Expanding The Conversation On Population-Based Care

Among the challenges facing hospitals today is care for chronic patients—addressing how to keep them healthy and out of the hospital and serving them once they do arrive. To look for ways to address the issue, a group of healthcare, technology, and design professionals from HDR Inc. and Texas Women’s University partnered to develop a new care model. The goal was to deliver value-based care to chronic care patients and offer a new framework to support a care-delivery model. The concept—called the population based patient unit (PBPU)—was the topic of discussion during a session at the 2015 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.