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Population healthiness INDEX℠ (PHI, Φ)

For Patients


A Game Changer In Healthcare


Transform Patient Care - Scenario

Situation

Jane is a busy professional, but is in frequent pain and needs surgery.  After consulting with her surgeon, Jane is still apprehensive about her impending surgery and has lingering questions:


  • How would I know if my problem is fixed?
  • How long would it take to be fully functional?
  • How would I define fully functional?
  • What kind of recovery period and progression should I expect?
  • Will I have relapse and require readmission and rework?
  • Who would pay for that?
  • How would that affect my recovery?
  • How much would it cost in time and money?
  • How do I know if my surgeon and the facility are delivering the best outcomes and value to me?


 Insight

Jane is a sophisticated consumer who has done basic research on her condition, procedure, expected outcomes, physicians, facilities, estimated costs etc..  Her apprehensiveness is due to the fact that the current system does not and can not answer her questions in more concrete and measurable ways.

PHI (Φ) Difference


Understanding the Whole Person view of herself with ΦScore℠- the SINGLE number that includes both clinical and non-clinical dimensions and factors that influence her health, vitality, productivity and cost would significantly allay her fears and give her a degree of confidence and control over her situation.

 Below are some possible steps Jane could take using Population Healthiness Index℠ (PHI Φ) model:

 Plan


  • Define dimensions and factors critical to her for being fully functional
  • Define along with her physician/s the expected "full functionality"
  • Do the base line ΦScore℠ prior to surgery
  • Agree on the expected ΦScore℠ post surgery
  • Agree on the frequency of measurement, expected time phased progression and estimated costs
  • Define potential scenarios and interventions should the progression is not satisfactory


 Measure


  • Actively measure ΦScore℠ and track progression
  • Seek interventions if the progression is not as per the plan
  • Readjust plan, if necessary, concur with physicians


Sign-Off


  • Agree once expected ΦScore℠, cost, functionality and other criteria are met