Population Health Management (PHM)

Population Health Management (PHM) is the aggregation of patient data across multiple health IT resources, the analysis of that data into a single and actionable patient record, and the actions through which care providers can improve both clinical and financial outcomes.

Why should you worry?

Traditionally, healthcare has been rather disconnected across settings and providers, from both IT and process perspectives. This makes it challenging to achieve coordinated care, often to the detriment of the patient.

A Population Health approach is patient centered and goes back to the goals of what providers and payers all want to do well. That is why PHM is getting some serious attention.

ACA (Accountable Care Act) – The major driver of population health, with the payment structure moving to value based care.

Improvement based rewards in a population’s health, instead of rewards for using resources on a per person basis.

CMS aims to link almost 50 percent of Medicare fee-for-service to alternative payment models by 2018.

ACOs if not analyzing data correctly, will find routing patients to care givers challenging.

Benefits you have!

Every innovation aimed at reducing cost or improving quality, implicitly has the patient as the primary beneficiary. Below are some of the key benefits that they stand to derive from such a solution:

What a care management solution should do?

How can we help?

Nalashaa has been working with HIT vendors for a while now and realize the necessary ingredients to maintain quality of care throughout the care continuum. An understanding of the ecosystem and end user idiosyncrasies is imperative for a PHM solution.

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