One of the most notable synergies in this current healthcare environment is the growing complement between two disciplines: population health, which focuses on improving the health of populations, with a special emphasis on reducing disparities in health outcomes and improving the value of health care, and palliative care, which focuses on improving the quality of life for patients and families facing the challenges of a serious or advanced illness.

Driving this relationship are two distinct market forces: 1) the maturity of traditional population health into specialized population health, with capabilities to specifically address a defined senior population with a greater likelihood of health problems and higher costs of care, and 2) the resulting transition from palliative care to systemized in-home palliative care within the framework of broader PHM programs […] Continue Reading 

Source: Population Health News