Learn more about Kathleen Clary, BSN, MSN, DNP

Author Bio

Kathleen Clary joined Health Catalyst in May 2017 as VP of Care Management & Patient Engagement. Prior to coming to Catalyst, Kathleen worked for MultiCare Health System as the Administrator of Patient Navigation & Care Coordination. Kathleen has a degree in Bachelors of Nursing from Mount Marty College, a Masters of Nursing from University of Washington, Tacoma, a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Systems Leadership from Rush University, Chicago and currently enrolled (graduate 2018) at the Army War College to earn a Master’s in Strategic Studies.

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On the Population Health and Cost Transformation Stage, Care Management Is the Star

Joe’s story isn’t a unique one in the U.S. Having been admitted to the hospital five times in one month, Joe isn’t taking his medications and doesn’t exercise. In short, he struggles to follow his care plan.
The Care Management Show, an entertaining, interactive theatrical performance, demonstrates why health systems need to adopt innovative, data-driven approaches to care management that prevent patients from falling through the cracks by integrating all aspects of patient care:

Data integration.
Patient stratification and intake.
Care coordination.
Patient engagement.
Performance measurement.

Throughout the show, the audience witnesses how care management done right transforms not only Joe’s life, but also Millrock Hospital’s profitability. We see how health systems can leverage technology to engage their “Joes” to increase care plan adherence and, ultimately, improve patient outcomes.

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Is Your Care Management Program Working: A Guide to ROI Challenges and Solutions

Care management programs play a large part in many health systems’ population health strategies. However, these programs can consume a lot of resources. It is important to know if a care program is effective, and eventually, to show a positive ROI. Many roadblocks stand in the way:

Complexity of Environment
Prolonged Time to ROI
Lack of Access to Disparate Data
Difficulty Engaging the Patient

A thoughtful approach and a robust analytics platform can help organizations overcome these challenges. Care management ROI should be a long-term strategy, but cost savings and quick wins are possible using the Health Catalyst® Cost Management Suite.

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