Population Health Insights

Virtual Care: A Real-World Strategic Asset

Consumers are embracing new care models such as virtual care, which empower patients to take control of their own health.

"Organizations need to create a virtual care strategy that actually spells out specific goals in their specific context," he said. "It's one thing to say I want to buy 40 remote patient monitoring devices and use them with a handful of diabetic patients. It's a different thing to say I want to find a solution that will monitor 10,000 diabetic patients and improve overall population health. Anybody can whip out a blood pressure cuff and say, 'Let's go test this on somebody,' but to actually have a strategy in place so you can create a sustainable model, you have to know what the plan is in the first place."

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