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August 2017

PopHealth Works
 

As HAP's President and CEO, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this first issue of PopHealth Works, our new, quarterly newsletter for health care practitioners and policymakers.

 

Under the leadership of Robert G. Shipp, III, RN, MSHSA, RN, NEA-BC, HAP's vice president, population heath strategies, we'll feature case histories and thoughtful dialogue about the promise and the very real challenges of this relatively new health care discipline.

 

Hospitals and health systems that would like to submit topics or programs for potential inclusion in future issues are invited to contact Robert.

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Andy Carter

Andy Carter

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Hospital + Healthsystem

Association of Pennsylvania

 
 
 
 

Community Care Teams Help At-risk Patients Stay Out of the Hospital

How Lehigh Valley Health Network Reduced ED and Hospital Visits by 1/3

Kay Werhun

Kay Werhun, administrator for integrated population health, shares early results from the network's efforts to improve the health—and reduce the health care utilizationof patients whose clinical outcomes lag behind despite high health care utilization.

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Data Analytics

Your Zip Code—Your Health?

Your Zip Code - Your Health Map

This map of Pennsylvania shows which counties have made the biggest jumps in average life expectancy over roughly the past three decades (1980-2014). Find out which county gained more than twice the number of years compared to counties on the lower end of life expectancy gains.

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Q+A with CHOP's Deepak Palakshappa, MD

Talking about Hunger with Patient Families in Suburban Primary Care Practices

Deepak Palakshappa

As part of his work at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Dr. Palakshappa has focused on understanding how health systems can most effectively screen and address food insecurity and other social determinants of health. Here, he reflects on his experience talking about hunger with patient families in suburban primary care practices.

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Advocacy Update

Hospitals Brief PA Lawmakers on Population Health Investments

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As part of 14 regional roundtables convened by HAP, Pennsylvania lawmakers and others heard from hospitals about their investments in population health. Learn more about these roundtables and the initiatives that were highlighted.

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Save the Date

Patient Safety and Quality Symposium – October 9, 2017

Mark your calendar now for HAP's 13th Annual Patient Safety and Quality Symposium to be held the afternoon of October 9, 2017, at the Lancaster Marriot. This year's symposium is being held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Payment Reform Summit the morning of October 10.

 

Hosting these events together brings a diverse set of national presenters and hospital colleagues who are working to improve health care and reduce per-capita health care spending.

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