February 25, 2014

Population Health Management: Learning from Your Own Hospital Employee Population

As healthcare providers establish strategies for new risk-based contracts with payers, some are leveraging their own employee population as a way to enter into population health management and accountable care. This employee population provides a data-rich environment to build an analytics infrastructure and care management foundation to address the financial risk and clinical integration required to manage the health of other patient populations in the future.

Covenant Health System, a not-for-profit hospital system based in New England, is one such organization implementing an “employee ACO” for its 7000 employees to manage healthcare costs and improve the overall health of its employee population. At the same time, Covenant is developing a competency in population health management before launching into broader ACO arrangements with other payers and employers.

In this webinar, the CEO from St. Joseph Healthcare (the flagship Covenant facility), shares the Covenant strategy on taking an incremental approach towards population health management and laying the foundation to become a stronger partner in future risk-based arrangements with payers.

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