Leveraging an Enterprise Data Warehouse To Identify Care Gaps and Clinical Quality Improvement Opportunities

=With an increasing percentage of at-risk healthcare payments, Allina Health System’s Minneapolis Heart Institute (MHI) began to examine clinical variations among its cardiovascular patients.

In this HealthSounds episode, Pam Rush,
cardiovascular clinical service line program director at Allina Health, shares how MHI leveraged over 80 different data sources fed into its Enterprise Data Warehouse to identify gaps in care, clinical variations and quality improvement opportunities.

During Predictive Healthcare Analytics: Four Pillars for Success, a March 2018 webcast now available for rebroadcast, Ms. Rush, along with Dr. Steven Bradley, cardiologist, MHI and associate director, MHI Healthcare Delivery Innovation Center, share their organization’s four pillars of predictive analytics success…addressing population health issues, reducing clinical variation, testing new processes and leveraging this enterprise data warehouse.

The webinar provided details on creating a culture of quality and innovation, building dashboards, as well as several case examples of quality improvement initiatives contributing to these savings and much more.


Length: 3:44 minutes

Waiting on ACO Shared Savings? Here’s 3 Ways to Generate Population Health Revenue Now

=While shared savings could be several years in the future for fledgling accountable care organizations, there are shortcuts for physician practices in ACOs to generate population health revenue immediately, explains Tim Gronniger, senior vice president of development and strategy for Caravan Health.

In this HealthSounds episode, Gronniger outlines the rationale for using three Medicare billing codes—the annual wellness visit (AWV), chronic care management and advanced care planning—to create revenue that offsets ACO infrastructure costs.

During Generating Population Health Revenue: ACO Best Practices for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS Success, a January 2018 webcast now available for rebroadcast, Tim Gronniger shared the key focus areas for its ACOs to achieve substantial financial and quality results while building a sustainable healthcare delivery model for the year ahead and beyond.

The webinar provided key details on the key cornerstones of Caravan Health’s ACO success, including staffing and patient engagement secrets; payoffs from detailed MACRA and MIPS reporting; the benefits of effort-based quality metrics over outcomes-based data; two critical 2018 strategies Caravan Health’s ACOs use to build on their success, and much more.


Length: 3:54 minutes