Sustainable Population Health:
Part B – Catcher or Pitcher?
Part B of this article addresses how growth plans of healthcare systems distinguish population health management from community and public health.
Part A of this article clarified the terminology and implications of Community, Public and Population Health. So what does all this this mean for healthcare system leaders’ growth plans?
Healthcare providers have historically played catcher, “receiving” patients who sought care. Access meant being available when and where patients sought them. The transition from volume-based care to population health management requires a role change of providers from catcher/receiver to pitcher/initiator.Read More