As value-based care continues to gain momentum in the country’s healthcare ecosystem, both medical groups and insurers are perceiving care under a new lens, where reimbursement is dependent on positive patient outcomes, and not the volume of services rendered. As a result, providers are realigning themselves toward a more team-based approach that focuses on the whole person and not just the isolated conditions that patients present at a given point in time.  

Population health has been defined as "the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group." Healthcare organizations have found that replacing the one-size-fits-all approach with tailored, cost-effective interventions based on collected data and risk level, population health targets hospital readmissions, preventative care, and chronic disease programs can improve patient health and reimbursement.

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