Dispelling the Myths of Traditional Risk Segmentation Models Used in Population Health Management Programs
This white paper will introduce a new methodology for identifying and stratifying individuals for population health management programs. Unlike the traditional risk segmentation approach—which places individuals into a low, moderate, or high risk category—the Care Pathways framework digs deeper to segment the population into 9 clinical-relevant stages of a chronic condition. This approach can support a longer-term population health management strategy and help drive more targeted and personalized patient engagement efforts.
For the purposes of this white paper, we compare the Care Pathways approach to the low-moderate-high risk segmentation approach, and discuss how Care Pathways points to potentially missed clinical and financial opportunities.
- Marc Agger, Clinical Informaticist and Senior Scientist, Health Dialog
- Andrea Fong, VP of Analytics, Health Dialog
- Yashan Zhong, Research Analyst