As health care delivery and reimbursement shifts from a volume-based to a value-based business model, providers need to deliver the best possible quality, outcomes and access for the lowest possible cost. Population health initiatives take that perspective further, focusing on the integrated health care needs of specific populations.
Successful integrated health care ventures can not only improve accessibility of care, quality and satisfaction, but also reduce duplication of efforts and costs.
Recent health care reform initiatives have focused on the development of accountable care organizations (ACOs) to deliver integrated care. A model that works for providers, payers and patients alike requires a significant shift in mindset. Four key pillars — strategy creation, network development, practice transformation and care coordination — can help health care leaders successfully make the transition.
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full article published in Population Health News.