Population Health

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Increasing Patient Engagement to Drive Population Health

As the U.S. healthcare system continues to evolve to a value-based model, population health will take on increased importance. Under the current, service-based model, patients tend to only engage their providers when a condition presents itself.  A value-based model seeks to drive regular engagement between patients and providers – not just those who have become …

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Population Health is the Key to a More Efficient Healthcare System

The U.S. healthcare system faces a significant challenge as the proportion of older patients continues to climb, as does the cost of healthcare.  This places an even greater burden on physicians that already feel overworked and are at risk of burnout.  Healthcare regulators and the Federal government recognize the challenge and are helping to drive …

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Why Population Health Programs Need Connected Health

Population health initiatives focus on the health and outcomes of groups of patients.  They can be defined by many variables or combinations of variables, including geography, ethnicity, health or physical characteristics or conditions, employment, or effectively any other differentiating factor.  Dependent upon available data, population health programs seek to correlate health information with other variables …

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The Role of Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD) in Healthcare

In today’s connected society, data is king. In nearly every industry, volumes of data are collected and used to drive business decisions and customer relationships.  Healthcare is no different.  New models for delivering care and managing patient outcomes are dependent on an influx of data to help physicians and patients collectively reach desired outcomes.  Those …

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Big Data Means Big Benefits for Healthcare Providers and Patients

We live in an age where data is used to drive business decisions.  Every company has access to massive amounts of data about their customers, but successful businesses are able to turn that data into actionable intelligence to develop better and more optimized business processes.  The healthcare industry is no different.  In fact, the growth …

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Why Connected Health is Key to Population Health

The concept of Population Health has been gaining momentum over the past few years, and though strategies vary, the concept uses data and analytics to improve health of population groups, while helping create better and more cost effective healthcare delivery.  By collecting and analyzing patient data – both aggregated data about individual patients as well …

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