Public Health 4.0, or Population Health 4.0, is the recognition of health as a global entity and the focus on identifying and eliminating health disparities, unnecessary costs, and comorbidity. Unlike the previous three phases of public health, the focus in 4.0 is on population health management.
As the healthcare industry moves toward a more holistic approach to medicine and value-based care (VBC), the impact of population health management on individuals and communities at large is invaluable. Social determinants of health (SDoH) and the corresponding data can guide providers in their response to chronic care management, treatment costs and long-term health benefits in the communities they serve.
Ultimately, the focus should be on just that—the communities. This article outlines key considerations for building your Population Health 4.0 checklist.
The guest author, Sita Kapoor, is the Chief Information Officer at HealthEC. Check out the HealthEC Exhibit Booth!