What is Population Health Management?
Population Health Management (PHM) is a program that integrates clinical, financial, and operational data across a healthcare enterprise, especially in populations with chronic diseases. Health IT resources aggregate patient data across multiple specialties into one single, actionable patient record where providers can assess and utilize to improve clinical outcomes. PHM is becoming a critical aspect of healthcare organizations, large and small, in delivering value-based care. The implementation of a PHM system provides an improved access to care for patients, and promotes better patient engagement that leads to a sense of control over their treatment.