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Alice Sowinski to Join PHII Team as Director of Program Development

May 20, 2015

Dr. Thomas Wilson is pleased to announce the appointment of Alice Sowinski as Director of Program Development for the Population Health Impact Institute (PHII). Currently the Director of Standards and Research at Schooner Strategies, a premier health care consulting firm, Ms. Sowinski brings several years of experience in population health research, accreditation program design, health care industry survey research and standards development. “I am excited to use my background in various areas of the health care industry to support PHII’s mission of promoting transparency in all areas related to population health,” says Ms. Sowinski.  

This announcement comes in conjunction with PHII’s plans to expand its current certification and accreditation programs. As part of this expansion, Ms. Sowinski plans to work with Dr. Wilson, the Board of Directors, the Steering Committee, and other friends of PHII to incorporate a cost transparency component into PHII’s programs, and create additional levels of certification and accreditation to create additional options for applicants.


Relevant Thought Pieces – Defining Population Health

Relevant Thought Pieces – Defining Population Health

In an effort to share relevant news regarding population health, research methods, transparency and other topics related to our core mission, PHII is encouraging members to share interesting articles as part of a new “Relevant Thought Pieces” blog segment. The first of these relevant thought pieces, recommended by Dr. Tom Wilson, is a recent blog post from Health Affairs entitled, ‘What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Population Health?’.

The term “population health” has received a boost in recent years due to initiatives such as the Triple Aim, which includes improving the individual experience of care, reducing per capita cost of care, and improving the health of populations. However, this ubiquitous usage has led to a definition that is sometimes too broad and ambiguous. The article discusses definitions and determinants of population health, the impact of social inequalities, and suggests employing two separate definitions to provide clarity: using population health management or population medicine when referring to patient populations, and reserving the traditional population health definition for geographic populations, which are the concern of public health officials, community organizations, and business leaders.

Do you agree?

PHII Board Members to Speak on National Population Health Webinar

March 17, 2015

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Breaking the Seal on Drug Research

June 29, 2013

PETER DOSHI walked across the campus of Johns Hopkins University in a rumpled polo shirt and stonewashed jeans, a backpack slung over one shoulder. An unremarkable presence on a campus filled with backpack-toters, he is 32, and not sure where he’ll be working come August, when his postdoctoral fellowship ends.

Transparency Not Enough To Cut Health Care Costs, Experts Say

June 19, 2013

During a Senate Committee on Finance hearing Tuesday, health experts urged lawmakers to look beyond efforts to increase health care transparency -- such as making online health care pricing data more widely available -- to control the increasing cost of health care services, Kaiser Health News' "Capsules" report

Peer to Peer

June 8, 2013

ASK a researcher what annoys him most about scientific publishing, and slowness will come near the top of the list of gripes. It takes nearly six months, on average, for a manuscript to wend its way from submission to publication. Worse, before a paper is accepted by a journal, it is often rejected by one or more others. The reason need not be a fatal flaw in the research; sometimes the work is simply not splashy enough for outlets high up in the pecking order.

Strategic Alliance between AHIMA Foundation and PHII

April 28, 2011

On April 28, 2011, the Population Health Impact Institute (PHII) and the American Health Information Management Association Foundation in (AHIMA Foundation) entered into a “Strategic Working Relationship on the Advancement and Accessibility of Scientific Knowledge in Health Information Management.” The goal of this relationship is to expand the healthcare community's access to timely, evidence-based, actionable best practice information across the various settings and modes of healthcare delivery by making that information accessible and understandable to all.

Join Us For Complimentary Webinar on 3/11 “The Value of Transparency for the Evaluation of Wellness and other Population Health Programs:”

March 11, 2010

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