Boston, MA
Apr. 3-4, 2017

Richard Boehler

President and Chief Executive Officer
St. Joseph Hospital, Covenant Health

Richard Boehler presently serves as president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Healthcare, part of Covenant Health Systems, in Nashua, N.H.
Dr. Boehler began his career as an internal medicine physician in Albany, N.Y., in 1983 and has served in progressively responsible healthcare leadership roles over the past two decades, as vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md. and senior vice president and chief medical officer at Kennedy Health System in Voorhees, N.J.

April 3, 2017
2:50pm - 3:20pm
America South – Fourth Floor

Value-based payment models, leveraging population health management to proactively identify gaps in care as a way to improve quality while reducing costs are important for self-insured systems. But knowing where to start is half the battle. Covenant Health Systems, a self-insured not-for-profit health system based in New England, adopted a population health management program to track and manage the health of their employees across three hospitals and affiliated facilities. The health system leveraged data and analytics to strategically identify at-risk patients and proactively manage their care. Covenant Health Systems will discuss the implementation of their employee population health program as a building block for a larger population health program and share results and surprising findings.


Key takeaways

  • Identify the importance of engagement/communication with all stakeholders around the urgency behind a population health program.
  • Explain the critical need to implement a care coordination team that supports the success of the program.
  • Discuss how analysis of claims data, such as pharmaceutical, can provide insight into what causes increased expenditures. 
April 3, 2017
10:05am - 10:45am
America South - Fourth Floor

With newly elected President Donald Trump pushing an agenda to repeal and replace the ACA, healthcare organizations find themselves in a world of uncertainty. What does this uncertainty mean for population health management? How does it affect strategy, purchasing, and implementation? Do you stay the course? Put the brakes on? Or some of both?

Our panel of experts will address this head on. Likewise, in keeping with the panel’s state-of-the-industry format, they’ll also address topics key to pop health success, such as clinical workflow improvement, decreasing utilization, data visualization, choosing vendors, measuring results, and more.

This session will provide attendees with a great overview and set the stage for the sessions to follow.

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