How do you identify patient populations?


Response: Health Catalyst can categorize patients under two methods: 1) Clinical Integration Hierarchy: All data are assigned to a multilevel care structure developed by Health Catalyst based on key work processes. Then the population can be analyzed for high cost and high variation. 2) Cohort Builder: This tool analyzes a number of variables, enabling non-technical users to identify specific populations with clinical and demographic criteria. For example, a client could analyze a variable such as socioeconomic issues, abnormal lab values, percentage of left ventricular ejection, and history of readmission. Patients are assigned to one of five categories, and patients needing specific interventions are flagged and appropriately treated by clinicians. The Health Catalyst EDW produces lists of patients and treatments.