The goal of population health management is improving the overall health of an entire population. Treating health at a population level typically means focusing on improving environment, social structure, and resource distribution. Family planning programs, for instance, play a major role in population health and are one of the most highly cost-effective interventions in medicine.
I believe the answer is yes. Some have argued that the term should be reserved strictly for referring to geographic populations. But given how widely the term is now used in clinical settings, that is not realistic.
We do not know if today’s population of 7 billion is remotely sustainable, or what the limit is.
What is the smallest thing we can do to help the biggest number of people fastest, opposed to what is the most remarkable thing we can do to help one person sometime in 10 years?
The sage Dr. Patch Adams said that if we treat the disease, we lose; if we treat the patient, we win. To help the patient, we must also address the health of the community.
Economic growth is generally regarded as a goal. But when it's not part and parcel of increasing human happiness, growth can tear us down.
Population health, once an emerging trend, has become a multi-billion-dollar business for the nation’s largest health insurance companies.
Managing populations works in tandem with health insurance industry efforts to shift more payments to doctors and hospitals away from fee-for-service medicine to value-based reimbursement that bases reimbursement on how well providers perform and whether their patients achieve better health outcomes.
Although the term Population Health Management (PHM) has become something of a buzz-word over the past few years, the concept is often unclearly defined and even less well understood. Population Health Management has to do with the organization and management of the healthcare delivery system in a manner that makes it more clinically effective, more cost effective and safer.
The term “population health” has been a buzzword in the health IT lexicon for the past few years. Driven largely by the healthcare industry’s transition from a volumes based model to value-based delivery, population health plays a key role in emphasizing the accountability of outcomes.
The rapid changes of the last five to seven years in policy-level decision making, payment structures, and provider alignment have shifted the focus from care provided and paid for at an individual level, to managing and paying for health care services for a discrete or defined population – an approach known as population management.
For better population health, moving forward may mean looking back. We must recognize that we don’t just pass on genes; we pass on environments. The greatest advances in 20th century life expectancy came from public health and environmental changes—mostly outside the walls of a hospital, and often outside the domain of medicine altogether. The greatest strides in reducing illness in the 21st century—allowing people to live longer, disease and disability-free lives—will require the same.
Population health will not be achieved by a few missionaries. But it can be led by a confederation of public health advocates, organized medicine, government, independent businesses, and patients and families. What seems out of reach is possible when so many players are on the same team.
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Health Happens when all of us matter. Building Healthy Communities partners are changing the odds so that every Californian gets a chance at a long, healthy life by addressing the causes of poor health.
The Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH) strives to generate new solutions to the challenges of an aging society through the conduct of population-based research that promotes healthy aging, longevity, and prevention of disability.
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The mission of the Institute for Population Health Improvement is to create, apply and disseminate knowledge about the many determinants of health in order to improve health and health security and to support activities which improve health equity and eliminate health disparities.
The mission of the Population Health Alliance is to advance the principles of population health improvement, so they become pillars of our healthcare system.
The leading forum on innovations in population health, chronic care and disease management.
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The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
A contrarian, brainy and literature-based resource by Jaan Sidorov that offers jargon-free information, insights, peer-review links and musings from the world of population health, disease management, the medical home, the chronic care model, accountable care organizations, the patient centered medical home, informatics, pay for performance, primary care, chronic illness and health insurance.
Population Health Management provides comprehensive, authoritative strategies for improving the systems and policies that affect health care quality, access, and outcomes, ultimately improving the health of an entire population. The Journal delivers essential research on a broad range of topics including the impact of social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors on health care systems and practices.