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May 21, 2015 10:50:18 AM

Big Data Helps Identify Heaviest Healthcare Users

In the past several months, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss trends in the healthcare industry with some of the best minds in the business, and one topic keeps coming up – population health. What has surprised me is that everyone I talked to places a different emphasis on aspects of the larger concept. It’s as if there isn’t a universal agreement on the definition of population health.

I think it’s safe to say that the focus of population health is to improve chronic disease management, reduce risk factors and improve gaps in care, but there are a number of strategies available to reach those goals.

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Topics: Healthcare, Big Data