Penobscot Community Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) based in Bangor, Maine, is installing Forward Health Group’s PopulationManager and The Guideline Advantage™. The Guideline Advantage is a quality improvement program of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association. The Guideline Advantage works to help improve patient health through prevention, early detection and management of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Focusing on the health of every patient, Penobscot Community Health Care offers a medical home with access to many health services in addition to primary health care, such as dental, integrated mental health, pharmacy, physical therapy, case management, health and nutrition education, chronic disease management, speech and audiology services, and many medical specialists.
The Guideline Advantage leverages population health management tools from Madison, Wisconsin-based Forward Health Group. Penobscot Community Health Care is using those tools to transform its outpatient practice data into actionable information with the goal of preventing chronic diseases and improving the lives of those living with cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
The Guideline Advantage is an initiative of the Preventive Health Partnership (PHP), a collaboration that combines the expertise of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association to develop and pursue strategies for the prevention and early detection of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The program promotes the use of evidence-based treatment guidelines, performance measurement tools and quality improvement strategies with the goal of helping you offer your patients every advantage for a healthy life. Visit GuidelineAdvantage.org
Forward Health Group, Inc. (FHG) is a leading-edge provider of data solutions critical to maximizing returns in today’s changing health care environment. FHG’s PopulationManager® platform provides best-in-class data collection, validation, and visualization. The data delivered by FHG enables health care stakeholders to track quality and financial measures, assess and manage risk and take action to positively impact clinical outcomes and lower costs. Visit www.forwardhealthgroup.com
January 28, 2015