How an outstanding provider got even better with analytics

LH_low-resLehigh Valley Health Network was already a pretty stellar health care organization.

After all, it had been listed in US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” 20 years running, and the American Hospital Association had numbered it among the “100 Most Wired” in 11 consecutive years.

But the Pennsylvania provider wasn’t about to rest on its laurels. Instead, it went full-on for data analytics, as a key element in its evolution toward the fee-for-value paradigm.

LVHN set up an analytics division, Populytics, which began crunching and combining data from clinical and claims sources. The results are showcased in a new video.

As Nina M. Taggart, MD, administrator, population health, center for connected care & innovation at LVHN, puts it: “We always knew that quality was part of our DNA. But being able to connect the clinical and quality data really took it to a new level.”

“We were able to let our clinicians see, really, across the continuum the connection between finances, quality, and patient experience.”

The results helped LVHN bring targeted care to subgroups of their patient population who needed special attention.

And there was a delightful surprise: some amazing cost savings.

Learn the whole story here.

 

About the Author:

Leslie Cozatt currently serves as Director of Marketing, Optum Provider – Thought LH_low-resLeadership and Content Strategy.

She directs the development of content that spotlights the role of data analytics in healthcare – specifically the transition to value-based care, risk management and population health management. She brings to her role more than 20 years of experience developing B2B and B2C integrated marketing campaigns for companies including ThreeWire, Eliance and 3M. Leslie attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Wellington College with a BS in International Business & Communication

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