Clinical Population Management (CPM)
Improving practice processes, team care,
and patient outcomes.
Consider the Evidence
We've redefined the causes for underperformance and high costs in chronic disease management.
SINCE 2013, Clinical Population Management (CPM) has quickly moved into the realm of feasibility for any and all chronic disease specialists, thanks to the pioneering work of physicians in the RAPP Project. This quality improvement project is still underway and continues to produce growing evidence for the efficacy of CPM in significantly improving practice processes, team care, and patient outcomes.
RAPP Project redefines problems and solutions.
The RAPP Project has redefined the causes for underperformance and high costs in chronic disease management. Even more importantly, it has developed the processes and tools necessary for physicians to see, document, and improve their delivery of care. The project’s findings apply to all chronic diseases in all practices and health system settings with the RAPP Project providing proof of principle. It proposes that:
Crucial questions can be answered...finally.
CPM enables physicians to readily answer and act upon crucial questions that few can address with customary care processes - and it provides the answers in real time. These questions include:
Providing optimal care requires the capacity to answer these questions. This is true for all clinicians managing all chronic diseases, yet few have this information and customary care processes do not provide it. The answers cannot be extracted from office visit schedules or electronic medical records, as they use transactional software platforms that focus on individual patient care. CPM has allowed 86 RAPP Project clinicians (so far) to answer these questions, and to do so at any time.
High-impact changes can be implemented.
CPM facilitates high-impact changes to systems of care that enable on-time disease activity assessments and optimal disease control. Physicians who adopt these practice processes and tools are: