A Guide for Rural Hospitals to Identify Populations and Shift to Population Health

September 2017
Stroudwater Associates

This guide provides rural hospitals with a practical approach to identifying key patient populations. It outlines a process to initiate population health planning and discusses how to integrate population health initiatives as part of an organization’s strategy. Providers will gain a greater understanding of how to determine which patient populations to target in their initiatives and where to direct resources to improve quality and outcomes as well as reduce the cost of care.