Population Health

The Houston Methodist Physicians’ Alliance for Quality (HMPAQ) Population Health management strategy focuses on improving the health of Houston Methodist employees and their beneficiaries by engaging employees in their health care and improving clinical quality indicators with individualized care management plans.

The key components of our HMPAQ Population Health program include the health risk stratification of our population, development of individualized care plans for populations with different health risks, engagement of our employees/beneficiaries with home health monitoring devices, engagement of our physician Population Health partners and individualized care coordination from our nursing Care Navigator program.

Our initial Population Health pilot focused on Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital employees and beneficiaries who were risk stratified to high risk or rising risk for hypertension, diabetes or smoking.

In the first phase of this pilot, we identified employees/beneficiaries who did not have a primary care physician and paired them with our physician Population Health partners for same-day access.