NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The premise of population health is all about building healthier communities, but how does that manifest itself in the marketplace and help hospitals thrive? As various provisions in the ACA stipulate that hospitals implement population health strategies, hospitals across the country are finding ways to successfully transition between an environment that still reimburses on a fee-for-service basis and a future that requires they oversee the continuum of care for defined populations. Exploring the innovative approaches that some progressive health systems and employers are implementing is the essence of Aegis Health Group’s latest thought paper, “From Patients to Population: Hitting a Bull’s-Eye on the Triple Aim.”
In the paper Aegis covers the common elements that enable consumer engagement early in the care continuum to get them healthy and maintain that connection as they make the transition to loyal patient, and how this approach can impact a hospital’s growth. The paper includes an in-depth look at:
- Key strategies for effective community collaborations.
- Case studies on a large health system’s roadmap to improve population health and a multi-location business/hospital partnership that led to a healthier workforce with key learnings for both.
- The differences in and synergy achievable between Population Health and Patient websites
“Although there is still some uncertainty across the industry concerning the shift in the way care is provided, many healthcare leaders are seeing the value as well as the realization of their strategic Population Health Management plans taking shape,” said Aegis President and CEO Phil Suiter. “These proactive plans address their local consumer population, turning them into engaged patients which should yield dividends as health systems navigate the value- and performance-based world to their advantage.”
Aegis’ thought paper series, which offers insight into hospital leadership and business development challenges, includes among others: “What do Employers Want From Hospitals?,” “Accountable Care, The Focus of Reform,” and “Prescription for Identifying and Growing Physician Leaders.” All are available at no charge on the Aegis website: AegisGroup.com.
Aegis Health Group
Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with proven-effective population health and wellness strategies for 25 years. Its award-winning Population Health Management solutions enable hospitals to grow market share and revenue by identifying and intelligently managing the health risks of local consumers within the community they serve. Complementing this is Aegis’ data-driven Physician Relationship Management strategy, which strengthens alignment between hospitals and their physicians to drive service-line growth, enhance patient care, and provide timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis is available at www.AegisGroup.com or on their blog at www.aegishi4.com.