According to a survey conducted by Numerof & Associates (NA), an overwhelming majority of health care executives see population health management as a way to bolster control of clinical costs, quality and outcomes.
The results were presented in April during the National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) Spring Managed Care Forum.
More than 500 executives participated in the survey in which 95 percent of respondents shared the same view of population health. According to the survey, 74 percent of health care organizations have developed branches to focus solely on population health.
“Population health management will occupy a significant place in the future of healthcare, but the journey, for many, is formidable,” the authors of the study said. “Implementing and achieving success in population health management involves a completely new mindset. Unlike the current model, providers must focus on the entire care continuum—from preventative care programs to post-acute facilities,” according to the authors of the study.”
According to NA Vice President Kimberly White, “one of the challenges organizations face in driving change is physician engagement.”