By Jack Beaudoin
According to HIMSS Analytics, more than three out of every four healthcare organizations in the United States have now initiated at least one population health management (PHM) program. Slightly more than 60 percent of the surveyed organizations reported that they had two or more such programs in place, and providers indicated that they are gradually taking on higher levels of risk. At the 2018 HIMSS Global Conference, there were more than 25 population health sessions and a Solutions Lab dedicated to helping the providers navigate and create new PHM programs.
As a data-driven endeavor, population health applies a broad spectrum of healthcare resources to treat specific conditions in clearly defined populations. This approach promises to fulfill the goals of the Quadruple Aim — better care for individuals, better outcomes for populations, greater staff satisfaction and lower overall costs. Read more - download required
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