How Can Technology Support Collective Impact and Improve Outcomes?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act laid the groundwork for substantial improvements in population health by broadening the focus of health systems and hospitals beyond care delivery. To address factors like social determinants of health, providers must align efforts with local health departments and community groups, gather feedback from communities and experts, complete requisite needs assessments, and implement programs to promote community health.


This e-book illustrates the growing importance of technology in a collective impact approach focused on population health improvement, including how:

  • Health departments, hospitals, health systems, and nonprofits are using emerging technologies to enact successful collective impact approaches to address long-term, large-scale problems.
  • Technology can establish a centralized and dynamic measurement system and communication tool for communities to align efforts to achieve common goals through transparent and accountable means.
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