Advancing Whole Health
By integrating the drivers of a person's health, we see a bigger picture. When we share that knowledge and data beyond doctors and hospitals to include all care providers, they can address needs more holistically and see a person's whole health.
The traditional healthcare system fragments care by focusing on a particular disease, diagnosis, or condition. We purposefully swim against that approach, proactively integrating our capabilities to create a holistic view. This enables care providers to determine how to help an individual most effectively. That may mean leveraging not only traditional healthcare and medications but community and home-based services based on an understanding of a person's specific needs.
When we consider each person's full experience, we go beyond treating a disease, diagnosis, or condition to help them achieve optimal health.
Drivers of Whole Health
It's important to keep in mind that these social, physical, and behavioral drivers can overlap and impact each other. what drives health:To achieve optimal health, we must address
Measuring Whole Health
Data and technology allow us to understand whole health, personalize healthcare, and empower people — all of which help improve individual health and advance equity. In fact, we developed the Whole Health Index (WHI) to understand individual needs better to best support and improve an individual's health.
This index takes an integrated approach that considers the physical, behavioral, and social drivers of care to assess an individual's overall health, identify opportunities to address different health status drivers, and advance efforts within the care delivery ecosystem to improve the whole health of our consumers and communities.
Achieving real whole health — at the individual and societal level — requires immense commitment and sustained collaboration between care providers, employers, government leaders, and payers alike.
At Elevance Health, partnering with care providers to address whole health and its drivers is the hallmark of our business strategy. To get there, we are:
- Contracting for outcomes.
- Collaborating for success.
Advancing health is only possible by working together.