Population Health Management Tools
Population Health Management Overview
What Are Population Health Management Tools?
Population Health Management (PHM) Software integrates data across healthcare IT systems and stores and aggregates patient data for analysis. These tools provide a large patient data resource and set of analytic tools to better predict and manage illnesses and diseases. Another function of PHM software is to facilitate care delivery across a population.
These products aim to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the practice and improve the quality of individualized patient care. The accessibility and integration of data leads to better prediction of individual health risks, and a more accurate big picture analysis of community health trends.
Population Health Management platforms are utilized by health care providers and universities alike. The software's data analytics capabilities can be used to increase quality and cost-effectiveness of care as well as research health trends within a community.
Fee-For-Service vs. Value-Based Models
The cost-of-care analysis in the healthcare industry at large is shifting. Parallelling the changes within the industry, Population Health Management tools are becoming more compatible with value-based care models as opposed to more traditional fee-for-service systems. Although, many vendors still operate under the fee-for-service standard. Each model alters the cost-of-care analysis performed by the PHM software. As such, it is a feature that should factor into purchasing decisions.
Under the conventional fee-for-service (FFS) model, healthcare providers get reimbursed for costs by insurance companies or the government based on the individual services or procedures they order. Each service - including doctors visits, surgery consultations, treatments, and procedures - are billed separately as per patient per visit items. All of these items are then covered by third party payers, even if the service was not necessary or valuable to the patient.
In contrast, the value-based care model factors in the quality of service/procedure being provided and overall health outcome of the patient when calculating cost. This newer approach to healthcare provision emphasizes a more holistic approach to treating patients and coordination and communication between physicians across departments. Healthcare practitioners may receive incentive payments for successful treatment and providing better quality care to patients under this model.
PHM Features & Capabilities
Data aggregation services
Integration with EMR and EHR software
tracking utilization of services
patient risk stratification
test and treatment reminders
patient engagement and outreach
Most vendors do not openly disclose their prices but provide quotes upon request.
Population Health Management Products
Cerner offers their population health management software platform, HealtheIntent, their cloud-based data reconciliation and population stratification platform to provide a comprehensive population health management solution.
IBM acquired Phytel in 2015 and so now provides healthcare analytics management, or healthcare population management, capabilities via this acquisition (BI capabilities supplied by IBM Watson). Phytel also includes patient engagement and messaging capabilities to encourage healthful behaviors, etc.
Allscripts Population Health Analytics™ delivers point-of-care insights for population health management. Clinicians can use data from across care settings to stratify populations, reduce risk and improve outcomes. Allscripts Population Health Analytics turns data into methods for early identifi...
Healthcare specialist software and research company offers McKesson Population Manager, a software platform for healthcare providers wishing to pool patient data and create an integrated clinical network with a coherent population health engagement strategy with improved capacity for value-based ...
Trilliant Health, headquartered in Tennessee, offers their flagship population health management platform and healthcare CRM, which combines advanced health data analytics and the Trilliant iCRM, or intelligent CRM, which uses patient data to provide better healthcare and assist with patient acqu...
e4 health HealthMap is a population health management solution emphasizing proactive research and acquiring new data points via its LifeReach survey which is part of its employee-focused health management and outreach platform. The platform is owned and supported by New Directions Behavioral Heal...
GSI Health in Philadelphia offers GSIHealthCoordinator, the company's flagship population health management software which emphasizes "whole person" healthcare integrating cross-discipline knowledge and providing interpretable data drawn from disparate systems drawn into a unified and coherent wh...
i2i Population Health in Tennessee offers i2iTracks, their flagship population health management software emphasizing data centrality and integration with disparate EMRs and patient management systems, with the goal of improved delivery of individualized healthcare.
Philips Wellcentive (a subsidiary of global healthcare and electrical company Philips since the 2016 acquisition) offers a population health management platform featuring data management (i.e. data normalization into a single longitudinal record), data insights, improved care management with bett...
Caradigm from GE Health is a population health management software provider offering a wide range of features. For data control Caradigm presents the Caradigm Intelligence Platform, the Caradigm Open Exchange, and the Caradigm Enterprise Master Patient Index that combine to present a comprehensi...
3M offers their 360 Encompass System which provides a wide range of healthcare data features, such as clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and coding workflow improvement combined with advanced healthcare analytics allowing data aggregation from disparate systems and risk stratification.
The 3M Healthcare Transformation Suite contains population health management features including quality improvement analysis, improved data delivery and patient engagement features.
Epic offers their population health management suite Healthy Planet, containing multiple modules like Share Everywhere, allowing interoperability and data sharing in a platform and EHR agnostic environment, and other features that support additional patient engagement and healthful behavior, as w...
Forward Health Group in Madison offers PopulationManager, their flagship population health management platform which provides advanced healthcare data analytics and data visualization, and is optimized for use by an organization providing direct patient care.
Enli Health Intelligence in Beaverton offers a population health management platform that provides risk stratification and improved care coordination between disparate entities, as well as improved care delivery.
SCIO Health Analytics in Hartford offers SCIOVantage, a population health management platform that is dedicated to providing simplified care and network optimization, at center pooling data from disparate systems in a comprehensive, and comprehensible data repository so that it can be used to pro...
Health Catalyst in Salt Lake City offers a suite of healthcare analytics applications of use in Population Health Management, including Patient Stratification, Bundled Payments which analyzes cost of care, PMPM Analyzer which is an application that analyzes performance of per month payments, and ...
Humhealth Chronic Care Management software focuses on providing quality care to chronic medicare patients using a Comprehensive Care management Plan which is also patient centric. The highlights of Humhealth’s software include Self assessment and monitoring of disease condition by patients. Quest...
Medecision in Dallas offers the Aerial Platform, a population health analytics platform, designed to make sense of risk-related health data.
Nutrium is a online software that consolidates the efforts of nutrition professionals and their clients by providing both the ability to monitor progress and compliance. For nutrition professionals, nutritional assessment and creation of meal plans have never been so intuitive. By providing the ...
Definitive Healthcare in Framingham offers a healthcare provider database providing contact data for key stakeholders across as well as data pertinent for population health studies.
Conexia offers solutions for the healthcare industry, and promises to: Improve Care QualityAchieve Operational Excellence through automation Improve User ExperienceOptimize Resources