Weekly News Roundup: August 29, 2019

 

Population Health Management

As value-based care continues to grow, driving innovations and new risk arrangements, population health remains a high priority. In this week’s news roundup: why the right tools matter for succeeding in population health management; uniting social determinants of health and data for population health; and how adult population health is being effectively addressed in pediatric settings.

Succeeding in Population Health Management: Why the Right Tools Matter

The landscape of reimbursement in U.S. healthcare is changing and evolving, spurring increasing urgency for health systems to enter into risk-based contracts. But, despite this momentum, healthcare has lacked a clear definition of population health and well-defined guidelines on how to proceed towards value. Read More

Uniting Determinants and Data for Population Health

How can healthcare organizations better overcome the challenges involved with integrating social determinants of health data into their population health initiatives? Read More

Addressing Adult Population Health Effective in Pediatric Settings

A good place to discuss smoking cessation with adults may be in the pediatrician’s office, according to a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital. Pediatric care settings may be an effective place to address key population health issues, especially among parents who may require more motivation or who may not access healthcare for themselves. Read More

Population Health: Leveraging the Right Technologies for Data Analytics

The healthcare industry holds great hope for population health management-which can be defined as improving outcomes and lowering healthcare costs for a specific group of patients-to help better embrace value-based care reimbursement models. Read More