Using data analytics to help manage chronic care, high-cost patients: 3 experts weigh in

How to use data analytics to assist handle chronic care and high-cost clients was among the subjects a panel of health experts gone over throughout a session at the Beckers Health IT + Revenue Cycle Virtual Event on Oct. 9.

Speakers were:.

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Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Here is an excerpt from the conversation, gently modified for clearness. To see the full session on-demand, click on this link..

Information analytics offers health centers and health systems the insight to support optimum decision-making and determine locations in requirement of enhancement..

Isaiah Nathaniel, CIO of Delaware Valley Community Health in Philadelphia.
Kimberly Scaccia, vice president of profits cycle at Mercyhealth, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Tinu Tadese, MD, vice president of medical informatics at Lake Health System in Concord Township, Ohio.

Question: How can service providers use information analytics to assist manage persistent care and high-cost clients?

For lots of health systems, thats like possibly not at this time, because were not actually in the value-based care compensation the method we desire to be. Isaiah Nathaniel: Our task at neighborhood health main care organizations is to relieve that pressure off of medical facilities from their ER rates, their high-cost patients. When we talk about population health and we talk about the hierarchical condition category coding, due to the fact that we are in a revenue cycle panel, we have that information. For years, and I imply decades, weve had population health as a part of our care chance. Another thing about Delaware Valley Community Health is that we are a client- focused medical home.

Kimberly Scaccia: As Ive gotten through all the different doctor practices in the medical facilities that we serve, it has been a genuine obstacle. We have an amazing, very well-known electronic health record, and the data and analytics that are not available for these kinds of things are astonishing.

With the right systems in location, we can follow those patients. Youre getting an entire robust population health platform.

I would like to get some synthetic intelligence within our system. Its definitely something were checking out, but this would be a location where I could see it might truly have a significant impact, particularly on those chronic care clients.

Isaiah Nathaniel: Our task at community health main care organizations is to relieve that pressure off of healthcare facilities from their ER rates, their high-cost clients. When we talk about population health and we talk about the hierarchical condition classification coding, since we are in a profits cycle panel, we have that data.
For years, and I imply years, weve had population health as a part of our care chance. We have all that information in our population health management tool. Another thing about Delaware Valley Community Health is that we are a patient- focused medical home.
There is a collective nature that we need to have both from the health center perspective and standard primary care. This pandemic has actually revealed it extremely, very vividly and quickly that main care is a part of the solution, not on the borders.

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We do not do an excellent job at supplying any of this truly essential details back to our service providers for chronic care management or those high-cost clients. With the remarkable amount of data that we have available, this should be something we are able to do.

For lots of health systems, thats like possibly not at this time, since were not really in the value-based care reimbursement the way we desire to be. The kind of information, the platforms that can truly provide us some of this analytics and that has actually synthetic intelligence developed in, it is really very expensive. We just dont have them where we require them.