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CHA Podcast Series Identifies Key Competencies for Population Health Management
New podcast and brief outline core capabilities for meeting PHM goals

CHA has developed weekly installments, including podcasts and one-page Snapshots, addressing a broad range of topics related to population health management (PHM) — an approach to managing the health of a specific population while improving quality and controlling costs. Aimed at hospital leadership teams — from small, rural facilities to large, urban hospitals — each Snapshot features an issue and provides succinct yet substantive information.

This week’s edition examines nine areas in which hospitals and health systems must develop capabilities in order to achieve PHM goals:

  • Network strength
  • Clinical integration
  • Operational efficiency
  • Clinical care management
  • Clinical and business intelligence
  • Financial strength
  • Purchaser relationships and managed care contracting
  • Customer service and consumer engagement
  • Leadership and governance

The attached Snapshot describes how some of these functions have been traditionally fulfilled by providers, while health plans generally provide expertise for others. Care management responsibilities often lie in between the two domains, historically resulting in fragmented care.

Podcast: Nine Population Health Management Key Competencies (12 mins)

As hospital leaders respond to today’s changing health care environment, these key components of population health management will help them develop their unique paths forward. California is at the forefront of health care transformation by virtue of its size and diversity. CHA’s PHM Snapshot series is intended to ensure members have the tools they need as they take on more responsibility in transforming how care is delivered, coordinated and paid for. More information about PHM, along with resources, is available on CHA’s dedicated web page.