Speakers

Amy Flaster, MD, MBA

Senior Vice President, Population Health Management, Health Catalyst

Amy is the Senior Vice President of Population Health Management at Health Catalyst, where she works with clients to support their transition to value-based care using a foundation of data and analytics. She concurrently serves as the Associate Medical Director of Population Health Management at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where she oversees care management and employee health. She practices as a primary care physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.Amy has a background in hospital administration at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and co-founded a start-up in the end-of-life care space.Amy completed a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and trained in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Speaker Sessions

12. Population Health, More Important Now Than Ever? An Equity Approach to Supporting Communities

(Population Health, Innovative Data and Analytics Transformation — Course Level: Beginning)

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Mass General Brigham (MGB) chose a strategy of focusing many of their population health efforts on the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Access to data allowed the MGB team to identify hotspots with the highest case rates, so care teams knew where to focus their resources. Teaming up with local governments, MGB provided resources for underserved communities and proactively combatted the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Creating local pop-up COVID-19 testing sites in community health centers, bodegas, etc.
  • Communicating educational messages or opt-in for outreach correspondence via mass texting in ten languages.
  • Scaling a call center to provide screening and referrals based on social determinants of health.
  • Assembling and mailing care kits to patients without masks.

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