Measuring Population Health and Healthcare Quality Outcomes
From Concept to Reality
Rebecca Altman and Kristen Geissler write about the value and effectiveness of population health and population health management, sources of data, and the EHR platform.
Measuring the impact and effectiveness of new care models and demonstrating payer value are high priorities for providers who are monitoring and tracking different quality measures. Providers also have increasing incentive related to value-based reimbursement, which can result in significant financial penalties. Understanding the impact of care on patient populations is important, and the need to harmonize quality measures across entities and payers is essential.