Forward Health Group Continues to Rise – Highly Rated in 2015 KLAS Population Health Management Performance Report

December 18, 2015

Forward Health Group Continues to Rise – Highly Rated in 2015 KLAS Population Health Management Performance Report

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Forward Health Group, a leader in value-based population health solutions, is highly rated and praised by providers in the “2015 Population Health Management Performance” report, which was released today by KLAS, a group that helps health care providers make informed technology decisions by reporting accurate, honest and impartial vendor performance data.

Forward Health Group received the highest preliminary rating scores for its solution PopulationManager® in the report: 90.1 out of 100, increasing its rating from last year by nearly 3 points. This shows Forward Health Group provides quality solutions for data aggregation, risk stratification, care coordination and patient outreach.

Echoing the sentiment of the high marks in the report, a Forward Health Group user noted, “The product is helping providers move to a population health mentality. We can show providers how they are doing with metrics, and we can show providers lists of patients who are not meeting certain metrics. We can give providers a place to start working so that they aren’t just working longer and harder; they can work smarter in order to meet patients’ needs… The product is being accepted well by providers, and it will hopefully help them provide better care for patients.”

Forward Health Group was recognized for provider satisfaction, relationship and outstanding service. A few findings from the report include:

  • 100% respondents say they would buy Forward Health Group again.
  • 100% respondents say Forward Health Group avoids nickel and dime.
  • 100% respondents say Forward Health Group keeps promises.
  • 88% respondents say Forward Health Group is part of long-term plans.
  • Forward Health Group rates above average for creating a comprehensive view of the patient, quantifying clinical risk, and care management.
  • Forward Health Group was rated highly effective in helping clinicians quantify and act on clinical risk and creating a comprehensive, meaningful, consolidated patient record.

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The KLAS report examined 24 vendors in the Population Health Management (PHM) market to provide insight into the types of solutions that are available today, focusing closely on validating vendor functionalities and capabilities through conducting 213 interviews. Forward Health Group shined in this report by helping ambulatory practices, clinics and medical centers obtain the goal of improving population health and meeting the objectives of quality initiatives and pay-for-performance program through providing trustworthy data, engaging doctors and leveraging and optimizing current EMRs.

“PopulationManager enables us to better serve our 11,000 Medicaid patients by unlocking our data and presenting it in an actionable way,” states Beth Wrobel, CEO at HealthLinc, client of Forward Health Group and participant in The Guideline Advantage™. “In a few short months, we have seen an uptick in screening rates among several key patient populations, including those diagnosed with diabetes, cancer and hypertension. Forward Health Group knows and delivers data we can trust.”

“As the payment model shifts to value-based care, the way organizations look at patient information also changes. With minimal capital outlay, we work hard to empower docs with the data they need that truly adds value. We believe our KLAS performance scores affirm and confirm what we’ve accomplished so far,” says Michael Barbouche, Founder and CEO of Forward Health Group. “We’re thrilled KLAS recognizes how our solutions provide more visibility, information and insight into the health and well-being of patients, enabling doctors to better serve.”

For more on the 2015 KLAS report on Population Health Performance visit

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at

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 management solutions to health systems, academic hospitals and multi-specialty clinics. Since 2009 Forward Health Group has been an industry innovator, providing the accurate data from all sources needed to improve patient health in a timely, cost-effective, physician-supported way.

Forward Health’s PopulationManager® has earned the confidence of the American Heart Association, 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.

To learn more, visit, and plan to visit the Forward Health Group’s unBooth #2477 at HIMSS in Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 29-March 4, 2016.


Press contact information:

Barry Wightman, Forward Health Group, (608) 729-7530

Michelle Morris, Dodge Communications, (770) 576-2567


December 18, 2015