Population health management (PHM) requires collaboration between clinicians across the care continuum, much like a symphony requires coordination among multiple musicians. In the case of the orchestra, everyone has matching sheet music, ensuring consistency and harmony.
When managing your population’s health, the “sheet music” that guides a cohesive, orchestrated approach to patient care is evidence-based medicine (EBM). Traditionally, physicians making diagnoses or treatment decisions based solely upon their individual experience and education. EBM can augment the physician’s experiential background or to set standards for enterprise-wide best practices.