The goal of population health management is to use employee health data to make informed decisions and take proactive action for better overall health and well-being. But not all programs are the same. Check out these tips on what you should look for when selecting the best population health management vendor for your company.
Data-driven eligibility, care, and engagement
The best population health management vendors use employee data to determine who will best benefit from services like chronic care management programs. Capturing and analyzing data beyond what is found in a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) is vital to making more informed eligibility, care, and engagement decisions. Data should include employee demographics, claims information, socioeconomic factors, work environment, level of interaction between staff and management, previous successes and failures, as well as any other unique population attributes.
For example, our population health management software, Healthward, aggregates patient data from numerous relevant sources. Using this data, we assess and identify your population’s needs to match individuals to the right programs.
Proven, individualized services
You’ll want to look for a partner that goes well beyond offering traditional health and wellness programs. They should have extensive clinical experience and a strong reputation for providing high-quality chronic condition management, health coaching, and other health care related services. Ask potential partners about their experience and qualifications.
Additionally, you’ll want to look for a vendor who knows that population health management isn’t one size fits all. They should have the ability to combine employee data intelligence with clinical expertise to tailor a program that will ensure positive outcomes for your population.
More than ten years ago, our company founders developed the basis for intentional health care programs targeted at prevention and management. They expanded upon this mission to form SentryHealth, and to this day, we continue to deliver innovative population health management solutions and technology.
High contact employee outreach
The best vendors don’t just roll out programs, enroll participants, and then walk away. To ensure the highest possible employee engagement, they must also offer comprehensive, yet individualized employee outreach services. Engagement programs must have the ability to collect and aggregate vital employee data to develop the most effective outreach plan. This will drive active program participation and ensure that employees get the help they need, when they need it.
Our employee outreach services leverage many factors and years of experience to ensure the highest levels of employee engagement. We develop an individualized communications strategy that drives the greatest results.
Complete program from A to Z
Because population health management is gaining momentum, there are a lot of new players in the space. Many of these population health management vendors are good at different components, but few are delivering on every component needed for success. It’s best to seek out a population health management vendor who can offer everything your company needs – from data intelligence and risk identification to program management and employee outreach.
Since 2011, SentryHealth has offered employers population health management solutions that combine the power of data analytics, education, and evidence-based medicine. We apply robust analytics utilizing medical, pharmacy, clinical and biometric data to identify at-risk employees. We then utilize intelligent program design and incentives to encourage participation and enrollment.