Population health projects have been the mainstay of public health agencies for some time and now, enabled by big data, they are making the move into hospitals and the private sphere. But, asks HIMSS Insights, are they really worth their salt?
“It was hugely expensive,” said Terri H Steinberg, an American Chief Health Information Officer of his organisation’s foray into population health management, during a presentation at the HIMSS Annual Conference in Las Vegas earlier this year. “If there was some other way to do this, it would be nice to save the money.”
“One of our goals,” said Steinberg, “was to implement a recipe for anybody to create a population health management programme. I’d say we succeeded at that.”
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