Cohort Management (Population Management)

Also referred to as population management in some settings, cohort management starts with an assessment of the entire risk based population, in order to identify the specific cohorts on which the organization chooses to focus: high risk patients, those with specific chronic disease, and those in need of appropriate screenings and primary prevention interventions.

Specific aspects of patient engagement are particularly important, especially for those patients who must manage their own health and care outside of a clinical setting. As the health of each patient in a cohort improves, so does that of the whole cohort, ultimately leading to improved health of the entire population of the organization.