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IDC MarketScape: U.S. Population Health Management 2019 Vendor Assessment

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The content for this excerpt was taken directly from IDC MarketScape: U.S. Population Health Management 2019 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US44263219). All or parts of the following sections are included in this excerpt: IDC Opinion, IDC MarketScape Vendor Inclusion Criteria, Essential Guidance, Vendor Summary Profile, Appendix and Learn More. Also included is
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Key findings of this IDC MarketScape include:

  • Population health management as defined by IDC Health Insights includes functionality to identify populations at clinical and financial risk or predicted to be at future risk as well as provider performance measurement, the ability to create and monitor patient's individual care plans and, finally, the ability to outreach to patients through campaigns and individually.
  • While the sophistication and strength of the various technologies varies by vendor, the fundamental functionality is a commodity. Differentiation is evident with the complexity and sophistication of the underlying data platform, the ability to extend the workflow to external care team members such as social services, the degree to which patient outreach is beyond reminders and alerts and includes remote monitoring and patient personal assistants, and whether a vendor can extend its population health management across all levels of acuity and settings of care.
  • Differentiation in this research is identified by the degree to which the vendor, its technology, and its service model are enabling clients to successfully manage at-risk contracts. Companies named a Leader in this IDC MarketScape demonstrate these characteristics through both their technology and services.
  • Companies named a Major Player in this research have strong technology offerings that meet the inclusion criteria, but their strength maybe limited to one area such as data curation and management. Such a vendor would be a good fit for an organization that was looking for a data platform that might extend beyond population health management. In some cases, vendors are relatively young and as such the sophistication and maturity of their clients may be in the early stages.
  • Population health management is being adopted at a strategic level by clinically integrated networks (CIN) and integrated delivery systems on behalf of their physician networks. Such organizations have embraced the role of population health in their organization and have established processes, technology, and staffing to ensure their success. These types of organizations are demonstrating the greatest innovation and realizing the greatest benefits.
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