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Strategies for Managing Population Health

HFMA Thought Leadership Retreat participants met recently for a retreat about strategies for managing population health. One of the recommendations out of the retreat was to “shift emphasis from hospital care to primary care. Hospitals and health systems already are making this shift in various ways: hiring patient coordinators to ensure patients receive timely preventive care; identifying and reaching frequent emergency department (ED) users and providing alternative options for care; experimenting with a combined hospitalist/nurse navigator approach; and using physician coordinators and physician extenders.1

This culture shift is leading providers to connected health strategies that encourage patients to become more actively engaged in their care. My colleagues at Perficient can help with portals and Connected Health Strategies including:

  • Provide instant access to patient and clinical information with Healthcare Portals
  • Enable instantaneous access to patient and clinical information using Mobile Health applications
  • Transmit medical images, video and audio for Telehealth diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Allow patients to exchange pertinent information and discuss health conditions with healthcare providers using Social Media

In addition to patient engagement, investments are needed in data infrastructure. To successfully manage population health, hospitals and health systems need technologies that support the exchange of data among providers and with payers, as well as enhanced analytic capabilities that can pinpoint opportunities to enhance care delivery and management. These investments include both information technology and competent data analysts armed with tools that can track and monitor data and alert providers to the need for interventions.

Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence platforms, including Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management and Endeca, provide are a rapid time to value alternative for meeting these challenges.  Join Perficient in booth #1649 at the National Institute HFMA Conference now to hear more!   “Gotta be there!

1 HFMA’s sixth annual Thought Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C.

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Terie McClintock

Terie McClintock is the Oracle Healthcare Practice Director at Perficient, Inc. where she is responsible for providing healthcare subject matter expertise to the Perficient Oracle National Business Unit while also cultivating and managing the partnership with Oracle’s Healthcare Vertical and Horizontal Business Units. Terie has more than 25 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Perficient, Terie contributed over 13 years at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center with the most recent title of Director, Data Management Services. Prior to M.D. Anderson, Terie worked for IBM as a Senior Consultant.

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