HIMSS adds addendum to report on population health initiatives

In December, HIMSS Analytics published an essentials brief on population health efforts, based on insights from nearly 200 healthcare executives. Now, the global healthcare advisor has added an addendum to the report, focusing on chronic disease management and preventive care.

The addendum allows HIMSS Analytics to provide deeper insight into the current practices of population health initiatives in healthcare.

According to the update, healthcare organizations are focusing their chronic disease management initiatives on diabetes (75.9 percent), congestive heart failure (58.6 percent) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (41.4 percent).

The addendum also shows 70 percent of the employers who responded to the survey have preventive health and wellness initiatives in place to promote workplace health.

"HIMSS Analytics wanted to gain additional insight and provide more details into what organizations are actually doing around population health," said Brendan FitzGerald, director of research at HIMSS Analytics. "Building upon our 2015 Population Health Study, we have narrowed our focus to specific categories within population health to highlight areas of focus, tangible benefits realized, contributing factors to achieving population health goals and the biggest hurdles to success."



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