The 2013 HealthLeaders Media Population Health Survey demonstrates that we are in the midst of a profound and widespread transition in our healthcare delivery model. This change requires leadership commitment, investment, and fundamental changes to the care model to be successful. The results of this survey inform a number of key aspects of population health management. However, implementing a population health program is neither easy nor fast. And yet 68% of organizations reported that they were well positioned to be among the partners that a payer will contract with for population heath.
Such optimism is a positive sign, though we know this effort requires significant organizational realignment as well as new programs, resources, and technology. But the payoff is big. The transition from the old transaction-based care model to a population health approach by a well aligned organization focused on care coordination and managing practice pattern variation will be rewarded by improved quality and a lowering of the overall cost of care.
Courtesy of McKesson Corporation.