Karen Handmaker

Karen is an engaging population health management expert with a passion for new models and technologies to improve health and healthcare with the “consumer at the center.”
She is widely recognized for cultivating and maintaining strong, long term multi-level client relationships, strategic planning, thought leadership and industry knowledge. Karen is a recognized speaker, writer and trainer on population health management and primary care transformation. She earned admission into the IBM Industry Academy, is a NCQA PCMH Certified Content Expert, and a longtime member of the Population Health Management Journal Editorial Board.
Karen’s current areas of interest include integrating health and social care, enhancing personalized health and wellness through analytics and machine learning applications, championing and enabling market-driven products and services that produce measurable value across stakeholders.
Karen lived in Hong Kong for six years where she co-founded Fiscal Health, a first-of-a kind local healthcare consulting firm offering a range of services in managed care and health economics Karen received a BA in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT (Phi Beta Kappa) and her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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How to Use Social Determinants of Health to Fix Reimbursements
Healthcare providers can no longer ignore the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in the exam room. Even John… Read More
By July 15, 2019
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On Friday, June 29, near the zero hour, a federal judge ruled [1] that Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver approved… Read More
By August 1, 2018
Reimbursement Follows Respect: Leading States Pay to Address Social Determinants of Health
For too long, the “Social Determinants of Health” (SDH) have been the big elephant in the exam room…. Read More
By February 19, 2018
It’s Compassion, Everyone!
Last week we lost Uwe Reinhardt, the famous health economist at Princeton University, his passionate voice and memorable… Read More
By November 21, 2017