Population health management is emerging as a method to support value-based healthcare by aggregating patient information, providing data analysis, and contributing to clinical decision support. Key issues to consider with a laboratory-developed population health management model are discussed, including changing reimbursement models, the use of multidisciplinary committees, the role of specialists in data analytics and programming, and barriers to implementation.
Accura Diagnostic Centre As healthcare transitions to a value-based model, the business strategy for laboratory medicine needs to be reevaluated in terms of clinical and economic valuation. Laboratories can participate in population health initiatives through data analysis of longitudinal laboratory results. Clinical decision support, including prospective risk stratification and identification of care gaps, using laboratory results allows laboratory medicine to deliver population health insights and translational activities. Accura Diagnostic Centre provide recommendations for implementation and examples of how value can be defined and measured with longitudinal data.