The Second Curve of Population Health – American Hospital Association, Health Research & Educational Trust – March 2014
extract from the executive summary:
“As hospitals and care systems transform, they are increasingly prioritizing population health as a platform to improve the health of patients and communities. Myriad forces are driving these health care organizations to actively address a broad array of socioeconomic and environmental factors and provide preventive care, particularly for populations who lack access to care or engage the system at the wrong place and time. Building on health care futurist Ian Morrison’s idea of health care transformation as a shift from a fee-for-service first curve to a value-based second curve, the second curve of population health depicts an integrated approach to improving patient and community health. For many hospitals, thriving in the second-curve environment will necessitate making challenging organizational and cultural changes to support new goals and initiatives.
This guide builds upon prior American Hospital Association reports that outline a road map for hospitals and care systems to use as they transition to the second curve of population health. Though the rate and extent to which hospitals and care systems engage in population health initiatives may vary, a significant shift toward population health is anticipated in the next three to five years. The tactics described in this guide provide a framework for initiatives that hospitals and care systems could pursue to develop an institutional infrastructure that supports population health. These tactics are:”
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