A Clinical Approach to Population Stratification Analytics:
Dispelling the Myths of Traditional Risk Segmentation Models used in Population Health Management Programs
This white paper will introduce Care Pathways, a new methodology for identifying and stratifying individuals for population health management programs. The Care Pathways framework (also unknown as clinical pathways) uncovers actionable insights using innovative analytics.
Unlike the traditional risk segmentation approach—which places individuals into a low, moderate, or high risk category—Care Pathways digs deeper to segment the population into nine 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 will compare the Care Pathways approach to the high-moderate-low risk segmentation approach, and discuss how Care Pathways points to potentially missed clinical and financial opportunities.
- Marc Agger, Clinical Informaticist & Senior Scientist, Health Dialog
- Andrea Fong, VP of Analytics, Health Dialog
- Yashan Zhong, Research Analyst