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Advancing the Evolution of Healthcare: Information Technology in a Person-Focused Population Health Model

Velianoff, George D. PhD, RN, FACHE, ANEF

doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000087
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The current changes introduced into the healthcare delivery system through the Affordable Care Act require more than the isolated, quality/cost process solutions utilized to date. Robust information systems with capabilities to push information and provide valid analytics and decision support utilizing point-of-care data input are required to achieve a complex, person-centered, lifetime-focused model. This article presents a review of the current state of population health, a model identifying components within population health, and an example of information technology integration.

Author Affiliation: Health Care Executive, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Velianoff, 1855 Nashville Ln, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (George.velianoff@cerner.com).

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