NEWARK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS DRIVES IMPROVED OUTCOMES – INKS DEAL FOR FORWARD HEALTH GROUP’S POPULATIONMANAGER®

May 21, 2014

NEWARK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS DRIVES IMPROVED OUTCOMES – INKS DEAL FOR FORWARD HEALTH GROUP’S POPULATIONMANAGER®

With improved patient care and quality improvement as the goal, Newark Community Health Centers of Newark, NJ, Forward Health Group and The Guideline Advantage™ are working together. 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.

Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. (NCHC), a network of federally qualified health care centers, has been providing comprehensive primary care services to children and adults who reside in the City of Newark and surrounding communities for over 20 years. With seven health centers located in Newark, East Orange, Orange and Irvington, NCHC’s goal is to meet the health care needs of the communities in which we serve and help people live stronger, healthier and happier lives.

The Guideline Advantage leverages population health management tools from Madison, Wisconsin-based Forward Health Group. The Whitman-Walker Clinic will use 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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May 21, 2014

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