2022 Population Health Strategic Plan Summary
Health Partners of New Hampshire, Inc. (HPNH) is a over 600 member Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) consisting of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) and participating providers. The organization has the following primary mission.
- Optimize patient care quality and cost, while promoting effective patient and provider communication. We develop reliable clinical processes to improve outcomes for all patients in our community, while achieving fair and equitable reimbursement for the healthcare services provided. Clinical Integration is the foundation of HPNH.
A strategic plan was developed to strengthen the organization’s continuing population health efforts. Our strategic plan creates a sustainable framework that builds upon the existing Wentworth-Douglass Health System (WDHS) population health program. It will support and enhance current programs and services, while creating new opportunities for success. The plan recognizes the unique role providers play in this evolving environment, while also recognizing the need for fiscal responsibility in both programming and services.
Health Partners of New Hampshire continues to deliver high quality care. This success builds on the previous quality projects and clinical integration model, while connecting and supporting our practices for future patient-centered quality advancements.
As we advance our approach to patient centeredness, our clinical integration framework includes patient care delivery transformation and common quality metrics across our provider community while leveraging technologies to support practice workflow. This foundation represents our patient focused data driven approach while being supported by evidence-based practices.
As part of this transition, future quality deliverables will focus on the following items for all PHO practices in order to meet the needs of our patient community.
Accessibility: Telehealth or the practices ability to connect with patients (audio or visual) remotely if patients are not able to access in-person care.
Clinical Measures: Developing measurable shared metrics and processes to improve patient experience, health of populations and cost reductions.
Communication: Building methods to ensure effective communications for patient care across the continuum.