A Phased Approach to Population Health Management
Originally published by Cammack LaRhette, 2011
Population health management is not a one-click approach to managing healthcare. Many parts of an organization need to work together, in order to help employees improve their own health, and to reduce costs for themselves and the plan. While some healthcare organizations prefer to execute a full implementation right out of the gate, others take a phased approach, putting pieces in place one at a time.
Since 2009, Cammack LaRhette has been working with one community healthcare system on a phased method for achieving improvements in employees’ health. The program started with data integration and a customized model of disease management, referred to as Personal Health Management. In the first year, this organization achieved a positive return on investment (ROI) from these services and identified further opportunities for improving the health of its total employee population.
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