I’ve been working directly with our partner, IBM, lately, on our own healthcare analytics offerings. Recently, I saw this quote in a presentation slide on one of our projects:
“Delivering integrated care requires an ability to transform data into actionable insights.”
These insights lead to smarter decisions, and that ultimately leads to better outcomes for patients.
For an organization to be successful as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), it must be defining and leading communities of care by going beyond just information share, and toward co-creating the next generation healthcare industry.
I think Premier healthcare alliance is working toward making this next generation healthcare industry a reality.
And here’s why.
InformationWeek published a story yesterday on big data and analytics in healthcare. In the story, they highlight a new collaborative of healthcare organizations that was created by Premier health alliance. Called the Data Alliance Collaborative (DAC), it enables these organizations to learn from one another as they develop population health management tools.
IBM hardware and software aggregates member data while Premier, working with IBM and with our healthcare team, developed an integrated payer and provider data model on which DAC members are building these population health management applications.
Clinical, financial and claims data, from multiple care systems, coming together in one place to produce insights and trigger alerts and reports that allow providers to improve care for individuals.
The DAC is working on building tools that will:
- Quickly notify providers about patients who haven’t filled a prescription within 24 hours. This should help them to improve transitions of care.
- Analyze electronic health records and administrative data to find patients more likely to be readmitted before they’re discharged. This will take into account risk factors that often lead to readmissions using an evidence-based checklist by medical condition. They call this an “all-cause predictive readmissions model.”
Really neat stuff!
Keith J. Figlioli, senior VP of healthcare informatics for Premier, is quoted as saying,
“One leading system integrator is creating assets for this group that will later be commercialized if somebody consumes them.” That integrator is Perficient.
We are so proud to be a part of this, and we look forward to talking more about what these tools look like and how they’re improving care and working to improve population health management for healthcare organizations across the country!
Learn more about how Perficient and Premier will Deliver Transformative Healthcare Analytics to Improve Patient Care.
Read the full story by InformationWeek here: Healthcare Collaborative, IBM Partner On Big Data Platform