Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2013: A Strategic Planning Session

A presidential election, more post-ACA milestones and a remodeling of healthcare funding and delivery will no doubt make for an exciting year ahead in healthcare. In this preview of their October 17, 2012 strategic planning session for healthcare executives, Dennis Eder and Hank Osowski, managing directors of Strategic Health Group, and Steven Valentine, president of the Camden Group, predict the direction of physician reimbursement, trends in ACO administration, the technology to embrace in the year to come, and the industry’s response to a softened demand for service.


Eder, Osowski, and Valentine presented during the Healthcare Intelligence Network’s ninth annual Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2013: A Strategic Planning Session presentation, a 60-minute webinar on October 17, 2012, now available for replay.


Length: 7:12 minutes

Improving Population Health Management Through Effective, Efficient Data Analytics

Enhanced reporting and efficiency, significant reductions in readmissions in congestive heart failure patients and added leverage at contract negotiation are just a few advantages Bon Secours is deriving from its EHR-based data collection tools, explains Robert Fortini, vice president and chief clinical officer at Bon Secours. Fortini talks about the health system’s shift from home-grown methodologies to the sophisticated IT knowledge base powering its population health management program, resulting in data that has a “compelling” effect at contract time.

Robert Fortini drilled down on Bon Secours’ tools and protocols for data analytics during an October 3, 2012 webinar, now available for replay, Improving Population Health Management Through Effective, Efficient Data Analytics, a 45-minute webinar sponsored by The Healthcare Intelligence Network.


Length: 4:21 minutes

Integrated Health Coaching: The Next Generation in Health Behavior Change Management

Integrated health coaching’s person-centric approach to health behaviors across the entire health risk continuum aligns with many of the key principles of post-ACA care delivery models like the patient-centered medical home and the accountable care organization (ACO), explains Dr. Dennis Richling, HealthFitness chief medical and wellness officer. Dr. Richling and HealthFitness Vice President of Service Delivery, Kelly Merriman describe the population presenting the greatest opportunities for integrated health coaching, the key to discerning participant values during the coaching intervention, and the art of ‘appreciative inquiry’ — an essential coaching skill that helps to define an individual’s ‘exceptionality.’

Dr. Richling and Kelly Merriman presented during Integrated Health Coaching: The Next Generation in Health Behavior Change Management, a 45-minute webinar on September 20, 2012, now available for replay, during which they shared the key features of HealthFitness’ integrated health coaching program, from how participants are assessed and assigned to coaches to the program’s impact.


Length: 8:36 minutes

Population Health Management: Achieving Results in a Value-Based Healthcare System


Before shifting from a disease-focused to population health management (PHM) approach, healthcare organizations need to do their homework, advises Patricia Curran, principal in Buck Consultants’ National Clinical Practice — from researching the population’s culture to examining its patterns of healthcare usage and cost trends. In this interview, Ms. Curran describes the four key research areas, as well as some of the barriers encountered along the road to population health management. She also predicts what the no- or low-health-risk populations can expect in a population health management world that spans the health risk continuum — from incentives to provider and payor contact.

Patricia Curran presented during Population Health Management: Achieving Results in a Value-Based Healthcare System, a 45-minute webinar on September 26, 2012, now available for replay, during which she shared the types of population health management programs and how these programs can produce tangible results in terms of improved outcomes and costs savings.


Length: 5:20 minutes