Population health management (PHM) is the approach in which shared data is used to understand the health and care needs of the whole population, enabling resources to be targeted to areas where support can have maximum impact for local people.
What we want to achieve
Through population health management we can take action in tailoring better care and support for individuals, design more joined up and sustainable health and care services and make better use of public resources.
Population health management will enable local teams to understand and look for the best solutions to people’s needs – not just medically but also socially – including the wider aspects of people’s health. Through this we can reduce health inequalities across mid and south Essex, regardless of where people are born, grow up, live, work and their age.
We want to ensure that our health and care staff are empowered to use shared data to help build programmes and services that are more people centred.
Together partners from health and care across mid and south Essex have been working together to find ways to use this population health management approach and collaborating to implement the PHM framework that will improve physical and mental health outcomes, promote wellbeing and reduce inequalities.
Population Health Management is also an important tool that will help us to steward our combined resources according to health and care service priorities, rather than simply by organisations working in isolation.