Perfecting population health

The Importance of Addressing Population Health for Payers and Providers

While most healthcare leaders understand how to address population health and share many goals, they employ differing approaches and strategies for different populations.

In a partnership with Modern Healthcare Custom Media, Envolve is exploring the varied approaches healthcare executives take to improve member health by addressing larger population health issues. The resulting study included a survey of more than 600 payers and providers, and is designed to explore population health challenges and actions that organizations are undertaking to address their effect on member outcomes.

 

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Perfecting Population Health Survey Brief

A recent survey found that while healthcare executives employ different approaches to addressing population health issues, most have centered their efforts on influencing the health of their members outside conventional clinical environments. This study offers important insights about how healthcare organizations approach population health management and their strategies for improving the health of their members.

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Advice in Action: Trends and Best Practices in Influencing Patient Behavior

Today, healthcare organizations are assuming more responsibility — and risk — for managing overall member health. According to a recent survey, that’s driving payers and providers to look for effective ways of influencing the behavior of people they serve so they’ll make good choices for their own health. This article outlines the steps healthcare executives are taking to address population health issues by influencing individual behavior.

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Diabetes in Depth: The Case for Comprehensive Diabetes Management 

Healthcare executives agree that cultivating effective care coordination programs that bring payers, providers and patients together to address diabetes is key to combating a disease that’s reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.—affecting more than 30 million Americans. This article examines their strategies for promoting the management of diabetes to overcome care coordination obstacles and improve population health.

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About Our Survey

Modern Healthcare Custom Media, on behalf of Envolve Health, commissioned Signet Research, Inc., an independent company, to conduct a survey of healthcare professionals. The objective of this study was to understand how healthcare organizations approach population health management, including challenges they may encounter in efforts to improve health indicators for their patient populations.

An initial email was broadcast on May 28, 2019 by Modern Healthcare and delivered to 65,381 healthcare professionals who are Modern Healthcare subscribers asking them to click on a URL and participate in a survey. On May 30, 2019, a second email was sent to 65,830 of those healthcare professionals; and on June 5, 2019, a third and final email was sent to 67,989 health care professionals to encourage response. By the closing date of June 7, 2019, 640 returns had been received for a 0.9% response rate. The base used is total answering each question. The findings of this survey may be accepted as accurate, at a 95% confidence level, within a sampling tolerance of approximately +/- 3.9%.