HIMSS19 Student Case Competition: Analysis of Centura Health’s Population Management Initiatives

In this session, the Big Red Consulting Team from Cornell University’s Sloan Program in Health Administration analyzes and provides sustainable models of growth for the population management tactics employed by Centura Health to reduce patient readmission rates by focusing on workflow, information technology, and community and hospital advocacy in both their rural and metropolitan facilities. This presentation will help attendees:

  • Recognize benefits of Lean Six Sigma to improve patient care
  • Create comprehensive discharge intervention to reduce patient readmissions and increasing costs
  • Compare Comprehensive Primary Care Initiatives by CMS and recognize the benefits of upgrading EHR to meet new CPC requirements
  • Create a targeted incentive program for ACOs to drive healthy behavior/lifestyles in low-risk patients


  • Anand Chaudhari, MHA Candidate, Cornell University
  • Madeline Haftel, MHA Candidate, Cornell University
  • Jean Marte, Student, Cornell University

This presentation is part of the HIMSS Student Case Competition. This Competition provides opportunities for interdisciplinary teams comprised of undergraduate, graduate, residents, and Fellows to demonstrate proficiency in understanding of the vast body of knowledge that comprises health information technology. By analyzing a HIMSS-supplied case study, these teams had the opportunity to “design the future” with an eye towards transformative care. In their analysis, teams are to apply recommendations that support current health information technology practices that involve transformative care while coupling recommendations with advocacy outreach at the Federal and State level.