As healthcare costs continue to soar, organizations ranging from health systems to large employers increasingly assume a greater share of the financial risk for managing the health of populations. Most of these organizations, however, struggle to attain the optimum balance of high-quality care and cost containment—the building blocks of success in the new world of value-based care (VBC).
With its industry-leading data- and analytics-first approach, Health Catalyst® delivers real population health success by drawing on a wealth of data sources, domain knowledge, and adaptable tools and applications to lay the groundwork for a modern, data-enabled, digital healthcare system that is equipped to take on risk for the populations it serves. This approach is designed to accommodate the full breadth and complexity of an organization’s population health needs today—and to allow organizations to adapt and evolve their data and analytics investments to meet emerging needs in the decades to come.
The Population Health Foundations solution draws on integrated claims and clinical data, and provides essential, extensible tools and machine-learning capabilities for optimizing results in value-based risk arrangements. Accompanying solution services ensure that the strategic value of data is maximized to improve performance in risk contracts— and provide side-by-side subject matter expert partnership for establishing short- and long-term goals for population health management.
As organizations target specific improvement opportunities and grow in their ability to respond to the unique needs of their populations, the Population Health Foundations solution provides a solid basis of data and analytics on which to build with additional Health Catalyst technology in the future.
Built on Health Catalyst’s foundational technology and supported by the nation-wide experience and perspective of its experts, the Population Health Foundations solution also helps organizations leverage multiple data sources to understand their patient populations and create meaningful views of financial and clinical quality performance. With a flexible starter set that organizations can build on based on their needs, the solution compensates for the known failures of “black box” population health applications that, by not revealing the “why” of analytics insights, exacerbate the challenges of transforming quality, cost, and care delivery.
The Population Health Foundations solution delivers the following essentials for success under value-based risk arrangements:
With its breadth and depth of data sources and analytic expertise, Health Catalyst is uniquely capable and experienced in providing the data, analytics, and services required for success in PHM. The company’s cloud-based data platform, the Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS™), derives data from 125 million patients served by over 5,000 clinics and 500 hospitals. DOS integrates 40 trillion facts comprising clinical, molecular, and financial data elements from over 300 source systems, including EHRs, imaging systems, enterprise resource planning, and patient satisfaction applications.
The Population Health Foundations solution leverages not only Health Catalyst’s unprecedented data infrastructure but also the company’s expertise in helping healthcare organizations across the country use data and analytics to improve clinical, financial, and operational outcomes, as documented in over 150 case studies.
Population health work can seem overwhelming and risky, but the transition to value is imperative for survival as success is based on improved patient outcomes rather than volume. The Population Health Foundations solution enables payers, providers, and employers to execute on the population health work they need to be successful, with the help of industry-leading analytics solutions and a partner with over 10 years’ experience improving outcomes for the nation’s leading healthcare organizations.
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