Albany Area Primary Health Care Goes All In For Population Health – Installs Forward Health Group’s PopulationManager®

June 23, 2014

Albany Area Primary Health Care Goes All In For Population Health – Installs Forward Health Group’s PopulationManager®

Moving aggressively to improve outcomes, Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) has implemented 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.

James Hotz, MD, Clinical Services Director at AAPHC, speaking about the importance of their new population health management initiative and the clinical data cleaned and aligned by the program said, “If you don’t manage your data, you don’t manage your destiny.” Over 20,000 patients are being served in AAPHC’s implementation of PopulationManager and The Guideline Advantage.

Serving the Southwest Georgia community since 1979, AAPHC is a non-profit community health center with offices in Baker, Calhoun, Dooly, Dougherty, Lee, and Terrell Counties and is governed by a board of local citizens. AAPHC provides care in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Podiatry as well as General Dentistry.

The Guideline Advantage leverages population health management tools from Madison, Wisconsin-based Forward Health Group. NCHC 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™ combines the expertise of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association (ACS, ADA, AHA) to advance prevention and disease management in the outpatient setting. 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 www.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. As health care is transformed, Forward Health Group is setting the new standard of data care.

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June 23, 2014

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