Category Archives: by Joel Hoffman

Using population metrics to fine-tune your health system

As more and more provider organizations take on the risk associated with attributed populations, they will need to develop capabilities around reviewing and analyzing data. In my last post, I shared how patient-level metrics can impact quality of care. In this post, I’ll discuss how population-level metrics can help health systems focus on critical needs […]
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Applying patient-level metrics in population management program

The trend of providers taking on care coordination functions that have typically been the domain of payers is an encouraging one. Care coordination is a natural role for provider organizations, who can further their role as change agents for the many patients who need to get engaged in their own health. Care coordination relies on […]
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ACOs Experience Unintended Consequences of Healthcare System Safeguards

We all are aware of the promise of ACOs.  By enabling physicians to manage the health of the population, the achievement of the triple aim (i.e., better care for individuals, better health for the population and lower growth – or a reduction – in healthcare expenditures) would finally be within reach.  Payers have proven over […]
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