Tag Archives: analytics

Expanding the scope of healthcare data

With data and analytics accepted as valuable tools in population health management, questions are now focused on what kinds of data to include and how to best use it. Health care leaders quickly learned that the most accessible data – claims data – is important but not enough. It’s not particularly timely and it’s often […]
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5 -priorities for groups pursuing a risk-based strategy

When you’re used to being paid based on a tally of procedures, it can be daunting to consider taking on the financial responsibility for outcomes. Where do you start? Or if you are already bearing some risk, how do you prepare to accept more? Organizations pursuing a risk-based strategy need to address five key areas […]
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Data-driven collaboration and teamwork

“The team! The team! The team!” Even as a dyed-in-the-wool Ohio State fan, I can still appreciate these six words spoken by Bo Schembechler, the famed coach of the University of Michigan (which we Buckeye fans like to refer to as “That team up north.”) His great speech is inspiring, even if you’re not a […]
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Rethinking department cooperation to build IT, HIE systems

To really manage clinical and financial risks, healthcare providers may need to do more with their data. To enable that goal, they may need to rethink how tasks are divided between departments. Health Data Management reported on an issue paper from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange. WEDI found a strong health IT infrastructure and […]
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Learn about business pros who can make risk less risky

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) called on health plans to apply for a value-based insurance test project, it stipulated that interested organizations must include financial projections and that those projections must be “actuarially certified.” While that term wouldn’t stump health plans and traditional payers – for whom the use of actuaries […]
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New technologies are breaking down data silos

The highest quality data does no one any good if the information is locked up in silos, unable to be shared. Now the tools of health care are changing in a way that will allow data to be accessed and analyzed. Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIE) represent two of the top […]
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Clinical research becomes part of a care coordination model

Value-based care strategies are making partners out of former rivals and leading to the destruction of care silos. Maybe you know of a hospital that has teamed up with skilled nursing facilities or even a payer organization. But have you heard of a union between a provider and a clinical research network? That is what […]
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Creating the Science of Medicine at Wilmington Health

Many physicians think of themselves as singular artists who, with a few well-placed brushstrokes, can render a cure to almost any malady. But Jeff James, CEO at Wilmington Health in Wilmington, North Carolina, believes that kind of thinking needs to change. Physicians, he says, need to become more like scientists, meticulously building a care plan […]
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Is your data organized to allow for utilization?

Even early-adopter health systems – leaders in the transition to population health management who have relied on data for some time – find it valuable to review their analytics platforms and ask, ‘what can you do for me now?’ One such system is Mercy health system – a Pioneer ACO and participant in the Physicians Group Practice demonstration […]
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3 analytics deliverables credited with ACO progress

What does it take to create an accountable care organization that meets benchmarks in care delivery and proves to be profitable? Jeff James, Chief Executive Officer at North Carolina-based Wilmington Health, says metrics and analytics allow for his group’s ACO to exist. The ACO was formed as a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of […]
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