INTRODUCTION TO PHI INSTITUTE
The Population Health Impact (PHI) Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 to promote credible, transparent, standardized, and replicable impact evaluations of defined population health programs (e.g., wellness, health promotion, payment for provider performance, disease management, case management, medical management, etc.).
The specific goals of the PHI Institute are to:
Credible evaluation processes, methodologies and impact studies as proposed by the PHI Institute will make it easier for the market’s buyers and sellers to make evidence-based ROI determinations and clinical resource allocations.
PHI Institute supports data-driven decision making, Evidence-based ROI[SM], and Evidence-based Procurement[SM] ... based upon a new kind of value in health care.
A New Kind of Value (beyond Value=Quality & Cost)
1) Value Outcomes (focus on: market-driven outcomes--health, functionality, productivity, cost)
2) Value Realization (focus on: credible evaluation)
3) Value Comparison (focus on: transparency of methods and results)
4) Value Optimization (focus on: Evidence-based decision making by comparing and contrasting different processes/interventions)
Value is derived when quality processes are credibly attributed,
in a transparent manner, to market-driven outcomes.
Value=(Quality Processes -> Market-Driven Outcomes) & Transparency of Methods and Results.
In short hand: Value= (Quality -> Outcomes) & Transparency.
Note on symbols and definitios:
a) The arrow (->) implies a causal and temporal relationship (i.e., where the quality processes are scientifically linked to the market driven outcomes of health, functionality, productivity, and/or cost).
b) The ampersand (&) does not imply any specific mathematical relationship (e.g., additive), only a relationship that is situation specific.
c) The term "transparency" only refers to evaluation impact methods and results of such evaluations, not confidential processes, services, or products designed to optimize outcomes.
PHI Institute Scoring Services
The Population Health Impact Institute offers scoring services for defined population health management programs as a means for buyers and sellers to achieve increasing levels of Credibility in program planning, procurement, performance monitoring, and impact / outcome evaluation.
Scoring services are performed by PHI Institute at three levels: 1) Transparency, 2) Validity, and 3) Verification. Each score is more difficult to accomplish than the preceding level, and is priced accordingly. Contact PHI Institute for project assessment and pricing information.
A Transparency Score can stand on its own. A Validity Score must be preceded by a Transparency Score, and a Verification Score must be preceded by a Validity Score. In other words, each Score is dependent on completion of the one that appears before.
Private vs. Public Use
Importantly, all three scores can be performed for "Private Use" and/or "Public Use." Private scores are performed for the benefit of a specific client by PHI Institute (or its licensees), but all scores will ultimately be made public in an anonymous fashion, via PHI Insitute Industry Benchmarking services. Public Scores, decided as such by prior agreement, will be disseminated in PHI Institute Benchmarking services among similar types of named organizations (e.g. employers, government agencies, etc.).
Benefits of PHI Institute Scoring
Benefits of a PHI Institute scoring process can be realized for either private internal use and/or for public use:
Public Display of Scoring Results
The choice of a public scoring process, in any of the three scoring options will enable the client to display the appropriate PHI Institute service marks in public, per prior license agreement.
The evaluation and ethical principles, standards and measures were developed by and are owned by the Population Health Impact Institute ("PHI Institute"). The principles, standards, and measures are not to be construed as clinical guidelines and do not establish a standard of scientific-based clinical care. The PHI Institute makes no representations, warranties, or endorsement about the quality of any organization that uses or reports these principles, standards, or measures and the PHI Institute has no liability to anyone who relies on such principles, standards, and measures.
The Population Health Impact Institute holds a copyright to these principles, standards, and measures and can rescind or alter them at any time. The principles, standards, and measures may not be altered by anyone other than the PHI Institute at any time. PHI Institute retains the exclusive right for public, commercial, and benchmarking use.
Anyone desiring to use or reproduce the principles, standards, and measures without modification for a non-commercial purpose may do so without obtaining any approval from the PHI Institute as long as attribution to the PHI Institute is clearly noted ("Used with Permission of the Population Health Impact Institute"). All commercial uses must be approved in writing by the PHI Institute and are subject to a license at the discretion of the PHI Institute. (c) 2005. Population Health Impact Institute. All Rights Reserved.
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