By Mike Wilkinson, VP Marketing and Product Management

Today we announced the launch of version 2 of the Lumeon Care Pathway Management Platform. A central theme of this release is the ability to automate the management of millions of pathways enabling care on a scale not seen before in the industry. The next phase of Healthcare is not so much about treating the sick but keeping people well in the first place. To manage the well you need intelligence, scale and the ability to take action.

As with any industry we have a descriptor for managing the well and it’s called Population Health Management (PHM). Recent research from Grand View Research valued the PHM market at $20.7 billion in 2015, and it’s only expected to grow as the health industry continues to transform from reactive to preventative care. The major weakness with most PHM solutions today is they provide analysis and reporting on groups of patients and simply highlight issues for care team to deal with. They focus on identifying problems and don’t offer solution. The Lumeon CPM2 release moves the PHM market forward by using patient analytics and automation in unison to offer the ability to steer patients between pathways on a mass scale. This means massive segments of the population can be managed on an individual basis.

Key to delivering PHM is enhancing the digital interfacing of the CPM platform. Since I joined Lumeon I have talked to many customers and one of the key things they have highlighted is enabling our system to process more data from digital sources be that portals, apps etc. With CPM2 we have developed a range of intelligent APIs to speed up and automate the booking process along with a patient Navigator App that automatically manages patients along their care pathway.

We’re transforming the PHM market with our launch of Care Pathway Manager, Release 2 – the latest version our CPM platform. Enhanced features include a mobile patient app, enhanced pathway automation and a range of APIs designed to give providers the ability to deliver automated pathway based care on a mass scale. But data is just data unless you can do something with it and here is where the automation engine is important. It removes the need to defer back to a person thereby freeing up administrators and clinicians to focus on better patient care and outcomes.