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Population Health Management

Preparing for Population Health Management

eyeforpharma

Although there have been modest successes in “bending the cost curve,” healthcare spending in the U.S. continues to reach unprecedented heights.  Over the next decade, healthcare costs are on track to nearly double, going from $2.9 to $5.2 trillion.1  What’s worse is that while the U.S. spends far more per…

Key Considerations for Population Health Management

Becker's Hospital Review

The goal of population health is the systematic and transparent delivery of services to improve the health status of a given population at a prospective price, ultimately delivering better outcomes at lower cost. Population health management reflects a new care delivery model that emphasizes wellness and prevention, and requires new…

Cultural Implications of Population Health Management

Population Health News

The rapidly changing healthcare environment has pushed healthcare delivery organizations to adapt to new regulations, new technology, new customers and new partnerships. Preparing to take on population health management is increasingly on the agenda as providers are challenged to provide better quality at lower cost. To do so successfully will require…

Getting to Population Health

Healthcare delivery organizations are in the midst of a broader industry shift that is forcing all stakeholders – providers, payers, and manufacturers of drugs and devices – to reduce the costs associated with care delivery, and to improve its quality.  The pressure comes in part from recognition that the current…

Payment Reform: A Primer for Taking on Risk

hfm Magazine

Our healthcare system today is broken in large part because of how we pay for it. Our fee-for-service legacy gives providers an incentive to deliver as many exams, tests, and treatments and fill as many beds as possible. But as we know, piling on services does not equate to high-quality…

Toward Population Health Management

H&HN

Unsustainable growth of health costs along with inconsistent clinical outcomes has forced the U.S. to reevaluate how healthcare is delivered.  Healthcare costs have grown from 7.2% of GDP in 1970 to 17.9% in 2009 and 2010.  Despite this spending increase, Americans’ average life expectancy and the efficiency of our healthcare…