Health Share of Oregon and Health Catalyst Expand Program for Behavioral Health Analytics, Improved Quality and Cost

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Coordinated care network co-develops opioid risk-prediction tool; adopts Data Operating System

PORTLAND, OR. and SALT LAKE CITY – December 19, 2017 – In an effort to further enhance quality and lower the cost of health care, Health Share of Oregon and Health Catalyst have expanded their partnership through the implementation of a data-first application platform and associated tools.

Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest coordinated care organization serving Medicaid members, works to improve the health and health outcomes of its members and the community, while simultaneously contributing cost savings to the health care system. To support this work, Health Share will expand its current deployment of the Health Catalyst Enterprise Data Warehouse to adopt the full Health Catalyst® Data Operating System (DOS™), an application platform that combines the features of data warehousing, clinical data repositories, and health information exchanges to simplify the secure sharing, analysis and availability of information from multiple data systems.

Additionally, Health Share will implement the new Health Catalyst Population Builder tool, and a co-developed risk tool for opioid prescribing. Together, the DOS platform and the tools will enhance Health Share’s care delivery improvement efforts, particularly within the behavioral health system.

“Our expanded relationship with Health Catalyst is an exciting opportunity to accelerate improvements in performance and quality,” said John A. Sanders, Health Share’s Chief Information Officer. “For example, we know that an estimated 120,000 Oregonians suffer from opioid addiction, and last year, opioid overdose killed an average of three people in the Portland-metro area every week. Through the new opioid risk tool, our provider partners can access data allowing them to determine the best course of treatment for patients.”

To optimize the suite of products, Health Catalyst improvement specialists will work onsite at Health Share to help achieve clinical and financial quality goals.

“We are grateful to be partners with Health Share and we’re excited about this expansion of our relationship,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “Our shared experience has taught us that transforming health care requires more than great software – you must combine technology with exceptional people, experience, and the know-how to improve outcomes. This long-term relationship brings those elements together, including a stellar team of data analysts, process improvement experts and clinicians who we are honored to work with as teammates at Health Catalyst.”

The new opioid risk tool is a machine learning solution designed to calculate a member’s risk of opioid addiction and overdose. The solution, co-developed by Health Share and Health Catalyst, analyzes insurance claims data, including a patient’s medication history, and assigns each patient a risk score, helping to better inform providers about how to best treat their patients.

The Population Builder tool enables analysis of millions of data points to identify specific populations of patients that need specialized preventive services, such as behavioral health services for severe mental illness and substance abuse. The next-generation tool dynamically identifies and manages specific populations for internal quality improvement and research, or for reporting to external organizations. Critical patient groups identified by Population Builder will be made available within a wide variety of Health Catalyst analytic applications to reveal opportunities for quality and cost performance improvements. 

About Health Catalyst

Health Catalyst is an insight-producing data, analytics, and decision-support company committed to being a catalyst for massive, sustained improvements in healthcare outcomes. We are the leaders in a new era of advanced predictive analytics for population health and value-based care with a suite of machine learning-driven solutions, decades of outcomes-improvement expertise, and an unparalleled ability to integrate data from across the healthcare ecosystem. Our proven data warehousing and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency and lower costs in support of more than 85 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest healthcare systems and physician practices to commercial payers. Health Catalyst’s technology and professional services help to keep patients engaged and healthy in their homes and workplaces, and to optimize their care when it becomes necessary. We are grateful to be recognized by Fortune, Gallup, Glassdoor, Modern Healthcare and a host of others as a “Best Place to Work” in technology and healthcare. Visit www.healthcatalyst.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. 

About Health Share of Oregon

Health Share of Oregon is the state’s largest Medicaid coordinated care organization (CCO), serving more than 210,000 Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Their mission is to partner with communities to achieve ongoing transformation, health equity, and the best possible health for each individual.

Health Share was founded and continues to be governed by eleven health care organizations serving OHP members: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

For more information contact:

Todd Stein
Amendola Communications for Health Catalyst
916-346-4213
tstein@acmarketingpr.com