Population health management Definitions

  • A

    athenahealth Inc.

    Based in Watertown, Mass., athenahealth Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud-based EHRs for small to medium-sized physician practices and hospitals.

  • C

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Promoting a healthy general public and sharing data about chronic diseases are main goals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • P

    population health management (PHM)

    Population health management (PHM) is a discipline within the healthcare industry that studies and facilitates care delivery across the general population or a group of individuals.

  • precision medicine (PM)

    Precision medicine, also known as personalized medicine, is a relatively recent and quickly evolving advancement in healthcare that considers individual differences in patients' genes, socioeconomic status and lifestyles when designing treatment plans.

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