Defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, population health has given rise to a flurry of analytic solutions driving hospitals and providers to understand big data in new ways. From visualizing risk to clinical efficiency, these platforms are designed to look beyond the health of one to predict better health for all.
The speakers and demoers in this session explored new care pathways and partnerships between digital health companies and employers.
In order to make the health improvement this country needs, health care professionals will need to start engaging larger populations. These demands tools that can collect and analyze incredibly large data sets. Companies in this session are making sense of health figures in the millions and making those health fights we once perceived as impossible to grasp, beatable.
Navigating the waters of purchasing can be very tricky, but the tools this session displayed, aimed at both employer and employee education, make it easier than ever before. In the same vein, managing a group of employees, especially with the changes which came October 1st, can be just as murky but we think we found some people who can help make sense of it all.
Once thought of as a rare employee perk, wellness programs and incentivizing tools are almost everywhere, as employers try to take a proactive role in the health of their employees.
Lew Altman has 30 years of health industry, health technology and entrepreneurial experience. He is a health strategist working on health transformation and population health initiatives for multi-employer groups, health benefits organizations and health plans. Lew’s entrepreneurial experience in bringing new products to market, and scaling businesses to successful exits, contributes to the Health 2.0 Community. In this talk he spoke of employers using new levers to impact health affordability through traditional and new benefits roles.