Elements That Support Payment Reform for Population Health: Shared Data Collection, Analysis, and Evaluation
This publication outlines issues around one of the key elements influencing the payment reform’s ability to support population health: shared data collection, analysis and evaluation.
This issue brief outlines the logistical, financial, and legal barriers health systems must overcome to achieve the shared data collection, analysis and evaluation necessary to improve population health.
The shared data element was identified and informed by a multitude of interviews with key informants, thought leaders, health systems, and other community organizations immersed in these discussions. We recognize many other organizations and initiatives are exploring the multitude of issues related to shared data collection, analysis, and evaluation, including:
- County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
- America’s Essential Hospitals
- AcademyHealth's Community Health Peer Learning Program
- Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH)
- Build Health Challenge
- Build Healthy Places Network
- State Health Value Strategies
- Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. Measuring Social Determinants of Health among Medicaid Beneficiaries: Early State Lessons. December 2016.
- America’s Essential Hospitals. Population Health at Essential Hospitals: Findings from Moving to Action for Hospitals and Population Health. November 2016.
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Improve Health Care and Health: A Learning Report. May 2016.
- National Governor’s Association. Using Data to Better Serve the Most Complex Patients: Highlights from NGA’s Intensive Work with Seven States. September 2015.
- Nemours. Integrator Role and Functions in Population Health Improvement Initiatives. May 2012.
AcademyHealth’s Payment Reform for Population Health initiative identified four major elements that influence the way health care purchasers, plans, and providers can support sustainable funding strategies that bolster non-clinical community-wide population health. These elements include shared data collection, analysis and evaluation, a trusted environment where collaboration across sectors is possible, alignment of clinical and community resources, and payment and financing models that incentivize investments in social determinants of health. To learn more, click here.