London panel to debate ground-breaking US care initiatives ahead of radical UK shift in population health

story highlights: 
  • Panellists will hold a public discussion at 3.15pm on 3rd March 2015, on the main open stage at London Olympia, during UK eHealth Week
  • Title of panel: “Two nations separated by surprisingly little: Comparing US and UK approaches to population health.”
  • Members of the panel include: Mike Farrar, Nancy Mamo, Beverley Bryant, Wayne Parslow

LONDON, UK - (HealthTech Wire / News) - Ground-breaking examples of population health management are to form the foundations of a key panel debate in London this March, before the phenomenon delivers widespread joined-up, patient-centred and predictive care in a way never before seen in the UK.

Panellists from both sides of the Atlantic will hold a public discussion at 3.15pm on 3rd March 2015, on the main open stage at London Olympia, during UK eHealth Week, entitled: “Two nations separated by surprisingly little: Comparing US and UK approaches to population health.”

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens and a range of other government ministers and healthcare officials will also be presenting at the eHealth Week event.

The panel will include senior UK healthcare voices and will explore real examples from Rhode Island in the US, where Blue Cross and Blue Shield is pioneering in the use of population health management to deliver predictive insights and opportunities for early intervention among patient cohorts. In essence they are planning the future of health delivery and taking responsibility for all the health needs of their patients.    

With the NHS now embarking on a five year period of significant change in very similar directions, the panel will examine what embracing population health management really means and why it represents a significant shift from healthcare approaches that have endured for hundreds of years.

Wayne Parslow, panel member and UK general manager at MedeAnalytics, which has been working with NHS hospitals and clinical commissioning groups in the UK, as well as healthcare bodies in the US, said: “Imagine being able to forecast the total care needs of every individual in a community, understanding their health priorities, their outcomes and experiences and being able to confidently target early intervention for patients so their future health is planned for in the most effective, personalised and beneficial way.

“Simon Stevens’ Five Year Forward View has given the NHS permission to innovate as it redesigns services in order to achieve this. As we embark on a radical journey of integrating services across the spectrum of health and care into single organisations responsible for the entire health outcomes of patient populations, we have a responsibility to share lessons with other countries and learn from where this is already being done, in order to deliver the very best for patients.”

Members of the panel include:
Mike Farrar (chair) – Mike Farrar is an independent management consultant and former chief executive of the NHS Confederation. He was chief executive of the North West England SHA from May 2006 to April 2011. He was previously chief executive of West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Strategic Health Authorities, chief executive of Tees Valley Health Authority and head of primary care at the Department of Health.

Nancy Mamo – Nancy Mamo is managing director for population health analytics at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI). BCBSRI covers more than 600,000 members in the US. The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 105 million members.

Beverley Bryant – Beverley Bryant is director of strategic systems & technology at NHS England. Her role is to set the national direction for NHS technology and informatics and stimulate technology leadership and innovation across the NHS in England. She is the SRO for a number of NHS England commitments including integrated digital care records, NHS e-referrals, digital primary care and electronic prescriptions.

Prior to joining NHS England she was managing director of health at Capita. She has undertaken various change, performance improvement and operational roles in the big-five consulting companies, Department of Health and the NHS and her most notable achievement was the creation of NHS Choices in 2007. Her background expertise includes over 12 years of IT-enabled change in roles that include business and systems analysis and technical design authority.

Wayne Parslow – Wayne Parslow has more than 29 years’ experience in IT and is well-known for raising the profile of new technologies within the NHS and across Europe. He was appointed as UK general manager at MedeAnalytics in 2013. Previously he was VP EMEA for Harris Healthcare.

Additional panellists may be announced closer to the event.


Source: HealthTech Wire



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