As healthcare organizations must continually deliver value-centric care for the populations they serve, effective population health becomes increasingly important. According to Jonas Varnum, Vice President of Population Health Strategic Services at Health Catalyst, healthcare organizations must rely on data for success in population health, risk-based contracts, and value-based care. In this episode of the Health Catalyst podcast, Owning the Future of Healthcare, Varnum explains how population health decision makers can use data to identify suboptimal care and understand each patient’s specific needs within a system’s populations.
“The goal of population health was to build a better health system.”
“Data and analytics should help us understand if patients are receiving the right care and interventions when they need it.”
“We estimate a trillion dollars is spent on suboptimal care and ineffective processes.”
“Data-based tools enable better population health processes that lead to better results.”