The goal of population health management (PHM) is to keep a patient population as healthy as possible, minimizing the need for expensive interventions such as emergency department visits, hospitalizations, imaging tests, and procedures.
This not only lowers costs, but also redefines healthcare as an activity that encompasses far more than sick care. While PHM focuses partly on the high-risk patients who generate the majority of health costs, it systematically addresses the Preventive and chronic care needs of every patient. Because the distribution of health risks changes over time, the Objective is to modify the factors that make people sick or exacerbate their illnesses. There are several programs at the Christ Community Health clinics that help to accomplish this goal.