Dr. Jonathan Niloff, vice president and executive medical director of population health at McKesson.

New reimbursement models being put forth by public and private payers are shifting the clinical and financial risk of patient care to providers. But what if that pool of patients is anyone and everyone who lives in a specific geographic area, not just those who come through the door for care? Welcome to population health management.

To successfully respond to that new challenge, providers must devise new and creative patient care models that extend far beyond their four walls, according to McKesson’s Jonathan Niloff, M.D. Those new care models must be supported by advanced clinical and financial technologies as well as advanced data analytic capabilities to predict a specific prospective patient’s health and financial risk, he says.