May 12, 2014

As payers, providers and employers struggle to come up with new approaches to deliver better, cheaper care, the idea of population health management is gaining ground.  Consultant Kim White, M.B.A. and Research Analyst Christen Buseman, Ph.D., M.P.H., identify specific steps healthcare delivery organizations need to take to make population health a reality in their article titled, The Path to Population Health, published May 12, 2014 in Trustee Magazine.

Kim and Christen discuss the new capabilities required by providers to prepare for greater transparency, increased accountability, and the need to manage variation in cost and quality across the entire continuum of care. They make the point that boards of directors have a critical responsibility to ensure that management delivers progress in getting their organization ready for a new and more challenging business environment.