Becker's Hospital Review
12 milestones for population health competency
Written by Nathan Kaufman, Managing Director, Kaufman Strategic Advisors | August 27, 2014
Successful health systems will develop the essential competences necessary to manage population health over time, at a realistic, logical pace, progressing through clearly defined milestones for competency development, while staying focused on deeply managing their fundamentals. These milestones include:
1. Providing great care/service and breaking even at Medicare rates.
2. Not being deluded into thinking that Medicare's Core Measures actually measure quality and thus supplementing the Core Measures with more relevant measures which they routinely monitor and report to the public.
3. Operating highly disciplined, evidence-based hospitalist and intensivist programs.