Hearst Health & Jefferson College of Population Health Introduce the Hearst Health Prize
The Hearst Health Prize, in partnership with the Jefferson College of Population Health, is a newly created program in which a $100,000 cash prize will be awarded in recognition of an organization’s or individual’s outstanding achievement in managing or improving population health. Entries are open to organizations, individuals, or institutions who have demonstrated proven outcomes in managing or improving the health of a population, through pioneering programs that may incorporate areas such as technology, care delivery, processes, care guidance, and more.
Applications will be vetted by the Jefferson College of Population Health and a distinguished panel of judges. Judges will evaluate submissions based on the program’s:
- Population health impact or outcome, demonstrated by measurable improvement
- Use of evidence-based interventions and best practices to improve the quality of care
- Scalability and sustainability
- Promotion of engagement, collaboration and communication
- Nancy-Ann DeParle, JD: Widely considered one of the nation’s leading experts in healthcare policy, management and financing, DeParle led the Obama administration’s successful effort to enact the Affordable Care Act and managed its initial implementation. She is a founding partner of Consonance Capital Partners, a health care private equity fund that invests in innovative health care companies. DeParle is also a director of CVS Health and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).
- A. Mark Fendrick, MD: A nationally recognized expert on value-based insurance design, Dr. Fendrick’s work focuses on connections between clinician payment, consumer engagement, access, quality and costs. He is the director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and a professor of internal medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Management & Policy at the University of Michigan.
- Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS: A leader in leveraging technology to improve the quality and safety of care delivery, and recently recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in healthcare, Dr. Gandhi is president and chief executive officer of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). She was formerly the executive director of Quality and Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and chief quality and safety officer at Partners Healthcare.
- H. Stephen Lieber, CAE: President and chief executive officer of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), Lieber is an established HIMSS leader on issues such as electronic health records, interoperability, technology standards, IT adoption and certification.
- Mark McClellan, MD, PhD: A senior fellow and director of the Initiatives on Value and Innovation in Healthcare at the Brookings Institution, Dr. McClellan is a renowned policy expert and health economist committed to public policies and systems that improve population health. Dr. McClellan is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- David B. Nash, MD, MBA: Named the founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (formerly Jefferson School of Population Health) in 2008, Dr. Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development and quality-of-care improvement.
- Valinda Rutledge, MBA, MSN: A devoted proponent of quality improvement, innovation and accountability in healthcare delivery, Rutledge has held a variety of CEO positions within various hospitals and healthcare systems. Currently she serves as vice president of Public Payor Health Strategy at the Care Coordination Institute, Greenville Healthcare System. She previously worked within the Patient Care Models Group at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
- James M. Schibanoff, MD: A consultant to Hearst Health and former editor-in-chief of the Milliman Care Guidelines (now MCG) from 1998 until 2012, Dr. Schibanoff supervised editorial and peer review of care guidelines and analysis of the evidence used to inform their development. Prior to Milliman, he served as the CEO of Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.
- Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA: Acclaimed for his experience in identifying and evaluating high-quality health programs and interventions, Dr. Smith was the founding president of the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) and former executive vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is a professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.
Notable dates for the 2015 Hearst Health Prize:
- October 23, 2015: Closing date for submissions
- January 2016: Finalists notified
- March 7, 2016: Finalists will present at a special poster session at the Population Health Colloquium in Philadelphia
- March 8, 2016: Winner of the $100,000 Hearst Health Prize will be announced at the Population Health Colloquium
Learn more and get full details including eligibility, submission criteria and application and competition rules.