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Forward Health Group, Inc.

We transform your health data into fuel to manage populations of patients driving improvements in both financial and patient outcomes.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Madison, WI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2009
  • Employees 17
  • Website

Company Summary

FHG's PopulationManager® helps transform data from disparate sources into fuel to manage populations of patients, driving improvements in the quality outcomes equated with both clinical improvement and financial success. Customers include The Guideline Advantage™, an alliance of the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association, Hennepin Cty Med Ctr, Martins Pt Healthcare and the American Med Assoc.


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    Michael Barbouche

    A mathematician formally trained in health services research, he has over twenty years of health care experience, with an acute focus on data. Applying the principles of set theory, he has invented new data models for the health care industry that maximize the harvest and yield of clinical results, regardless of health IT infrastructure. A frequent advisor on data strategy, he has proved that lower costs/higher quality begins with a denominator.

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    John Studebaker, MD, MS
    Chief Medical Officer

    John is a practicing pediatrician with post-graduate training in medical informatics. He has experience in analyzing and evaluating health information systems and implementing health information systems in clinical settings. He served as the medical director for Oklahoma’s largest Medicaid clinic for five years.

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    Sean Thomas, MD
    Chief Technology Officer

    Sean is an internist with post-graduate training in medical informatics. Prior to joining FHG, he was a physician on the Clinical Informatics Team of Epic, a leading developer of Electronic Health Record software. He was the lead physician during the implementation of the EpicCare EHR product at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, Assistant Professor and Chief of the Division of Medical Informatics for the Dept of Medicine.


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