There is wide agreement on the logic behind population health—that under healthcare reform the focus of a care delivery system should be on keeping patient populations healthy rather than waiting to treat eventual illness—yet many population health programs have trouble advancing beyond the pilot stage. In order to move forward and make systemic improvements, organizations must be able to assume financial and clinical risk and work with partners. This report reveals how organizations are making progress and where they fall short, and how to build effective partnerships to support the delivery of quality care.
Gain insights into key strategies and spending plans, such as the following:
- What are the top areas where healthcare leaders are investing their dollars in the near future to improve population health?
- How did Partners HealthCare develop its own set of metrics that not only address quality and cost, but also lay the foundation for tracking population health management?
- How does your organization’s progress on challenging infrastructure elements, such as care redesign and patient engagement, compare to others?
- How did Mercy Health reduce inpatient days by 24.8% within six months of implementing nurse care coordination?
- What are the variety of roles that partners will play in both providing care and managing finances as risk-based payments become more common?
- How did Crystal Run Healthcare’s variation reduction project bring specialties across the continuum together to set standards based on evidence-based practices?
- Why are new levels of data integration and new disciplines within data analytics required to drive population health efforts?
- How has Partners HealthCare gone beyond Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) performance measures to develop its own effectiveness metrics tied to an internal strategic care plan?
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