The pandemic sweeping the globe is affecting populations and cultures in devastating ways. Physicians, scientists and researchers are actively studying its impact and potential outcomes for the future. Among those deeply entrenched in understanding how it is affecting communities are providers engaged in population health efforts. Unlike public health, these leaders are looking at social determinants and measurements of health outcomes.
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In this brief video, Cleveland Clinic Chief of Population Health Adam Myers, MD, and his leadership team in Cleveland Clinic Community care, provide an overview of population health and its development to meet the growing need for value-based care.
He notes that Cleveland Clinic defines population in three areas: (1) existing, (2) potential and (3) community. He explains that the pursuit of population health involves the promotion of wellbeing. For Cleveland Clinic, he says that it involves teams proactively learning about and addressing the needs of people/populations and “seeking to activate, enlist and equip them to impact their own health outcomes.”
“In the market, there’s a demand for something different,” Dr. Myers says. “And we believe that something different is teams working together to proactively meet patients’ needs and desires in a way that’s longitudinal and relational rather than episodic.”
In this discussion about ways to transition to value-based care and lessons learned, Dr. Myers is joined by Michelle Medina, MD, Associate Chief of Clinical Operations, and Nirav Vakharia, MD, Associate Chief of Value Based operations.
View the video here (the first in a series of three).
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