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A Game Changer in Healthcare
Introducing Population Healthiness Index℠ (PHI, Φ)
Population Healthiness Index℠ (PHI, Φ) is an elegantly simple and easy to understand tool that captures, analyzes, interconnects and calculates the ΦScore℠, the SINGLE number that represents the health and vitality of the Whole Person.
Inspired by the mathematical expression the Golden Ratio, represented by the Greek letter Φ, the perfect proportionality found in the universe including humans, animals, plants, DNA, arts, music, architecture, theology etc., the ΦScore℠ is modeled for the Whole Person to achieve the "Golden Healthiness" in individuals and populations of any shape or size.
ΦHabits℠ - Entrenched habits that influence healthiness
Treating an individual as a patchwork of “clinical silos” rather than as an interconnected whole has led to myriad outcome measures supported by a confounding number of unique and proprietary tools, procedures, methods, models etc., making the current healthcare system incredibly complex losing focus on the overall health and vitality of the care recipient.
Abuse, Misuse and Overuse
This absence of a holistic measure prevents in building consistency of care delivered - efficiency, efficacy, and experience; an underlying reason for perpetuation of the transactional “fee for service” culture, that in turn drives abuse, misuse and overuse of the healthcare resources.
It is estimated that a patient spends 5000 hours a year on their own away from a physician or care giver. During that period, the patient's lifestyle, behaviors such as medication adherence, and other dimensions and factors of daily living have profound bearing on their disease management and the efficacy of the care that a physician has prescribed.
This lack of understanding of the Whole Person (see graphic), with multiple clinical and non clinical factors and dimensions that can influence the health and vitality of a patient is a significant handicap to the current healthcare system.
Easy to Understand and Engage
Focused and Measurable Population Improvement Targets
Flexible & Customizable for Performance Management
PHI (Φ) can be customized to highlight certain clinical and non-clinical dimensions to measure the effectiveness of a wide variety of applications such as drugs, procedures, therapies, treatments, programs, interventions or delivery systems:
Simplified, Efficient and Effective Healthcare Market
Application of ΦScore℠ could dramatically simplify transactions, enhance efficiency and improve efficacy of care for virtually all stakeholders in healthcare:
Consumers– Use ΦScore℠ as a holistic tool to track, measure and manage healthiness.
Patients – Align efficacy of care and the cost with the impact on their ΦScore℠.
Employers - ΦScore℠ enabled focused targets and strategies to significantly improve return on investment with higher employee productivity, lower healthcare costs in real dollars and greatly enhanced employee health vitality, and innovation.
Physicians - Enhance focus on patient care, outcomes and experience while improving overall efficiency of the practice by using the Whole Person view through ΦScore℠.
Payers– Align network payment models to unambiguous ΦScore℠ targets to simplify operations, reduce costs, improve outcomes and engage stakeholders.
Providers– Simplify operations, reduce cost, increase return on investment and measure effectiveness of care delivered with ΦScore℠ improvements.
ACOs & Emerging Value Models- Unambiguous ΦScore℠ based improvement targets and aligned payment structures for simpler and effective care delivery.
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechs– Dramatically change drug development by linking clinical conditions, trials, outcomes and drug efficacy to ΦScore℠ improvements.
Ancillary services– Effectiveness of services measured for their impact on ΦScore℠.
Medical Devices– Effectiveness of delivery systems linked to ΦScore℠ improvements.
Regulators– Effectiveness and approval of drugs and devices linked to demonstrable
Insurers– Reliable risk management models and personalized life and other products linked to ΦScore℠.
Public Health – Programs, budgets and investments linked to ΦScore℠ targets.
Advocates– Overall health and vitality improvement of the affected population as measured in ΦScore℠ as the goal rather than a narrowly defined functionality.