For the first time in history, the US healthcare system has begun to focus on proactively keeping people well. Leaders have long realized that Population Health Management (PHM) is the most common sense approach to healthcare, and it makes the most fiscal sense over the long term.
Now, with healthcare reform driving change, we’re seeing PHM being adopted by an increasing number of organizations. Putting emphasis on prevention and creating more opportunities for patients to take better control over their health reduces the need for emergency services. Healthier people tend to need expensive care less often.