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

[grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/TPHM-Blog-PHM.jpg” thumb_width=”150″ /]An 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.

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It’s iAwards time again!

As the US East Coast faces low temps (down to 12 degrees again tonight) and another dumping of snow Monday, a small sign of spring, like flash-frozen daffodils and crocuses (crocii?), is the annual application call for the Triple Tree iAwards for Connected Health to be presented at the Wireless-Life Sciences Association (WLSA) 9th Annual Convergence Summit 14-16 May at the Omni in San Diego, California. Twelve finalists will be selected from applicants based on

criteria including the uniqueness of their solution; marketplace traction; clinical, operational or consumer relevance; size of addressable market and international presence across three categories:

    • Operational Effectiveness: Solutions that address the financial, compliance or operational needs of a healthcare organization.
    • Clinical Effectiveness: Solutions that address the care delivery and clinical effectiveness for a patient.
    • Consumer Engagement: Solutions that empower consumers to make better healthcare decisions.

Finalists attend not only a dinner, but also for the first time this year a private business review session. Online applications can be accessed at the TripleTree and Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance websites along with a $195 fee. Registration for the conference is here. Hat tip to Editor Charles and reader Mike Short.