Fresenius Medical Care North America, an organization that provides healthcare for patients with kidney failure and other chronic conditions, recently signed a multiyear agreement to license software developed by Madison, WI-based Forward Health Group.

Michael Barbouche, founder and CEO of Forward Health Group, says his company will begin installing its population health management software in clinics owned and operated by Fresenius later this year.

Forward Health Group’s digital tools are designed to allow users to pool patient data from different sources, such as claims sent to insurers, clinical documentation, and labs. With all of this information in place, users of Forward Health Group’s software can group patients into specific populations based on their symptoms, diagnoses, and other attributes. Doing so could allow the company’s customers—which include networks of hospitals and clinics, as well as research groups like the American Heart Association—to identify patients most at risk of congestive heart failure, for instance, and attempt to stop them on their progression to chronic disease. Read the full story here.