Geisinger Shares Some Secret Sauce Ingredients for Making Population Health Work

Many providers are facing a steep learning curve to shift from fee-for-service to accountable care. In a recent webinar, Geisinger Health Plan directors shared some insights on best practices for helping providers with the transition.

The sweet spot of population health is collaboration between payers and the clinical expertise of hospitals, according to Janet Tomcavage, Geisinger Health Plan’s chief administrative offer, and Vicki Harter, director of clinical systems. One population health platform Geisinger is using springs from its collaboration with health care analytics provider Caradigm. Caradigm’s Care Management tool identifies at-risk patients and enrolls them in appropriate care programs. It also helps providers develop care plans that outline problems, goals and interventions and chart their progress.