Next Article in Journal
Pain and Pain Medication among Older People with Intellectual Disabilities in Comparison with the General Population
Previous Article in Journal
Impact of Nurse Practitioner Practice Regulations on Rural Population Health Outcomes
Previous Article in Special Issue
Modeling the Population Health Impact of Introducing a Modified Risk Tobacco Product into the U.S. Market
Article Menu
Issue 2 (June) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Healthcare 2018, 6(2), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare6020066

A Health System’s Journey toward Better Population Health through Empanelment and Panel Management

Population Health, University of Washington Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 16 April 2018 / Revised: 8 June 2018 / Accepted: 12 June 2018 / Published: 15 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Population Health Management)
Full-Text   |   PDF [1798 KB, uploaded 20 June 2018]   |  

Abstract

The USA is steadily moving towards a health system that emphasizes ‘wellness’ over ‘sickness’ care. An effective wellness program utilizes a ‘population health’ approach that ensures that all patients who seek care from a health system receive the services recommended by evidence and best practice. This means attending not just to patients who are seen for care, but also to patients who have not yet been seen. A key strategy for population health is empanelment and panel management for patients in primary care. This article relates the experience of UW (University of Washington) Medicine in implementing such a program. View Full-Text
Keywords: population health; empanelment; panel management; UW Medicine; value-based care; primary care population health; empanelment; panel management; UW Medicine; value-based care; primary care
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

McGough, P.; Chaudhari, V.; El-Attar, S.; Yung, P. A Health System’s Journey toward Better Population Health through Empanelment and Panel Management. Healthcare 2018, 6, 66.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Healthcare EISSN 2227-9032 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top