International health systems can vary considerably – each with its own peculiarities, intricacies and often its own language and terminology. This can lead to challenges for the portability of ideas making it harder for actuaries working in one health system to leverage insights from other systems. However, almost all health systems grapple with the same fundamental challenges – in particular, how to deliver the best health outcomes for both populations and individuals for a limited set of resources.
One area that has been getting increasing focus in recent years is population health management. Leveraging in-house Milliman research to explore case studies from a number of health systems, this session will get behind the buzzwords to deliver a better understanding of how different systems define “population health” and engage in population health management strategies to achieve health policy goals. We will explore the different tools that are used in population health management and how interventions are evaluated.
This interactive session will be of interest to any actuary with an active role in an international health system.