Electronic Medical Records Leave Room for Improvement
Electronic medical records have the potential to reduce or even eliminate error and to allow for powerful analysis—yet they have fallen far short of this potential. In 2009, Michael Barbouche—who had helped to develop the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, a pioneer in public reporting of quality measures—came together with cofounders who shared his vision for a better solution. They founded Forward Health Group with a mission of changing the world by fixing health care.
Better Data for Better Health Outcomes
Forward Health Group’s PopulationManager® platform generates graphically elegant visual explanations of data from medical records, electronic or otherwise. Intuitive and user-friendly, the software presents data in ways that enable, for example, easily identifying at-risk patients, identifying gaps in care, or visualizing previously unseen trends within patient populations.
From the company’s headquarters on Capitol Square in Madison, Forward Health Group’s 35 employees serve clients that include health systems and clinics, large and small, across the U.S. Its system is designed to be adaptable across different data formats and responsive to changes in technology—in other words, a population health management tool that lives up to its potential.