With the high demand for cost accountability, population health strategy must inevitably become a vital component of the business strategy for healthcare organizations, according to an article published by Managed Healthcare Executive.
According to Sarah Thomas, managing director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, health organizations have rated investment in population health analytics as a high priority, based on a May 2017 survey of hospital CEOs.
“In the next year, investments in population health and in the tools necessary for effective population health management are expected to increase,” Thomas says. “As traditional fee-for-service payments give way to value-based care reimbursement models, health systems and health plans will increasingly focus on population health.”
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