This blog discusses how to deliver population health management and to drive a paradigm shift for health care systems.
A new opportunity has emerged for healthcare systems – the melding of healthcare with wellness to deliver Population Health Management.
One of the major challenges facing healthcare systems today is how to transform the national infrastructure from a volume based to a value based model - better outcomes. Additionally the goal is to provide closely coordinated, higher quality healthcare more cost effectively, while expanding access to services.
This is based on the “Triple Aim” model of healthcare delivery:
• Better care for individuals by focusing on safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity.
• Better health for populations by focusing on “the upstream causes of so much of our ill health,” such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity, substance abuse, unwise behavioral choices, violence and economic disparities.
• Reducing per capita costs.
Attaining this goal, as defined by Dr. Berwick, the former Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require a paradigm shift in the way healthcare is delivered. To drive this paradigm shift, for any healthcare delivery system, will require development of Population Health Management as a core competency for their organization. Developing this competency is a challenge.
To address this challenge, Vector Wellness has developed a three tier Software as a Service Population Health Management Platform that provides the following:
• Corporate wellness programs for hospital employee populations to (1) foster healthier employee lifestyles and (2) develop organizational expertise on how wellness contributes to Population Health Management.
• Support the Healthcare Systems to deliver to employers, in their sphere of influence, comprehensive wellness programs integrated with their Population Health Management strategic deployment and develop new sources of revenue for the Healthcare System.
• Provide the Healthcare System with the tools and platform necessary to support a Population Health Management environment for their patient population including care transition, chronic care management, meaningful use compliance, etc.
The Vector Wellness technology and methodology can drive this paradigm shift for Healthcare Systems. We are uniquely positioned in product offering and expertise to deliver the solution set that healthcare organizations need to embrace Population Health Management. The Vector Wellness digital health technology platform can provide healthcare organizations with the tools and resources they need to embrace the move to patient centered health delivery.