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The population health management can help healthcare providers to segment the population as high-risk patients.
FREMONT, CA: Population health management is defined as a complete process of offering care and managing healthcare risks of the local population. The population is divided based on access to clinical care, socio-economic background, health status, and quality of care. The data helps the healthcare providers to segment the population as high-risk patients who require timely interferences for stopping the progress of chronic diseases.
Population Health Management has several advantages to healthcare providers.
Mitigate tasks- The data created can assist the healthcare providers in profiling the patients based on their medical history, age, gender, and lifestyle so that they can develop a customized plan for reducing patient risk.
It decreases expense- The healthcare providers can lessen the financial burden by recognizing the right services for every segment of the patient.
Provide value-based care- It helps the healthcare providers with important data that they can utilize to offer better care to the patients. It even allows them to transform from a clinical-based method to a more value-based patient care technique.
How Can Technology Improve Population Health Management?
To apply population health management successfully, healthcare companies must depend on the technologies. Here are some of how technology can enhance population health management.
Improve chronic disease management
With the help of electric health records, healthcare professionals can easily manage chronic patients efficiently. Most of the clinicians have access to the EHR data that is held in different systems. It becomes problematic for healthcare professionals to implement a population health management process for treating patients with chronic disease.
The data available from EHR is unstructured due to which it becomes complicated for the stakeholders to analyze. The healthcare professional can recognize high-risk patients and provide them with customized care if the EHR is optimized with every data related to patients with chronic disease.
Provide preventive care
Chronic patients need screenings and check-ups to stay healthy. Patients without chronic illness can even fall into the high-risk zone if they are monitored continuously. The continuous check-ups and medications can help the patients and prevent them from falling in the chronic area.
Healthcare professionals can utilize big data analytics and predictive modeling for ensuring that the patients do not come under the high-risk segment.