WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 23, 2015) – Population Health Alliance (PHA), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the principles of population health, recently announced winners of the 2014 “Outstanding Leadership in Population Health Awards.” Recipients from 10 companies and organizations were recognized for contributions to the population health industry, as demonstrated by presentations shared at the 2014 PHA Forum.
The association has presented its widely recognized industry awards since 1999. This is the third year in a row that a panel of health care industry experts selected winners through a juried process.
“The work of the 2014 winners showcases just how far the population health management industry has come,” said Karen Moseley, director of research for PHA. “Through their presentations, we see the value of experience and innovation coming together, setting the stage for future strides in the rapidly evolving field.”
Winners of the 2014 Outstanding Leadership in Population Health Awards included:
Jennifer Flynn, MS., Strategy Consultant, Mayo Clinic
Presentation: Creating a Culture of Health Through Organizational Support
Flynn identified the key elements of organizational support, best practices, and how these are best measured for effectiveness; and described key research findings and case studies that support building a culture of health.
Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP Chief Medical Office, Telligen, and Mike Herndon, DP, Senior Medical Director, Oklahoma Health Care Authority
Presentation: Effective Patient and Provider Engagement: Integrating the Medical Home into the Coordinated Neighborhood
Attendees at this presentation learned how to incorporate the member/provider engagement model into their business practices, as well as how to begin bending the cost curve with improved health and financial outcomes.
Paul Terry, PhD, Chief Science Officer, StayWell, and Gina DeBruin, MBA, Strategic Partnership Manager, Wellness Team, Fitbit
Presentation: The Gamification of Health: Effective Engagement in Health vs. Gaming the System
Terry and DeBruin shared the evidence on gamified health program outcomes, describing the outcome of one employer that incorporated a gamified health component into their mature population health management program.
Kathryn VanOsdol, BSN, ACO Clinical Informatics, Indiana Lakes ACO, and Mark Hanna, Vice President, Clinigence
Presentation: Digital Surveys and Actionable Data to Engage ACO Stakeholders in Population Health
Presenters discussed an innovative cloud-based reporting registry for data collection, auditing, and reporting clinical quality measures, and demonstrated how clinical data analysis can be used to balance patient-centered care with improved quality outcomes.
Josep Carbo, Lead for Health Management in Europe, Africa and Latin America, Accenture
Presentation: Health Analytics and Case Management in Spain
Carbo’s session highlighted outcomes of a clinical trial that proved the benefits of combining predictive analytics and ad-hoc, holistic case management programs.
Catherine Serio, PhD, MS, Senior Director, Behavior Change Strategy, Healthwise, and Jason Hessing, MS, Ed, Lead Interaction Designer, Healthwise
Presentation: Digitally Scaling Motivational Interviewing with a Chronic Population: Pilot Program Results
Their poster presentation demonstrated how segmenting a population with an automated, online heath program using motivational interviewing principles can lead to successful outcomes.
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About the Population Health Alliance
The Population Health Alliance (PHA) is a global trade association of the population health industry. The organization has nearly 100 members representing stakeholders from across the health care delivery system that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend, and drive affordability. Through its robust advocacy, research and education initiatives, the PHA offers members a forum to advance shared learning and applied research to further innovation and establish best practices in the population health field. Visit to learn more.