Cities are under pressure to improve the health of specific
groups, or populations. In order to so, a broad range of
influential factors called social determinants need to be
taken into consideration. These factors include environment,
social structure, resource distribution, and education
Population health solutions help cities and other
organizations monitor, manage, visualize and communicate
clinical and demographic data and implement tailored
programs. As a result, cities and health systems can align
service offerings, coverage, and eligibility to improve
prevention, enhance health outcomes, and reduce the
incidence and severity of chronic conditions. In addition to
improving population health, these solutions can help cut
costs at a city, provider, and systemic level.
Solutions based on cloud computing, business intelligence,
and visualization technologies—including the Windows Azure
platform, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server,
Excel, Bing Maps, and geographical information systems
(GIS)—can help cities identify trends that affect the health
of certain populations and make evidence-driven decisions to
provide targeted resources and services.
Solutions for population health based on Microsoft
technologies and services can help cities:
- Achieve better health outcomes.
Citizens gain more insight into factors that affect
their health so that they can proactively care for
themselves and their families.
- Improve decisions. Health
professionals can spot trends, identify patterns, and
visualize data for easier and more intuitive
- Optimize services. Cities can plot
needs versus service delivery, and ultimately offer
additional services that improve health.