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 7

When: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Topic: Population Segmentation

Speaker:  Sarah Kachur
Director, Population Health R&D, Johns Hopkins HealthCare Business Lead, Population Health Precision Medicine

Sarah Kachur, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, is Director of Population Health Research and Development at Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC). She is responsible for internal and external research projects using claims data, analytics and outcomes evaluation for JHHC population health programs, and development of new population health strategies within the health system. In addition, she chairs the JHHC Data Sharing Committee and retains her leadership roles in pharmacy initiatives for federal grant programs. Dr. Kachur brings extensive experience in initiatives to improve adherence and medication safety. Prior to her current role, she served as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at JHHC where she was responsible for ensuring cost-effective medication use including formulary development, benefits administration, and medication adherence and quality programs. She has experience leading a single-provider lock in program for controlled substance medications. She has successfully implemented programs to improve adherence to asthma, COPD and diabetes medications as well as comprehensive medication therapy management and polypharmacy initiatives.



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


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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