Population Health

New NCQA Population Health Programs Push Patient-Centered Care

December 12, 2018 - Patient-centered care and population health management are emerging as two key priorities for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the body announced two new population health programs. The organization has unveiled the Population Health Program Accreditation and the Population Health Management Prevalidation, each with the intention to assess and improve population...

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Distinguishing and Defining Top Patient Engagement Keywords

by Sara Heath

As healthcare professionals continue to focus on patient engagement, they face an onslaught of varying and often confusing terminology. Between phrases that sound the same and phrases that sound like they should mean the same thing, it is...

NYU Unveils Dashboard Displaying Social Determinants of Health

by Sara Heath

The Department of Population Health at NYU Langone has recently launched its City Health Dashboard, which aims to display financial and social data about communities in the country’s 500 largest cities. Specifically, this dashboard...

How Medical Legal Partnerships Support Community Health Projects

by Sara Heath

On a phone call with a legal firm two years ago, Cook County Health & Hospitals Systems (CCHHS) Director of Policy Kathy Chan knew she was on the cusp of bringing community health to the Chicago area through medical legal...

Solving Homelessness to Overcome Population Health Challenges

by Sara Heath

Nearly two years ago, the CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) invested $250,000 to help homeless individuals obtain permanent housing. From the onset, the move had no direct financial benefit...

Using Community Health Partnerships to Address Social Needs

by Sara Heath

In the city of McCook, Nebraska, paramedics visit the homes of patients recently released from the hospital, checking in on their health needs and making sure patients’ homes are suitable for recovery. This community health...

5 Patient Engagement Terms Shaping Value-Based Care

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals are increasingly adopting value-based care models, and turning to strong patient engagement tactics to drive success. However, the language used in patient engagement and value-based care discussions is sometimes...

Payer Patient Engagement Key for Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Despite the fact that one out of two Americans is managing a chronic disease, only half say they are getting enough support from their health payers to help them stay engaged in their health, according to a recent HealthMine...


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