiencies. Today, with their success driving our momentum, we’re proud to introduce consulting services aimed at helping others like them move in the right direction toward improving quality of care, advancing outcomes and containing costs for the populations they serve.”

Founding Team Appointed

Veteran healthcare principals Jackie Luchsinger, RN, MS, MBA, PMP, formerly with Dearborn Advisors, McKesson and Perot Systems, and Carolann Engler, RN, a senior consulting executive formerly with TriZetto, Booz Allen Hamilton and First Consulting Group, join Tamara Cull as the founding team.

Initial service offerings will include structured methodologies and models to support population health strategy, organizational readiness, program management and delivery, process and outcomes improvement, and optimization.

 In November, Medecision announced the company was named in Gartner’s “Market Guide for Healthcare Provider Population Health Management Platforms” as one of the top-ranked population health management platforms for providers because of its technology that supports all 10 identified core areas of population health management programs, and that it has been recognized by IDC as a “major population health management player.”

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