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"Hybrid" Population Health Management Model May Work

Posted by Joe Antle on July 16, 2019 3:25 PM EDT
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Traditional command and control techniques can drive immediate change in healthy lifestyle behaviors.  But are these changes sustainable?  Open and collaborative management can create more participant engagement, but does this model maximize the benefits of the changes?  Perhaps a better concept....

...would be to combine the best of both approaches?

I've enjoyed reading and thinking about the two contrasting perspectives shared in recent blog posts written by Thomas Edwards and Chip Block.  Both advocate the idea of applying organizational management and operations management techniques to driving improvements in overall population health.

Planning, directing, organizing, reporting on results and managing response are classic traditional management approaches.  On the other hand, leveraging teamwork and collaboration, technology support, expert support and guidance and a substantial group reward for successful results "at scale" promote some of the more contemporary methods of the open innovation world and the networked economy.

But what might happen if we combine-or recombine-the best of both management techniques?  Not sure anyone can predict it, but it's almost certain that the hybrid model of integrating the two methods together, enhanced by effective and efficient communications techniques and roles for support people and experts could be better.  So, why not try it?

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