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From healthcare to health: A proposed pathway to population health


Koch, Ursula; Stout, Somava; Landon, Bruce E; Phillips, Russell S (2016). From healthcare to health: A proposed pathway to population health. Health Care, 4(4):291-297.

Abstract

Innovations in payment are encouraging clinical-community partnerships that address health determinants. However, little is known about how healthcare systems transform and partner to improve population health. We synthesized views of population health experts from nine organizations and illustrated the resulting model using examples from four health systems. The transformation requires a foundation of primary care, connectors and integrators that span the boundaries, sharing of goals among participants, aligned funding and incentives, and a supporting infrastructure, all leading to a virtuous cycle of collaboration. Policies are needed that will provide funding and incentives to encourage spread beyond early adopter organizations.

Abstract

Innovations in payment are encouraging clinical-community partnerships that address health determinants. However, little is known about how healthcare systems transform and partner to improve population health. We synthesized views of population health experts from nine organizations and illustrated the resulting model using examples from four health systems. The transformation requires a foundation of primary care, connectors and integrators that span the boundaries, sharing of goals among participants, aligned funding and incentives, and a supporting infrastructure, all leading to a virtuous cycle of collaboration. Policies are needed that will provide funding and incentives to encourage spread beyond early adopter organizations.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:December 2016
Deposited On:12 Jan 2017 14:34
Last Modified:29 Jan 2017 06:29
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2213-0764
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.06.007
PubMed ID:27693259

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