Q&A: 3 Pillars Of Population Health

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 7, 2013

The overarching concept of population health management continues taking shape amid an American healthcare system undergoing feverish digitization — and while some of the larger, IT-savvy health networks may more effectively be managing patient populations within two years, for most it will likely take six to eight years.

To that end, Daniel Newman, MD chief medical information officer of MEDfx, is slated to outline the triptych of population health pillars during a session next week at the Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC.

Ahead of the show, Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan interviewed Newman via email about those puzzle pieces, how far the country is from widely employing such technologies and practices, and why true population health management looks at the whole person rather than merely their disease state.