While Dr. David Matchar was in town from Singapore, he presented February 7, 2018, for a special SYNERGY Population Health Seminar. Matchar is currently leading the Health Services & Systems Research Program at Duke-NUS Medical School. In this talk, he discussed his work in developing and validating a scheme for population segmentation based on health and health-related social service needs and how he is applying this general framework to more systematically optimizing health services.
Title: Population segmentation based on needs: what, why, and how?
Population Segmentation helps identify different health care needs within populations, enables tailored care models and the budgets to support them. This tactic has gained significant traction as a promising approach for turning sentiments into reality.