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Population Health - Defining Outcomes

In this presentation, Benjamin Anderson tells the story of how one frontier health care delivery system is making the transition from an internal focus on traditional process improvement to patient-centered outcomes by successfully soliciting the input of 80% of the households in its culturally diverse county. This collaborative survey process leveraged relationships with a medical school, local government, health care, public health, law enforcement, employers, the education system and area migrant services. The data was surprising and has redefined this county's strategy for improving the health of its population. Improving the health status of people in America's most underserved communities is the mission and calling of Anderson, who currently serves as CEO of Kearny County Hospital, a comprehensive rural health complex located in southwest Kansas.