Feb 23 2016 PopulationManager® from Forward Health Group Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics

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Population Health Management Solution Addresses Health Care Providers’ Challenges in Managing Risk and Moving to Value-Based Care

February 23, 2016 –Forward Health Group (FHG), a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that PopulationManager® from Forward Health Group has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics, a suite of advanced data warehousing and analytics solutions designed for healthcare organizations.

Forward Health Group developed the integration utilizing the Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics Application Toolkit. Through the Oracle Validated Integration initiative, Forward Health Group has addressed the healthcare provider challenges of improving patient outcomes, while assuming more risk from migrating to value-based reimbursement models.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements based on the needs and priorities of the customers. FHG offers value-based population health management solutions with clinically sound, pre-populated measures. Data and outcomes improvement can begin to flow in weeks, not months or years.

Quick to implement, already integrated with little IT/systems involvement, and easy-to-use, Forward Health Group’s integration with Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics is making a difference. This difference is evidenced in the quality of care, in the well-being of patients, and in the financial health of provider organizations. With trustworthy data, physicians and care teams can improve the lives of those they serve.

“The combination of Oracle’s enterprise class data management solution and our population health management toolkit is powerful,” said Michael Barbouche, Founder and CEO of Forward Health Group. “Oracle is a global leader for all things data. Achieving Oracle Validated Integration highlights the importance of putting accurate, trustworthy data in the hands of providers. With the rapid changes in reimbursement, the advent of precision medicine, and the shift to a preventive health/population health focus, better data has never been more important.”

”The combination of Oracle and Forward Health Group is a compelling value proposition for our mutual, healthcare provider customers by delivering better care and lower cost outcomes. The company is delivering best of breed, population health applications and analytics on top of our enterprise clinical, financial, and operational data aggregation platform,” said Jonathan Sheldon, vice president, Global Healthcare Product Strategy, Oracle. “We have selected Forward Health Group as a result of our rigorous due diligence process, as well as its market leading position and deep domain expertise in the growing population health solutions segment. Together, we help healthcare organizations address their key challenges, while gaining control of disparate enterprise data sources and implementing best practices for healthcare data governance.”

Forward Health Group approaches population health management by analyzing client data for the quick identification of focus areas that can provide opportunity for outcomes improvement. Chronic care? Behavioral care? Acute episodic care? Clients can get results — and payback — fast.

Clients then can continue to add other areas of focus until relevant measures are covered. FHG is leveraging Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics to retrieve data from many sources rapidly for cleansing, normalization, and alignment. The information is then presented within PopulationManager® to physicians, care teams, and administrators in elegant easy-to-use data visualizations format that is actionable from day one. See FHG at HIMSS16, booth 2477.

About Forward Health Group

Forward Health Group helps health care providers successfully transition to the new world of value-based care. The Madison, WI-based software and services company provides value-based population health management solutions to health systems, hospitals and multi-specialty clinics. Since 2009 FHG has been an industry innovator, providing the accurate data and clinical measures—from internal and external sources—needed to improve patient health in a way that is timely, cost-effective and supported by physicians.

PopulationManager® from Forward Health Group has earned the confidence of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association, serving as the technology foundation that assures these respected organizations’ prevention and treatment guidelines are put into practice.

For more information about Forward Health Group, please visit www.forwardhealthgroup.com or visit booth 2477 at HIMSS16.

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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