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Population Health Management Software: An Opportunity to Advance Primary Care and Public Health Integration

June 30, 2016

Small- to medium-sized health care practices and independent provider groups often lack electronic health records (EHRs) that provide the robust reporting and analytic capacity provided by population health management (PHM) products. Both health care providers and public health agencies stand to benefit from further data sharing enabled by PHM use. This project seeks to provide guidance to health care providers and public health agencies on selection and use of PHM products and the data they can provide. We used a sequenced, two-phased approach to interview PHM vendors on product functionality and conducted key informant interviews with clinical and public health stakeholders.