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The article, Three Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Improve Care Management, by Tamara Cull states
“It’s fair to say that a primary goal of population health management is to move from illness treatment to illness prevention—and to improve health outcomes along the way. Getting there, however, is another story.
Until recently, care management has been a largely retrospective endeavor. While care management tools have done a good job of collecting data on individuals’ diagnoses, visit histories and claims activity, most have fallen short of enabling deep insights into both historical and real-time events.
Going forward, next-generation care management will require organizations to do a better job of understanding and predicting factors relevant to care delivery and outcomes. Payers must be able to transition from thinking about members in terms of existing disease (e.g., diabetes) and instead thinking of them more holistically and prospectively, as unique individuals.
Flexible data strategies will be essential.”
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