Sage Growth Partners Releases Industry Report on the Population Health Market

Population health management emerges as a major growth market for investors

Baltimore, MD – May 24, 2016 – Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based healthcare strategy, technology and marketing firm today announced the release of a new report, the Population Health Management Industry Overview. The report reviews the growing role of population health management in the healthcare industry, and summarizes key opportunities and targets for investors interested in this space.

Population health management has emerged as one of the fastest growing sub-segments of healthcare, and a major growth market for health investors. Venture investing in population health targets reached $107 million in just the first quarter of 2016.[i] As the healthcare industry shifts from fee-for-service to a value-based payment model, businesses driving effective aggregation and analysis of population health data are primed to generate strong revenue growth. The report includes attributes of vendors that deliver true population health management solutions, and outlines key companies who have received significant funding.

“Population health management is an important means to succeed under value-based payment models,” said Stephanie Kovalick, SGP Chief Strategy Officer. “Businesses that have accepted this fact and moved quickly to provide services that drive population health-centered initiatives are well-positioned to create significant returns for investors. Almost half of payers and providers are currently making investments in population health management. That number jumps to more than four in five payers and providers who plan on making an investment within the next 12 months, according to a recent report by Cognizant and Trizetto[ii]. It’s our hope that this report serves as a point of reference for investors evaluating firms who are pitching themselves as population health vendors.”

To download the full report, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Z0XDd3

About Sage Growth Partners

Sage Growth Partners is a healthcare strategy, technology and marketing firm. We provide insight and multi-disciplined execution to growth-minded healthcare organizations nationally, including hospitals, health systems, physicians groups, insurers, trade associations and academic institutions. With deep roots in the business of healthcare, Sage Growth Partners delivers solutions to complex industry and organizational challenges.

Founded in 2005, Sage Growth Partners is located in Baltimore, MD and serves clients such as GE Healthcare, Doctor’s Community Hospital, Capricorn Healthcare, Availity, Chase Brexton Health Care, LG Healthcare Solutions, St. Jude Medical and Wellcentive. Visit us online at www.sage-growth.com.

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[i] Rock Health. Q1 update: Unlike tech, 2016 digital health funding on record pace again. Mitchell Mom. http://rockhealth.com/reports/q1-update-2016-digital-health-funding-on-pace-to-surpass-2015/

[ii] Cognizant & Trizetto. Industry Perspectives on Future Trends in Population Health and Care Management. 2015. https://www.trizetto.com/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=8898