October 16, 2014 Leave a comment
By Fred Goldstein, PHA Executive Director
Bringing you insights, ideas and successes from the large-scale community based population health initiatives to best practices in population health including the new age of analytics, apps and engagement, the PHA Forum 2014 has it all. It’s the go to place to understand population health and what works. It’s not about the fluff or the hoopla, but the substance behind population health. This year we received roughly 70 submissions reviewed by the PHA program committee for our 16 jury awarded presentations. The four tracks will focus on:
You can’t do population health management without data. But what can and should you do with the data, how do you make it actionable? Digital surveys and dashboards, big data machine learning to better target the individual and data for outcomes based payment models are all covered in this track. Get actionable intelligence for your provider group, ACO, or population health management program.
Remember the “Not documented. Not done” hospital mantra, how about “Not Engaged, Not Improved!” Engagement is the buzzword of population health; but how can you improve engagement? From provider/patient engagement to engagement by risk level and the power of incentives, explore how to engage your population.
Culture of Health, reporting and collaboration; sure that makes sense, but what are some of the best strategies to actually do these things? This session will present what works and why, giving you the ideas and tools to improve these critical areas. We can all point to examples of what didn’t work, oh yeah the boss stepped out for a smoke after handing out the wellness awards; learn from those who have documented what does.
Activity Trackers, mHealth, the web and gamification; a few of the new tools and approaches to supposedy create better population health management programs. Talk about buzz and hype, there are new entries every day! Ever ask if anyone has any outcomes data? Look behind the cloud, no pun intended, and remember it’s only going to improve your population health program if if it works These presentations do and that’s the difference!