8 tips for supporting your population health management programs

Provider organizations have almost too many options when it comes to finding population health management expertise and system support, including analytics, data aggregation, clinical workflow/care management, and patient engagement. With the market expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2018* , it’s not surprising that new vendors pop up practically daily, or that existing vendors are beefing up their solution portfolios to capitalize on the opportunity. As providers’ wish lists continue to grow—driven in part by government initiatives and commercial payers’ programs—system selection starts to take on the overwhelming feel of a second EMR implementation. This is causing providers to hesitate just when they need to act.

In this new checklist, we’ve distilled some essential advice for organizations at any stage of their risk management journey, such as:

  • Recognize that data quality is more important than data quantity
  • Expect to get smarter over time, and plan accordingly
  • Show your physicians the numbers, and what drives the numbers

Keep in mind these simple but often overlooked tips and you’ll be proceeding on your journey to value-based healthcare with eyes wide open.

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