The move toward accountable care is forcing providers to change the way they operate. As organizations shift from fee-for-service models to the development and delivery of more holistic treatment plans, they must find new, more efficient ways to manage patient populations and coordinate and provision care for a wide range of diseases.
The Challenge of Obtaining Complete, High-Quality Data
Accountable care can’t be achieved without a comprehensive, reliable view of patients, their conditions, and the services they’ve received. While EMRs are well suited for streamlining and automating certain healthcare processes, they offer just a fraction of the historical patient information needed to effectively coordinate and track services across multiple providers and facilities. Providers need a much broader view of what’s going on with their patients, including details about services delivered outside the network.
Yet many providers struggle to collect data beyond what’s stored in their EMRs, limiting their ability to tap into the vital patient insight that exists in claims databases and other systems. Even if they can gather the needed data, they lack the infrastructure to integrate, cleanse and harmonize it to ensure completeness and accuracy.
Omni-HealthData: Driving Accountable Care Initiatives
Omni-HealthData Provider Edition from Information Builders is a robust, unified information management environment that simplifies complex data integration, promotes data quality, and facilitates ongoing data governance to support the attainment of accountable care goals. Complete, timely, and trusted information is readily available to all those who make critical decisions about patient care.
Omni-HealthData extends the value of the data stored in EMR applications by combining it with related data from claims systems and other sources to deliver a holistic view of patients across all points of care – from physician, specialist, and hospital visits to computer- and phone-based care. Providers are empowered with the insight they need to understand their patients’ needs, coordinate and monitor the provisioning of care across all points of service, and set up treatment regimens that ensure efficiency and positive outcomes.
With Omni-HealthData, aggregated, harmonized data can be leveraged to support data-driven decision, making it easier to:
- Obtain a reliable, comprehensive view of patients and their histories
- Identify patients who have been diagnosed with certain chronic illnesses or conditions
- Track treatments and procedures delivered to patients within a certain category, regardless of where those services were provided
- Understand how treatments impact outcomes
- Identify potential gaps in care plans
- Ensure that care plans adhere to CMS guidelines and recommendations