Group Practice Journal

October 2016

Ochsner Health System’s Population Health Strategy
2015 Acclaim Award Honoree
An initiative focused on population health is helping this organization overcome a natural disaster and become a high-performing health system.

Publisher’s Comment
Transformative Work
By Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE

Industry Insights
CDC Hypertension Prevalence Estimator: Does It Work in Practice?

In Washington
AMGA Comments on CMS Proposed Rules Regarding Payment
By Garrett Eberhardt

Take the Leap to Leadership
An Interview with Dr. Robert Pearl
We interview one of the most visionary leaders in American health care on the changing landscape and the challenges of leadership.

What Patients Know: Patient-Reported Outcomes
By Elizabeth Ciemins, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
AMGA surveys members on the use of patient-reported outcome measures.

Relearning Obesity Issues
Address Problems at the Source
By Ashok Rai, M.D.
Prevea Health’s weight loss program targets obesity at its very core: insulin overproduction.

HealthPartners: Reaching High in Minnesota
Implementation of the New Medical Marijuana Law
Dr. Art Wineman offers an illuminating look into how a health system functions in a legally unclear area.

Foundation Cornerstone
What Will Health Care Look Like in 50 Years?
By Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.

October 2016 GPJ