Defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, population health has given rise to a flurry of analytic solutions driving hospitals and providers to understand big data in new ways. From visualizing risk to clinical efficiency, these platforms are designed to look beyond the health of one to predict better health for all.
Jonah Comstock grills Ryan Howard on patient engagement and Practice Fusion’s role as an EHR in driving population health.
Jacob Reider, Cheif Medical Office at US Department of HHS, leads a panel discussion on the challenges and the future of EMR design featuring major players Cerner, athenahealth, Practice Fusion, and Allscripts.
We’ll take a look physician adoption of clinical groupware, including online encounters and patient communication, and examine what type of technology use will qualify as part of “meaningful use.” Moderated by: Julie Murchinson from Health 2.0 Accelerator, and featuring Howard Steinberg (Chief Executive Officer, dLife), Ellen Badinelli (Chief Enthusiast and Owner, ScanAvert), Alexandra Drane (President, Eliza), Mike Kirkwood (Chief Executive Officer, Polka), Erick Von Schweber (Executive Co-Chair, SurveyorHEALTH), and Matt Parker (Vice President, DestinationRx).
Robert Rowley, Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR online. In 2010 it had 30,000 users, which has grown to over 100,000 today in 2012. Here Robert demonstrates the capabilities of Practice Fusion, which speaks for itself as to why it is succeeding as one of the most-used EHRs out there.
Ryan Howard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion offers a free ad-supported SaaS-based EMR and practice management system for docs. Ryan founded the company four years ago and they’ve grown to nearly 40,000 users (including 20,000 physicians). In 2010 cloud-computing giant Salesforce.com invested, and PracticeFusion has rolled out sharing and patient-facing applications.
Ryan Howard, CEO, Practice Fusion
It’s tough to remember the doubt that greeted Ryan four years ago when he announced that Practice Fusion would offer a free ad-supported SaaS-based EMR. With backing from Salesforce.com and a partnership with Dell, they’re now at 40,000+ users, and have just opened their API to other developers—including in a very successful challenge to the Health 2.0 community. You’ll see some of that integration in this session. No-one’s laughing any more, except Ryan and his team!
Health 2.0 is not just about technology. In this panel we will be showing the latest advances in Health 2.0 tools for clinicians–and how they’re working together–and we’ll also be looking at examples of programs that have incorporated Health 2.0 technology into clinical and business operations. What results have they shown and how have those partnerships begun to reform care delivery?
Edwin Miller, VP of Product Management, Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion’s business model–free EMRs to doctors, and its ”Live in Five” (as in minutes not months) ease of use have seen wild growth in their numbers. Over 100,000 accounts and 5,000 doctors are meaningful users. Edwin, who previously led EMR development at athenahealth, is working on making that physician interface even easier. This demo was part of “The Doctor Will See You Now: Health 2.0 in the MD’s Office (Part 1)” panel at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 conference.