Judging Panel Announced for the 2018 $100,000 Hearst Health Prize

NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA--()--Hearst Health, a division of Hearst, and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University, today announced the panel of judges for the national 2018 Hearst Health Prize. The Hearst Health Prize is an annual $100,000 award given in recognition for outstanding achievement by an organization or individual in managing or improving health in the U.S. In 2018, for the first time, up to two finalists will each receive $25,000.

The announcement was made by Gregory Dorn, MD, MPH, president of Hearst Health, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA, dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health. The nine judges for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize are:

  • 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 Value-Based Insurance Design Center, a professor of internal medicine at the School of Medicine, and a professor of Health Management & Policy at the School for Public Health at the University of Michigan.
  • Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD, FCPP, FAAN: A public health executive with experience in health and human services senior management, executive leadership and consulting, Hansen-Turton has founded and led nationally recognized organizations and trade associations. She is president and CEO of Woods Services, the leading population healthcare organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • H. Stephen Lieber, CAE: As president and chief executive officer of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), Lieber has established HIMSS as a leader on issues such as electronic health records, interoperability, technology standards, IT adoption and certification.
  • 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 in the Care Coordination Institute at Greenville Healthcare System. She previously led the Patient Care Model 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.
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP: A nationally recognized health policy researcher and pediatrician, Dr. Simpson is president and CEO of AcademyHealth. Her areas of expertise include translating research into policy; quality and safety of healthcare; health and healthcare disparities; childhood obesity; and science policy.
  • 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 and visiting professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Gail R. Wilensky, PhD: An economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, Dr. Wilensky directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs and served in the White House as a senior adviser on health and welfare issues to President George H.W. Bush. She was also the first chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Her expertise is on strategies to reform healthcare, with particular emphasis on Medicare, comparative effectiveness research and military healthcare.

Full bios can be found at Jefferson.edu/HearstHealthJudges.

“It is an honor to partner with these exceptional healthcare leaders to advance the science of population health,” Dorn said. “This is the third year of the Hearst Health Prize and the work of the judging panel ensures we identify outstanding programs that improve health.”

“My fellow judges and I have an exciting time ahead of us learning more about the population health programs across the country that are making an impact,” Nash said. “We look forward to leveraging the Hearst Health Prize to accelerate the adoption of best practices.”

The Hearst Health Prize is now accepting submissions from organizations and individuals who have demonstrated measurably-improved outcomes in managing the health of a population. The deadline is July 31, 2017. For full details about the Hearst Health Prize, including eligibility, submission criteria and application, and competition rules, please visit www.jefferson.edu/HearstHealthPrize.

The judges, in conjunction with faculty from the Jefferson College of Population Health, will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:

  • Population health impact or outcome, demonstrated by measurable improvement
  • Use of evidence-based interventions and best practices to improve the quality of care
  • Promotion of communication, collaboration and engagement
  • Scalability and sustainability
  • Innovation

Key Dates for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize:

  • July 31, 2017: Closing date for submissions at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT
  • January 2018: Finalists notified
  • March 19, 2018: Finalists will present at a special poster session at the Population Health Colloquium in Philadelphia
  • March 20, 2018: Winner of the $100,000 Hearst Health Prize will be announced at the Population Health Colloquium, along with up to two finalists each receiving $25,000

About Hearst Health:

The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health International, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (www.hearsthealth.com). The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 177 million insured individuals, 60 million home health visits, and 3.1 billion dispensed prescriptions.

About the Jefferson College of Population Health:

The Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) is the first college of its kind in the country. Established in 2008, it is part of Thomas Jefferson University, a leading academic health center founded in Philadelphia in 1824 as Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College). The College is dedicated to exploring the policies and forces that define the health and well-being of populations. Its mission is to prepare leaders with global vision to examine the social determinants of health and to evaluate, develop and implement health policies and systems that will improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life. Jefferson College of Population Health provides exemplary graduate academic programming in population health, public health, health policy, healthcare quality and safety, and applied health economics and outcomes research. Its educational offerings are enhanced by research, publications and continuing education and professional development offerings in these areas.

Contacts

Media:
Hearst
Paul Luthringer, 212-649-2540
paul@hearst.com
or
Hearst Business Media
Lydia Rinaldi, 212-649-2398
lrinaldi@hearst.com
or
Business Contacts:
Hearst Health
Rochelle Abbott, 310-954-5675
rabbott@hearst.com
or
Jefferson College of Population Health
Alexandria Skoufalos, 215-955-2822
alexis.skoufalos@jefferson.edu

Release Summary

Judging Panel Announced for the 2018 $100,000 Hearst Health Prize

Contacts

Media:
Hearst
Paul Luthringer, 212-649-2540
paul@hearst.com
or
Hearst Business Media
Lydia Rinaldi, 212-649-2398
lrinaldi@hearst.com
or
Business Contacts:
Hearst Health
Rochelle Abbott, 310-954-5675
rabbott@hearst.com
or
Jefferson College of Population Health
Alexandria Skoufalos, 215-955-2822
alexis.skoufalos@jefferson.edu