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.firstname.lastname@example.org).