2017-2018 Webinar Series


Following the success of last year’s series of educational webinars, the Johns Hopkins ACG System Team will be facilitating new sessions over the next year. The goal of the webinar series is to provide ACG System users from across the globe the opportunity to share their work with like-minded people. We will hear speakers from several countries including the U.S., the U.K., Israel, Sweden and South Africa.

There is no cost to attend the webinar series, but each session requires a free registration.


Session 8

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Topic: Inter-Relationship Between Frailty & Multimorbidity in East Berkshire, UK

Speaker:  Alan Thompson, MSc
Director of User Support, ACG System


About the Speaker:
Alan joined the ACG System Team in April 2013. In his role as Director of User Support, Alan’s primary responsibilities include supporting users, collaborators, and team members in maximizing the use of the ACG System. He also coordinates the UK Team in facilitating applications of the ACG System in the UK NHS.

A registered nurse by background, Alan has over 30 years’ experience in the UK National Health Service (NHS) in clinical, operational and project management posts within hospitals and primary care.  He has a keen interest in the use of information to support managerial and clinical decision-making and to inform improvements in the provision of patient-centred services.

Between 2010 and 2013, Alan led a project to implement the ACG System across 600 GP Practices in the south of England. This role supported clinicians in optimizing the use of risk stratification information to inform clinical programs such as case management and integrated care teams. He also worked with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to use risk stratification to support commissioning activities.

As a firm believer in sharing experience and expertise across the NHS, he established both the Southern England and national UK ACG System User groups to facilitate conversations and shared learning among NHS users of the ACG System.

About the Webinar:
There is a great deal of focus on the issue of frailty in the English National Health Service. Whilst it is true that resource use increases with an increasing degree of frailty, this presentation will demonstrate that not all frail patients are high cost and not all high cost patients are frail. The importance of this analysis is that it highlights the need to:

  • Undertake a thorough analysis of population health needs to understand the relationships between different segments of the population and to identify the characteristics of segments that are related to high cost and high resource use
  • Choose the right algorithm or case finding technique to identify the segment of the population that you want to make an impact upon



Materials from Previous Sessions

Session 1 – Patient selection based on segmentation and predictive modeling in the Comprehensive Care for Multimorbid Adults Program (CC-MAP)

Session 2 – Visualization & use of the ACG System in the military health system

Session 3 – Risk adjusted resource allocation in Sweden

Session 4 – Supporting population health management in Baltimore city 

Session 5 – Case mix adjustment in primary care

Session 6 – Provider profiling and engagement

Session 7 – Population segmentation (Medicare Advantage)

Session 8 – Frailty and Multi-Morbidity


The webinar series explores various topics including:

  • Population health profiling and segmentation techniques
  • Patient selection based on segmentation and predictive modeling
  • Risk-adjusted resource allocation
  • Risk-adjusted performance measurement
  • Recalibration of predictive models
  • Developing new predictive models
  • Methods for visualizing ACG System data

Each 30-minute webinar includes 20-minutes of presentation and 10-minutes of Q&A.

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