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Government Health IT: The case for a data-driven approach to population health management

By Wadida Murib-Holmes, Executive Director for the State of North Carolina State Health Plan at ActiveHealth Management, and Jonathan Rubens, MD, Medical Director for the State of North Carolina

Chronic conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity are among the most common and costly health problems — and among the most preventable.

Population health management efforts that are successful in helping individuals prevent or better manage these conditions can deliver significant return on investment (ROI).

One such example that showcases the power of this approach is the technology-enabled population health initiative implemented by the North Carolina State Health Plan (NCSHP).

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