Integrating Process and Informatics at CO Kaiser Permanente to Achieve Benchmark Cardiovascular Outcomes

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John A. Merenich MD, FACP, FNLA (Medical Director, CO Kaiser Permanente Clinical Informatics and Decision Support)

Session Overview

The session will describe how Kaiser Permanente CO has integrated people/processes with a variety of informatics tools over the past 15 years to reduce age-adjusted cardiovascular (CV) events by over 60% during the period. Key discussion points:
  • Matching metrics with clinical and business lead metrics on a continuous basis
  • Using tools to support team based–not physician centric–care delivery
  • Risk stratifying to match resources to appropriate level of patient need
  • Making CV interventions actionable: CV gaps
  • Integrating CV registry and gaps into the daily (EHR) workflow
  • Means to increase individualized, personalized care and Shared Decision Making: Integrated CV Health

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