March 2015 Webinar

An Introduction to Population Health Management

To combat its unsustainable costs, health care is moving toward population health management (PHM)—a model that centers on managing the health and care needs of patient populations through value-based or risk-based care delivery and payment. Health care organizations will assume different roles in PHM, depending on the organization and its market. This webinar will define population health management for health care boards and executives, and describe its rationale and purpose. Participants will learn the key components of population health management and the different roles that organizations play within a PHM framework.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the economic and quality-related forces driving the shift to PHM
  • Identify the demands of PHM on delivery system structure, clinical processes, and technology
  • Describe a range of roles that organizations can play in PHM based on factors such as ability to assume financial risk for outcomes


Jim Pizzo is a Managing Director of Kaufman Hall, responsible for directing the firm’s Physician Advisory practice, an integral part of the Strategy practice. With more than 30 years of healthcare consulting experience, Jim has held leadership positions as a Partner with Accenture, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Ernst & Young LLP, and Ernst & Whinney. At each of the firms, he led the Physician Services and Finance and Planning practices. He first assumed the role of Partner and Practice Leader in 1995.


Rob York is a Senior Vice President of Kaufman Hall and leader of the Population Health Management division in the firm’s Strategy practice. He provides strategic services for a range of healthcare clients. Rob’s responsibilities focus on developing strategies to help providers remain relevant and viable in the new healthcare environment. Such strategies are based on rigorous market analysis, population and payer segment and demand analysis, and strategic partnership evaluation.