Wednesday, October 07, 2015

#Health2con Indu(@BlueTopaz): Connecting Public Health and Clinical Care – New models for Accountability @leebrian

Health 2.0 Conference

Realtime notes from the ninth Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Here is the online Agenda:

Connecting Public Health and Clinical Care: New Models for Accountability

Moderated by Indu SubaiyaHealth 2.0

An extension of the data and analytics discussion earlier in the morning, we’re bringing together policy leaders from across the nation who share how they are leveraging data resources to build a stronger infrastructure of health in their local communities. Speakers:

Nick Macchione
San Diego County
Andy Krackov
California Healthcare Foundation
Lexie Komisar
Clinton Foundation
Garth Graham
Aetna Foundation
Jay Bhatt
Illinois Hospital Association
Tamara St. Claire
Brian Lee
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Brian Lee – Chief Public Health Info Officer – @leebrian

What are the biggest assets and hurdles?

Direct data collection from clinical sources and public surveillance at volumes that were never possible before.

Mortality – Is a statistical service.

It took months to capture death events.
Moving to electronic death reporting. Now get information in 10 days.
This adds a surveillance capability that was previously impossible.

Andy Krackov – Sr Program Officer – California Health Foundation @CHCF

It is hard to find the data, harvest, analyze data.

This is getting easier. This allows more time to put the data in to action.

Reducing C-Sections – Creating a story

Public Health wanted to make data real by providing a technology and templates. This allows health departments to create a story that is locally relevant. Creating an emotional connection due to the local relevance.

Health Departments are used to presenting data but not about creating and presenting a point of view.

San Diego are partnering with people on the ground who can provide the local color and relevance.

Lexie Komisar – Assistant Director, Digi Health andInnovation – Clinton Foundation @Lkombs

How do we unlock the power of digital health in underserved communities?

In the USA:
76% access the internet via a mobile device
91% have cell phones
56% of people own smartphones.
67% of homeless in CA have smartphones

Community Health Transformation Process

  1. Synthesize
  2. Convene
  3. Develop
  4. Leverage
  5. Community Tech Pilot Program

Clinton Foundation is working in US counties where premature death is higher than the national benchmark

Community Health Tech Pilot Program:

  1. Application Process
  2. Digital Solution Selection
  3. Community Matching
  4. Community implementation
  5. Scaling to communities


Wellable in Coachella Valley

Purpose: To help Small/mid enterprises leverage technology to improve employee health and wellness
Program: Leverage data from mobile phones to provide daily health and wellness tips. Challenges to get employees moving
Partners: Wellable matched with 30 local SMEs and United Way of the Desert

CareMessage in Northeast Florida
Purpose: Connect with high risk and hard to reach female patients during child bearing years.Help improve health behaviors.
Program: Case managers from Magnolia Project use CareMessage to improve engagement through text messaging

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