Population health management growing, segmenting; one investor’s helpful view

click to enlargeAn interesting post-HIMSS 16 view is a helpful attempt to sort out the miasma around ‘population health management’ (PHM). There were about 125 vendors categorized under PHM there, a good sized chunk, and PHM was the subject of much of the presentation content. Many vendors contend that they have or ARE the solution, but down here in the trenches where most of our Readers slog, we realize that each have only a piece of it.

The writer skillfully divides PHM companies into four main categories of main offerings and further into sub-functions (see left above):

  1. Data integration and management
  2. Clinical analytics
  3. Care coordination
  4. Patient engagement where telehealth/RPM generally fits also includes patient communications, treatment plans, educational content and closing gaps in care.

Only lightly touched on is that companies, while primarily in one category, also try to add value and expand their footprint deeper in the category or across categories through partnerships, acquisitions and alliances. From her perch in the trenches, this Editor would add that piece may not apply to or be effective in multiple areas of the care picture from acute to wellness. No company is a Swiss Army knife. Triple Tree, from which blog this analysis comes, is a strategic investor/advisory services company in life sciences and health tech, thus with a financial interest in how this all sorts out. Population Health Management: Understanding the Implications of all the Talk at HIMSS16

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