By Lisa A. Eramo
When you think of population health monitoring (PHM), you probably think of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization. These entities have used PHM programs to prepare for emerging health threats as well as prevent disease, injury, and disability.
However, PHM programs aren’t just for these big organizations anymore. Today, insurers, hospitals, and even individual providers are establishing PHM programs to better understand the populations they serve. This growth in PHM provides plenty of opportunities for health information management (HIM) professionals with health information management and technology (HIMT) training who can ensure accurate data and provide a context for data analysis…. [Read More]