Crowded households and hospital admissions; The 3 pillars of population health and how they fit together;

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> Sutter Health has named its new health plan Sutter Health Plus to reflect the Sacramento-based organization's commitment to partnering with patients and the community, Sutter announced last week. Announcement

> In Georgia, Houston Healthcare and The Medical Center of Central Georgia have created a strategic alignment in which both organizations will collaborate but remain independent, they announced today. Statement

> One in 10 admissions to New Zealand hospitals to treat infectious diseases directly result from household crowding, a new study has found. Announcement

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> For emergency operators in New York City, it was back to basics with paper and pencil when a computer system that relays messages to dispatchers--who then send out police, fire and emergency workers--stopped working last month. Article

> Three pillars--analytics, care improvement and patient engagement--are key to population health management, according to Daniel Newman, M.D., chief medical information officer of a Warwick, R.I.-based health information system company. Article

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