Population Health POV — “It’s About Patient Data”

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As a member of the Editorial Board of Population Health News,  I was asked to provide some personal perspectives for the October 2014 issue.

Here’s a quick sample:

Optimal population health will depend on obtaining and applying the “right” data — data to analyze individuals and populations, discern patterns, predict high risk/cost patients, enable needed behavior change or interventions and measure and monitor progress.

You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Editorial Advisory Board–Population Health News

Peter Edelstein, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Atlanta, GA

Frederic S. Goldstein, M.S.
President and Founder,
Accountable Health, LLC
Chair, Board of Directors
Population Health Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Thomas R. Graf, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Population Health and
Longitudinal Care Service Lines, Geisinger Health
System, Danville, PA

Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM
Global Director of Healthcare Transformation, IBM;
President, Patient- Centered Primary Care
Collaborative (PCPCC), Hopewell Junction, NY

James (Larry) Holly, M.D.
CEO, Southeast Texas Medical Associates,
Adjunct Professor, Family & Community Medicine,
University of Texas Health Science Center, San
Antonio School of Medicine; Associate Clinical
Professor, Dept. of I.M., School of Medicine, Texas
A&M Health Science Center, Beaumont, TX

Vince Kuraitis J.D., MBA
Principal and founder, Better Health Technologies,
LLC, Boise, Idaho

Al Lewis
President, Disease Management Purchasing
Consortium International, Inc.; Founder and Past
President, Disease Management Association of
America, Wellesley, MA

David B. Nash, M.D., MBA
Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health,
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Tricia Nguyen, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Population Health, Texas
Health Resources; President, Texas Health
Population Health, Education & Innovation Center,
Fort Worth, TX

Jeremy Nobel, M.D., MPH
Medical Director, Northeast Business Group on
Health; Instructor, Center for Primary Care,
Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard
School of Public Health Boston, Mass.

Samuel R. Nussbaum, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy,
Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint, Indianapolis, IN

Jaan Sidorov, M.D., MHSA
Principal, Sidorov Health Solutions; Chair, Board of
Directors, NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company,
Harrisburg, PA