Research

The Population Health Alliance seeks to improve the health of populations through three key areas: advocacy, research and education. Specifically, PHA Quality & Research supports this mission by:

  • Promoting high quality standards for and definitions of key components of wellness, disease and, where appropriate, case management, and care coordination programs as well as support services and materials;
  • Identifying, researching, sharing and encouraging innovative approaches and best practices care delivery and reimbursement models; and
  • Establishing consensus-based outcomes measures and demonstrating health, satisfaction, and financial improvements achieved through wellness, disease and case management, and care coordination programs.

A population health management program strives to address health needs at all points along the continuum of health and well-being through participation of, engagement with and targeted interventions for the population.

Every year, the PHA Quality & Research Committee identifies subcommittees and work groups to accomplish the research agenda, and the Q&R Committee itself is comprised of the participants in these groups. The process to establish the research agenda begins with a face to face meeting of the committee members at PHA Forum. 

Every year, the Quality and Research Committee vets topics for the research agenda of the following year. The three-step process allows for additional feedback from members.

For the past three years, PHA has partnered with Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) to identify and recommend measures and standards for the assessment of employee health management programs for the employer community.

This workgroup is charged with establishing a widely accepted definition of engagement that accurately defines engagement as it pertains to the field of population health management. 

Purchasers of population health management (PHM) programs adopt a comprehensive value proposition which captures the business impact.