Population Health Management: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

Move over disease management: There’s a new kid on the block — and you’ve probably heard of it before. But what are we really talking about when we talk about population health?

Population health management utilizes a variety of individual, organizational and cultural interventions to help improve the health of members. Population health management is the next generation of the older, better-known disease management model, evolving from the days of simply addressing preventable diseases and lowering total plan costs. PHM takes a more comprehensive, strategic approach, with a greater emphasis on population and risk analysis, focusing direct resources on high-cost and high-risk members, individualized health coaching, and continuous data analysis to drive even better results.

MissionPoint Health Partners is observing that when employer-sponsored health plans address both a plan member’s clinical needs and the systemic pressures that are key to shaping healthy vs. non-healthy behavior — and when those needs and pressures are addressed in a manner that meets the unique needs and risk profile of each person — plan members achieve more Healthy Days, and costs are reduced.

Take a look at the infographic for a visual guide to the disease management model of the past — and the population health management model of the future.

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