The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged hospitals to develop new approaches to managing patient populations. To effectively manage population health, organizations must balance keeping people in their communities healthy and caring for patients infected with the illness, all amid worsening care disparities and social determinants of health.
Historically, large health care systems focused their population health efforts on optimizing performance in risk-based insurance contracts. However, the worldwide pandemic has caused priorities to shift rapidly. With a dramatic decrease in procedures and in-person visits, population health stands to become increasingly vital in health care delivery to improve outcomes and reduce costs; by utilizing the technology, governance, and infrastructure of existing population health programs, organizations can adapt care delivery to meet emerging patient needs.
So, as providers, how can we overcome the challenges of significant reductions in certain types of utilization, including emergency room visits, paired with the increase in virtual health? And what role does technology play in facilitating better strategies and more effective collaboration with both providers and patients?
Join Cadalys and a select group of senior thought-leading peers to share experience and best practice in population health, to discuss major trends that shape our approaches, and to explore effective strategies we can use to identify and engage high-risk patients.