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The Population Health Impact Institute (PHII)™ announces a complimentary webinar, which will highlight how mental health conditions can increase the likelihood of COVID-19 infections.  This innovative research study used Trajectory® Healthcare’s epidemiological-based AI software using the Colorado All Payer Claims Data Base to track how co-morbidities impact the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus. 

Trajectory Healthcare, LLC, has been selected as one of eight start-up companies to participate in Class II of Cintrifuse’s Venture Mentoring Service (VMS). “Trajectory HealthCare is thrilled to be selected to participate in Class II,” said Dr. Thomas Wilson, CEO and Founder of Trajectory HealthCare. “Working with the Cintrifuse staff and participating in the VMS program with a dedicated team of Mentors will certainly springboard our business to the next level.”

Startup enables innovative and meaningful ways for healthcare providers to harvest information from data. Trajectory Healthcare, LLC is a population health analytics solutions company that helps evaluate, improve and design health management programs. The Trajectory Solution offers “at (financial) risk” healthcare providers a SaaS platform that enables innovative and meaningful ways to harvest information from their data to improve all facets of their business operations.

Over the past several years, population health management (PHM) has become a catchphrase for what many believe is a transition to a more outcomes-based approach to health care. While there has been a renewed focus on outcomes and treatment of entire patient populations, this is hardly a new phenomenon. Managing population health in various ways has been used for decades as a way to address public health concerns, along with use in areas outside of the traditional “health care” realm.

PHM has become more formalized as a tool of health care delivery and payment systems. According to the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine, “Population health complements the individualized practice of clinical medicine by placing its focus on the health—both determinants and outcomes—of entire populations of persons, promoting proactive approaches to disease prevention and management at the community, health system and policy levels.”i Many modern definitions of population health and PHM use similarly broad terms, acknowledging that this paradigm of health care should not be restricted to one purpose or goal.

In order to understand the emphasis on population health management, it is important to know how “population health” is distinguished from “individual health,” how it has been defined in the past, what it constitutes today, and the benefits of its use to stakeholders.

It seems common sense that investing in wellness and other workforce health strategies would be worth all the money and effort that employers are putting into them these days. But what is the actual evidence that there’s a return on investment? It’s wise to have a certain amount of skepticism about the vague promises we hear from various program vendors. Also important, different employers have different situations and needs — how do you determine if the strategies you are employing are making a positive difference for your organization?

Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH, an independent epidemiologist specializing in the design, evaluation, and science-based improvement of population health programs provides insights and perspectives on answering these questions.