Population Health

Population health is a term widely used in health care but not universally understood. Some definitions of population health emphasize outcomes, while others focus on measurement or accountability. So what does population health truly mean and what impact does it have in our health care environment?

Population health at its heart is people-focused while shifting our attention beyond the immediate patient encounters to entire cohorts, populations or communities.  

Our health is shaped by a range of factors. While it is hard to be precise about how much each factor affects our health, Maury Regional Health utilized an organizing framework that seeks to align the components of the health care delivery system as well as broader social determinants and environmental influences that contribute to our overall health and well-being. Maury Regional Health's approach will focus on interrelated conditions and factors that influence the health of populations over the span of a lifetime, identify systematic variations in the patterns of occurrence, and apply the resulting knowledge to develop and implement policies and actions to improve the health and well-being of the community.

The goal is to provide a better quality of life (on the individual level) while also seeking better health in the community we serve.

Quadruple Aim

In order to take care of your community in a successfully executed population health proposition, we must look at health care holistically. Maury Regional Health is guided by this Quadruple Aim-centered care. It embraces accountability for improving health, not just interactions and stewardship, since people (and employers) are spending more of their earnings on health care delivery. People are expecting more and Maury Regional Health is working to keep health care sustainable.

Quadruple Aim

  1. Improve Health
  2. Enhance Patient Care
  3. Reduce Cost
  4. Improve Work Life for Health Care Providers