Population & Public Health

Population health management enters an uncharted new era

Just as it's doing with nearly every facet of society around the world, the COVID-19 crisis will radically transform approaches with patient engagement and pop health. From telemedicine and remote patient monitoring to AI and advanced analytics, healthcare was already in the midst of big changes in how it manages the health of patient populations. Now, in a new era where the pandemic is upending old assumptions, the stakes are even higher. This month, we look at how approaches to treating COVID-19 and other illnesses are shifting in this new era.

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Hawaii Pacific Health CIO Steve Robertson, left, and CEO Ray Vara, center, are honored for their third HIMSS Davies award by Hawaii Lt. Gov. Dr. Josh Green.

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This ONC map shows the locations of ongoing Interoperability Proving Ground projects focused on COVID-19 response.

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Examples of the chatbot technology in action at UCSF Health and Northwell Health.

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma

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