So what is Population Health Management, and how is innovation driving improvements in its practice?
Population Health Management (PHM) can be defined as managing the health outcomes of a group of individuals, where medical care is only one of many factors that affect those outcomes. Other factors include public health interventions, aspects of the social environment (income, education, employment, social support, and culture) and of the physical environment (urban design, clean air and water), genetics, and individual behavior.
At the provider level, the Care Continuum Alliance has proposed defining PHM as having three core components:
1. Central care delivery and leadership roles of the primary care physician
2. Critical importance of patient activation, involvement and personal responsibility
3. Patient focus and capacity expansion of care coordination provided through wellness, disease and chronic care management programs.
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) outlines PHM principles and best practices as:
· Planning for population health
· Data collection, storage, and management
· Population monitoring and stratification
· Patient engagement
· Team-based interventions
· Outcomes measurement
5:30 – 6:00 Networking, food, refreshments
6:00 – 6:15 Community announcements
6:15 – 6:30 Key Note: PHM and Innovation
Wellesley Chapman, MD
Group Health Medical Director, Innovation & Development
6:15 – 7:30 Moderated Panel discussion and audience Q&A
Topic: How is PHM being performed and what innovations, current or prospective, are needed to improve its practice?
· Wellesley Chapman, MD, Group Health Medical Director, Innovation & Development
· Angela Marith, Group Health Director, Population Health Management
· Martin Levine, MD, Iora Primary Care Medical Director
· Shawn West, MD, Premera Medical Director of Provider Engagement
7:30 – 8:00 Networking
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