The June 2, 2015 Seattle Health Innovation Meetup will focus on Population Health Management Innovation and will be held at the Cambia Grove in downtown Seattle from 5:30-8:00.
So what is Population Health Management (PHM), and how is innovation driving improvements in its practice?
PHM can be defined as managing the health outcomes of a group of individuals, where medical care is only one of many factors that affect those outcomes. Other factors include public health interventions, aspects of the social environment (income, education, employment, social support, and culture) and of the physical environment (urban design, clean air and water), genetics, and individual behavior.
At the provider level, the Care Continuum Alliance has proposed defining PHM as having three core components:
- Central care delivery and leadership roles of the primary care physician
- Critical importance of patient activation, involvement and personal responsibility
- Patient focus and capacity expansion of care coordination provided through wellness, disease and chronic care management programs.
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) outlines PHM principles and best practices as:
- Planning for population health
- Data collection, storage, and management
- Population monitoring and stratification
- Patient engagement
- Team-based interventions
- Outcomes measurement
5:30 – 6:00 Networking, food, refreshments
6:00 – 6:15 Community announcements
6:15 – 6:30 Key Note: PHM and Innovation
Speaker: Wellesley Chapman, MD, Group Health Medical Director, Innovation & Development
6:15 – 7:30 Moderated Panel discussion and audience Q&A
- Wellesley Chapman, MD, Group Health Medical Director, Innovation & Development
- Angela Marith, Group Health Director, Population Health Management
- Martin Levine, MD, Iora Primary Care Medical Director
- Shawn West, MD, Premera Medical Director of Provider Engagement
Topic: How is PHM being performed and what innovations, current or prospective, are needed to improve its practice?
7:30 – 8:00 Networking
We hope you can attend and we encourage you to bring your colleagues. There is a $10 registration fee to cover our costs for food and beverages (refundable up to 1 day before the event). Please RSVP at this link if you can attend, so that we can place the catering order. We look forward to seeing you at the Cambia Grove!
Population Health Management Innovation Forum Planning Team:
- Kathryn Brown
- Scott Kennedy
- Chelsea Steinborn
- Randy Wise