Advancing Pediatric Population Health, Powered by Technology

By Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, SVP & Chief Population Health Officer, Nemours Children’s Health System America’s children are

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The Unmet Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Population Health

Without a foundation of consistency in the collection, a consistency in definition, and consistency in metrics, artificial intelligence within healthcare is a free-floating mass of inconsistent teaching material. No strength in computing or programming can overcome bad data. On the road to meeting the promise of AI in healthcare to improve population health, we must collectively work to ensure that our teaching data is clear, defined, and with visible outcome metrics, whether quality, efficiency, or even costs.

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Health IT and the Human Interface

One of the things I love about Geisinger is how we view ourselves as a living laboratory for healthcare transformation. And when it comes to patient engagement, we are finding innovative ways of using technology to enhance—and never inhibit—human connection.

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Universal Internet Access is a Key Factor in True Population Health

The internet has changed the world in ways that previous generations could not even fathom. While universal healthcare or universal post-secondary education may be long way off, it seems that the idea of universal access to the same information is a lighter lift that could benefit the masses.

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The evolving role of physician leadership in healthcare digital transformation: choosing the right technology partners for Population Health Management

IT physician executives need to act as “transformational leaders” in strategizing a health care system’s successful transition to digital Population Health Management and demand from their technology partners innovative and effective solutions that support digital transformation while sharing risks and rewards.

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Implementing a successful program to address gaps in care: An example of population-based approach in EMR systems

Closing gaps in care is a very complex process. Achieving this goal requires implementing multiple IT solutions to ensure a balanced activity that will result in the highest return on investment.

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