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Population health management redux. Volume 2

I said I’d never write on this again. I tried to summarise what I’ve done across umpteen blogs into a single slide set. It is here But have been persuaded to summarise further. Here goes (often ideas shamelessly nicked from others, I can’t recall who so apologies for the plagiarism where it happens) 1.      Core elements. […]

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Health In All Policies population health Public Health

Creating Healthy Cities

This Kings Fund explored how local authorities, NHS and third sector organisations are working together to improve health and wellbeing in urban areas. It built on this excellent case study report. It was a great conference. The slides are here. My take on the 4 key points:- 1. Health or health care. We say “health and […]

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Health In All Policies population health Public Health

Why is it in the interests of a city to improve health and well being

You’d think it was a stupid question to even ask. It’s obvious isn’t it. But in austere times we are slashing preventive services and loosing focus on upstream determinants and their link to healthier folk. We still aren’t landing the rationale for why PH folk hassle others to build bike lanes, parks, not advertise junk, […]

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Population health – operationalising it

I’ve written quite a bit in this. each time I do so, I say never again. never say never. People keep asking me, but what do I have to do tomorrow please. 1. Operationalising it. I’ve written quite a lot on that also. The stuff from the Advisory Board reference at the bottom of this […]

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Building a population health management system

I thought I’d pretty much all I know on on “population health management” – see the tagged blogs. I thought I’d run out of things to say but then someone asked me an interesting question that made me think. The question was along the lines of “ahhh this is all very interesting and useful but […]

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the things that will make a difference to population health outcome

I’ve noticed this crop up a lot of late, If only we could find out what to do, things would be better. It’s hard to not answer without saying things I’ve said many times before. You can only repackage the memo in so many different ways My stock answer (fairly consistently) is to focus on […]

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Designing systems for multi morbidity

Multi Morbidity – Its all about population management blended with a personalised approach – two sides of the same coin I’ve blogged plenty on the importance of multi morbidity. The below graph is, I have often recently contended, the second most important chart in contemporary health care policy. Multi morbidity is more common than uni […]

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The flat of the curve. Do you want more health, or health care.

Spoiler alert – If you want more health spend less on heath care and more on upstream interventions. Controversial, and I’d expect grief for this one. I once wondered whether the proportion of health outcomes that are attributable to care mattered. I once thought it didn’t. I thought about it and concluded it did. Here’s […]

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Accountable Care population health

Population Health.What’s the point of it all – Ten points

This is, I hope, the last in a series of blogs on population health. This one will try to bring it all together to answer the question of “what’s the point”. Previous blogs in this series are here: 1.Population health / public health, what’s in a name – effort to try to distinguish. We couldn’t […]

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Population health management, revisiting segmentation

Population health management, revisiting segmentation The use and abuse of risk stratification. Population health management is all the rage. I’ve blogged on this a lot recently. This is a long, teccy blog. Largely based on something I wrote about 7 years ago. Basics haven’t changed since then. Thanks especially to Steve Laitner and Martin Vernon […]