Population Health Management
Population Health Management is taking accountability of a defined population in an approach known as the Triple Aim:
- Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction)
- Improving the health of populations
- Reducing the use of inappropriate health care resources, thereby lowering costs
This is a shift from traditional health care that focuses on sick care. Instead of caring for one patient at a time, health care providers are held accountable for a defined population of patients throughout the continuum of care. This means that mental, physical, spiritual, and socio-economic needs are taken into consideration whether the individual is actively seeking care or not. Population Health Management includes utilization of all available methods, data, and means in order to understand and improve the health statuses of a population of patients.
How does Affinia Health Network help practices to achieve population health?
- AHN Practice Coaches focus on an office’s individual data, along with best practices, to transform the care delivery system and processes
- AHN is a data driven organization, leveraging data from a robust regional registry
- Care Management
- AHN participates in innovative programs that help to achieve transformation of care delivery and payment systems