Population health adoption is proceeding steadily, with providers exploring risk-based models and receiving increasing risk-based net patient revenue.
Healthcare providers are continuing a slow-but-steady embrace of population health management, with the majority of providers either involved in formal programs or pilots.
For example, a combined 75% of respondents in our 2017 HealthLeaders Media Population Health Survey say that they are either fully committed and underway or have an experimental or pilot program underway for managing the overall health of a defined population, nearly the same response as in last year's survey (76%).
And while the percentage of respondents saying that they are fully committed and underway (53%) is up six percentage points and participation in experimental or pilot programs (22%) is down seven points, these modest changes in response are within the survey's margin of error.
But, as we delve further into the population health management story, survey results show increasing momentum in risk-based population health revenue.
For example, 40% of respondents say that 25% or more of their organization's net patient revenue is attributed to risk-based population health management activities, up 18 percentage points from last year's survey.
Jonathan Bees is the senior research analyst at HealthLeaders Media.