Population Health is a proactive solution with personalized care and a focus on wellness that includes all aspects of health (e.g., physical, mental, etc.), as well as social determinants of health. It goes beyond traditional disease management and incorporates both preventive and chronic care needs. The care plans focus on preventive standards of care based on age and gender, along with education and interventions for managing chronic conditions.
Patient-centered care, as well as patient engagement and activation, are necessary to engage in population health management. Self-management support contributes to increasing patients’ confidence and skill so they can be the manager of their illness. This not only lowers cost but also redefines health care as an activity that encompasses far more than sick care.