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Epic’s Approach to Population Health


In a recent post on Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Analyst Skip Snow (@SkipSnow) interviewed Epic President, Carl Dvorak, on Epic’s approach to population health. During the interview Dvorak emphasized the importance of closing gaps across the continuum of care and integrating data from external systems:

“We also work to help create a population health management infrastructure that transcends any one site and vendors as well. So we have customers today who use our infrastructure and some of the new work we have done to bring in data from other practices — eClinicalWorks, Athena Health, Greenway as examples — and to bring in data from payers even for events that took place outside their health system and work with an Epic platform to manage healthcare and population health clinically integrated networks when some of the participants have heterogeneous technology. That is one of the new things we have done. And it is going really well. It’s real successful. Places like ProHealth Care in Milwaukee and Cadence Health, now part of Northwestern Medicine, in Chicago are good examples that makes use of that.”

Christine Bessler, CIO, ProHealth CareDvorak referenced ProHealth Care, and Cadence Health (now part of Northwestern Medicine) as examples of healthcare organizations that are managing population health with the Epic platform. Both ProHealth Care and Cadence Health are Perficient clients and selected Perficient as their Epic/clinical integration partner of choice based on our knowledge of Epic and our extensive BI and analytics experience in the healthcare industry.

Perficient, a leader in healthcare systems integration, data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytics, has supported a number of value-based care programs, applying our expertise to implement the IT enablers that are required for success. We have been working with Epic Cogito since version 5.0, and helped ProHealth Care become the first organization in the world to go into production and realize its value.

Perficient’s knowledge of Epic and our real-life experience with nationally recognized healthcare systems, coupled with a host of BI and analytics competencies, makes us the proven partner choice for healthcare organizations embarking on their value-based care journey. Check out the work we did at ProHealth Care and Cadence Health here.

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Kate Tuttle

Kate Tuttle is a senior marketing professional with more than 13 years of marketing experience in both B2B and B2C environments. She has more than 7 years of healthcare industry experience and is passionate about technology and its impact on consumer experience.

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