At Forward Health, Assessing Impact of Payment Changes Is Simple Math

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between Forward Health Group and Epic, Barbouche says.

Barbouche says the electronic health records software developed by Epic and its competitors can be a “rich data source” and “very important transaction machine” for hospitals and clinics. However, he adds that in some cases, data are “rotting in place in some large vats.”

Meanwhile, leading electronic health records software vendors, including Epic and Kansas City, MO-based Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN), are themselves paying more attention to population health and value-based care.

The outlook appears to be positive for Forward Health Group, given the growing emphasis on population health management and the company’s reputation within that field. According to Forward Health Group materials, its PopulationManager software beat out more than 20 other companies’ products in a recent report compiled by Klas, an industry researcher.

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Jeff Buchanan is the editor of Xconomy Seattle. Email: jbuchanan@xconomy.com Follow @_jeffbuchanan

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