Seeing the forest (Population Health) from the trees (EHR) (Text Version)

Slide presentation from the AHRQ 2009 conference

On September 19, 2009, Terry McGeeney made this presentation at the 2009 Annual Conference. Select to access the PowerPoint® presentation (167 KB) (Plugin Software Help).

Slide 1

Slide 1. Seeing the forest (Population Health) from the trees (EHR)

Seeing the forest (Population Health) from the trees (EHR)

Terry McGeeney, MD, MBA


Slide 2

Slide 2. Electronic Health Record

Electronic Health Record

  • Current Electronic Health Record offerings do not adequately meet the needs of primary care practices in managing a population of patients
  • Self-populating registries are an absolute requirement
  • Point of care reminders provide a significant advantage
  • Interoperability is critical for care coordination and care collaboration


Slide 3

Slide 3. Population Health

Population Health

  • Should be more accurately considered proactive population management
  • Must apply to all patients in a practice "population", not pre-designated subsets such as those with certain diseases
  • Population management must focus on wellness and illness


Slide 4

Slide 4. Beyond Technology

Beyond technology

  • Team Care
  • Care coordination, collaboration and transitions
  • Education and engagement of patients and providers
  • Access to care and information at multiple levels of the system in a timely manner


Slide 5

Slide 5. Thank You!

Thank You !

  • Terry McGeeney, MD, MBA
Current as of December 2009
Internet Citation: Seeing the forest (Population Health) from the trees (EHR) (Text Version). December 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.