Population health management analytics and support

Understanding your population and the opportunities to improve health and wellbeing

Population health management (PHM) helps complex healthcare systems gain an in-depth understanding of their local populations so that they can target interventions to improve wellbeing, reduce health inequalities, and identify the most suitable patient cohorts for interventions and innovations.

The Health Economics Unit offers a number of proven and insightful PHM methodologies, which allow the identification of groups of people with similar health profiles or barriers to healthcare, and the evaluation of different interventions that could make a difference to their outcomes and reduce inequality. Rooted in health economics and behavioural economics, population health management is regularly used by numerous organisations in the NHS and wider health sector to inform commissioning and provider decisions.

Our population health management service will work with you to identify patterns of health outcomes in different groups and enable you to understand the challenges and risks they face. This allows you to make informed decisions on the introduction of new interventions to the groups where the most difference can be made, delivering an equitable system where people get the care they need, how they need it. We can also train and partner with NHS analysts so they can continue this work.

Population Health Management Services and Guides

Our population health management services include several advanced analytical techniques, which not only can we carry out for your organisation, but also train your team on everything from understanding the basic concepts to recreating the analysis yourselves. Below are some of the methods which we use, as well as some useful how-to guides which we created for NHS England:

In addition to other economic modelling, we can develop advanced population profiles to improve equitability whilst reducing demand on limited resources.

Learn more about our collaborative work with population health.

Our specialist services

This is a small selection of all the solutions we can provide.

Evidence generation

Understanding whether new care pathways and interventions are effective, efficient, and deliver value for money

Population health management

Using allocative efficiency techniques and population health analytics to improve value and deliver the best care possible

Advanced analytics

Using advanced techniques in machine learning, data science and casual inference to understand the biggest questions in health


Sharing our vast knowledge to develop NHS capability through training, research design advice and quality assurance