CSC Point of View: Population Health Enablement
The rapidly changing healthcare environment, characterized by aging populations, chronic disease and new therapies mean that healthcare providers are looking to new models of care.
Today’s changing healthcare environment — characterized by aging populations, increasing levels of chronic disease and the emergence of new therapies — means that healthcare providers need to shift to transformational new models of care. Fundamental to this shift will be an increased focus on actively managing population health, both by coordinating care inside the system and across traditional system boundaries, and by maximizing the power of data.
To succeed in this environment, healthcare providers are:
- Testing new ways of restructuring their care-delivery systems
- Moving away from “fee for service” as they gain an understanding of the new economics of reimbursement
- Building Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to improve care integration and coordination
- Exploring analytics to provide population- wide health insights, and seeking faster ways to integrate data