Population Health Management eBook
Sustainable And Continuous Improvement
We hope this short eBook has begun to prepare and motivate your organization for the changes occurring in value-based care and population health management (PHM). As care delivery models and clinician roles continue to evolve, so must provider organization operations evolve from episodic and isolated to holistic and year-round.
Technology is advancing to help a new breed of clinicians efficiently and effectively manage populations in this way. The technology leverages not just electronic health record and claims data, but also comprehensive data aggregated from throughout the care continuum and beyond. Deeper and broader information sets about patients' social determinants of health, behaviors and non-clinical activities, combined with medical information, deliver a complete and insightful perspective to guide care decisions and interventions.
With an up-to-date holistic view of patients outside of the office visit or hospital, automated interventions delivered through the PHM technology platform can be more timely to prevent an adverse event. Consistent and relevant outreach and communication yields strong engagement from patients who likewise feel more connected to providers demonstrating concern about their health throughout the year.
Population Health Management is a new, growing movement in healthcare delivery that is enabling organizations to gain deeper insights into the best and most effective ways to manage their patients and their care plans. It may seem overwhelming at first when implementing PHM into an organization's daily practices, but with advanced PHM technology, clearly defined clinician roles, and efficient insight-driven workflows, organizations can optimize clinical and financial outcomes across their enterprises for many years to come.
“Consistent and relevant outreach and communication yields strong engagement from patients who likewise feel more connected to providers demonstrating concern about their health throughout the year.”
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