Tag Archives: analytic tools

The first step on the journey to quality improvements: Analytic tools

Providers are increasingly turning to advanced analytical tools to efficiently gather clean and validated data, find patterns within that data and make more accurate predictions of population health needs. This data is helping them focus on the patients who have the most potential for clinical improvement—and cost savings. Dr. Carl Couch, president of Baylor, Scott […]
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Providers use analytics to better manage their populations and reduce costs

Health care in the United States today is on an unsustainable financial path. Estimates of waste are staggering: Each year, The New York Times reports, $55 billion dollars is thrown away on missed prevention opportunities; $130 billion dollars is lost on inefficient service delivery; and $210 billion dollars goes to the delivery of unnecessary care. […]
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Data analytics optimize providers’ management of value-based contracts

Providers who manage value-based contracts are looking for ways to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs. And they’re doing this by acquiring care management strategies and an ability to build better predictive risk models for high-risk populations. With a just small sliver of the U.S. population accounting for a bulk of health care costs, provider […]
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Analyzing “good” data provides a true snapshot of patients’ risk

Analyzing your data can reveal important insights about your patient population, including identifying those who are at highest risk for hospitalization. In my last post, we discussed the importance of having “good” data. This means data that has been gleaned from as many sources as possible, and has been normalized and validated so that it […]
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