Population Health Management: Reducing Risk and Spend Across the Care Continuum - Healthcare's value-based purchasing increasingly favors a population-centric approach to health management, identifying risk across the care continuum. To control costs, healthcare organizations and employers are turning to population health management (PHM), defined as the management of integration and outcome measurements of any program affecting the health and productivity of a specific population or group.

Population Health Management: Reducing Risk and Spend Across the Care Continuum - Healthcare's value-based purchasing increasingly favors a population-centric approach to health management, identifying risk across the care continuum. To control costs, healthcare organizations and employers are turning to population health management (PHM), defined as the management of integration and outcome measurements of any program affecting the health and productivity of a specific population or group.

Although managing patient populations can be challenging, organizations with population health management (PHM) programs have seen many positive impacts on population metrics. For example, Kaiser Permanente is able to manage the health of its population proactively by maximizing patient touchpoints, modifying workflows and creating a safety net for high-risk conditions. #PHM #infographic

Although managing patient populations can be challenging, organizations with population health management (PHM) programs have seen many positive impacts on population metrics. For example, Kaiser Permanente is able to manage the health of its population proactively by maximizing patient touchpoints, modifying workflows and creating a safety net for high-risk conditions. #PHM #infographic

Dual Eligibles - Learn more about this important topic in healthcare. There are about 9 million individuals in the United States eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Care coordination of these dual eligibles has been identified by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as one of the top 10 healthcare priorities for 2013.

Dual Eligibles - Learn more about this important topic in healthcare. There are about 9 million individuals in the United States eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Care coordination of these dual eligibles has been identified by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as one of the top 10 healthcare priorities for 2013.

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Many providers are extremely frustrated with their EHR systems. They are finding that electronic records are more time-consuming than paper.

Many providers are extremely frustrated with their EHR systems. They are finding that electronic records are more time-consuming than paper.

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Population Health Management | athenaCommunicator | athenahealth

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Houston Methodist Hospital, the system’s flagship, is consistently listed among U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals, has expanded its use of PatientTrak.net by adding patient text messaging to its Emergency Department.  The text messaging system is being used in various ways to communicate with patients, letting them know status and when staff is ready to take them into treatment areas.  Houston Methodist uses PatientTrak.net to track thousands of daily patient visits throughout dozens…

Houston Methodist Hospital, the system’s flagship, is consistently listed among U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals, has expanded its use of PatientTrak.net by adding patient text messaging to its Emergency Department. The text messaging system is being used in various ways to communicate with patients, letting them know status and when staff is ready to take them into treatment areas. Houston Methodist uses PatientTrak.net to track thousands of daily patient visits throughout dozens…

Health Orgs Dooming Their "Innovation" To Failure | Healthcare organizations are rapidly trying to reinvent themselves in light of the new rules of the game. One could argue it officially started October 1, 2012 with Medicare’s readmission penalties. People are calling this the “no outcome, no income” era. While it may look the same from the outside, I can’t think of a bigger change facing an industry.

Health Orgs Dooming Their "Innovation" To Failure | Healthcare organizations are rapidly trying to reinvent themselves in light of the new rules of the game. One could argue it officially started October 1, 2012 with Medicare’s readmission penalties. People are calling this the “no outcome, no income” era. While it may look the same from the outside, I can’t think of a bigger change facing an industry.

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