Analytics: Data changes everything

Posted December 1, 2014

To succeed in value-based care, providers are not only providing care but also expertly managing health across their patient population. Rather than only seeing patients who present at their office or facility, they’re being proactive by gaining deeper insight into their patients’ health and evaluating their risk. And to do it, they are amassing — and analyzing — the best data on their populations, practices and costs.

Using powerful analytic tools, providers are identifying their highest-risk patients and delivering better care at a better value.

For example, Aurora Health Care was able to reduce admissions among its highest-risk heart failure and COPD patients by 65 percent after assigning an operational planner to its predictive analytic model. Cornerstone Health used analytic tools to drill down into its electronic health records and identify gaps in patient care.