Population Health Innovations Deliver Significant Cost Savings and Improved Health Outcomes (HAS18)

Dave Jackson, MBA Chief Technology Officer, Airdrie & Area Health Co-op Shauna Thome Executive Director, Crowfoot Village Family Practice Crowfoot Village Family Practice (CVFP), a medical home to over 25,000 people in Calgary, Alberta, and the Airdrie & Area Health Cooperative (AAHC), an organization serving the city of Airdrie and surrounding areas, will share their population health innovations. Discover how CVFP’s leadership, vision, and values-driven culture resulted in population-based quality improvements: same day access (reduced wait times from 15 to zero days); an estimated $6M in cost savings associated with reduced emergency department usage and hospital length of stay; and improved health outcomes. And, learn how AAHC’s “Smart Healthy Community Project” is expanding beyond just the medical home to the entire community—the municipality, physicians, businesses, schools, churches, and other community organizations. AAHC will discuss how it will leverage and connect its existing infrastructure, and add new technologies and applications to create an open data platform for the community.

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