Population health is an approach to care that uses information on a group of patients within a practice—or group or practices—to improve the care and clinical outcomes for those patients. Population health shifts the focus from caring for patients as they come into the office one after the other, to proactively managing a practice's patient panel using emerging technology and available evidence.
Population health also involves having a better understanding about the community in which patients reside; factors that might increase health risks, factors that might be protective, and the range of community resources that exist for patients and families and how to access them.
Tips for implementing population health interventions in the pediatric practice setting are as follows:
American Academy of Pediatrics