Tag Archives: Population analytics

In healthcare, real time isn’t always soon enough

Analytics platforms that provide insights immediately after data is collected can help physicians and care managers make the most of their time with patients. Real-time data integration allows care teams to engage patients closer to the point of care and make decisions on next steps. But in some cases even data accessible in real time […]
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Let’s start talking

Optum® wants to know: What confuses you about analytics and big data? What value-based health care strategies work for your organization? What are your questions about population health strategies? To explore these topics and many more related to the changing health care industry, Optum is offering the blog Health Care Conversation. Leaders from inside Optum […]
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Consumer awareness, prioritized resources make or break preventive service use

Increased emphasis on prevention in health care is good policy, but it can’t become good practice unless the services get to the people who need them. In an earlier post, I shared statistics about how older adults are less likely to seek out prevention programs, programs which could have prevented 2 million premature deaths. That […]
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Population analytics bolsters preventive services

My previous post outlined how increasing preventive services outreach can keep people healthier and result in better financial outcomes. But this can only happen if payers and providers know who need those services. This is where population analytic tools come into play. The two components of successful population analytics are comprehensive data and technology systems […]
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Analytics are key to engaging providers in the process of change

As health care groups continue to grow larger, it becomes increasingly difficult for information to flow from the health care providers to the central office and vice versa. I have seen this happen to a number of health care organizations that were rapidly adding new practices and personnel. How does a growing organization keep the […]
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Podcast: Applying analytics to optimize care coordination programs

In the ever-evolving world of health care, clinical analytics are a key capability clinics and hospitals need to have as they shift from providing care to managing health. Analytics help provider organizations find opportunities among their attributed populations that are actionable, predictable and preventable. In this edition of the Health Care Dialogue podcast, Kristin Landry […]
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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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Make a game plan to better manage patient populations

Providing better care at a lower cost requires a strategic plan to identify at-risk patients who are the most likely to benefit from early interventions. But to do that, health care organizations need the most comprehensive insights and expert-level predictions possible. Analytics let organizations segment their population by clinical risk or by utilization. This makes […]
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Manage clinical and financial risks with analytics

Until now, managing risk in health care has largely been an exercise that was left to the payers. Provider organizations haven’t needed to accurately calculate the clinical and financial risks associated with caring for patients, because they didn’t bear the liability. But the rise of value-based care and big data is changing the face of […]
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Turn health care risk into opportunity with analytics

Managing clinical and financial risk in today’s ever-changing health care environment is a complex proposition. But with a good of understanding of patients’ potential risk for costly health complications, organizations can turn the risk of value-based reimbursement into opportunity to provide higher quality, more cost-efficient care. Advanced analytics can give health care providers the understanding […]
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