Patient participation and population health, as well as a strong understanding of both, are crucial for organizations as healthcare continues its gradual shift to value-based treatment
FREMONT, CA: Recently, population health and patient participation have become increasingly important in the movement for value-based treatment. The healthcare industry has recognized the importance of patient and community health in achieving key results as it transitions toward payment models that prioritize value and outcomes.
The problem, which can be seen in a variety of healthcare concepts, is that population health and patient participation are nebulous concepts. Despite the fact that both have had a significant effect on the industry's progress toward value-based treatment, it is easy for stakeholders to confuse the two concepts.
Population health and patient involvement, on the other hand, are two distinct concepts that necessitate separate methods and tools. Let’s check the connection between these two concepts.
How Population Health and Patient Engagement Are Related?
Since patient engagement initiatives are key to a successful public health program, the terms population health and patient engagement are often confused. Effective population health management can be achieved by leveraging patient motivation, expanding patient access to treatment, and providing community-based services that account for social determinants of health.
To put it another way, deep patient participation is a key component of achieving meaningful population health.
However, it's important to note that patient participation isn't just about population health. Patient satisfaction, patient access, and registration process, and patient-provider relationships are all examples of patient involvement.
Many of the best practices in those fields may be useful in public health, but regardless of their population health plans, many providers pursue programs to increase patient interaction.
Patient participation and population health, as well as a strong understanding of both, will be crucial for organizations as healthcare continues its gradual shift to value-based reimbursement.