Managing populations, one person at a time
We facilitate high-performing networks and align, engage and empower health care stakeholders through our industry-recognized platform, technologies and services. Our value-driven, communitywide approach supports clinical, financial and operational needs for providers, health organizations, communities, employers, payers, and state and federal governments across the continuum for today and tomorrow.
Ten healthcare executives gathered in Chicago for the inaugural Scottsdale Institute Population Health Summit. These leaders came together to discuss the current state of the healthcare industry, including challenges, lessons learned and what's next. This whitepaper summarizes the challenge, insights and learnings discussed that organizations might consider as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based-care.
Effectively managing the health of populations requires health care organizations to identify opportunities for reducing avoidable costs and use this information to manage the care of people similar health risks.
In 2010, Cerner Corporation developed the St. John Sepsis Surveillance Agent in an effort to identify sepsis at its earliest stages. The agent has been implemented in more than 550 hospitals in the United States alone and has proven to be an effective tool for early identification of high-risk patients. Of the more than 1.5 million Americans who are affected by sepsis each year, 250,000 die from the infection response. In fact, one in three patients who die in hospitals have sepsis. Early detection is critical to treating the disease and saving lives. Here are three stories of how sepsis surveillance has impacted the way health care is delivered by identifying and intervening with the disease.
Health care is quickly becoming a value-driven industry, and not just because of regulatory and reimbursement changes that stress the delivery of lower-cost, higher-quality care. Consumer expectations are also evolving rapidly, spurred by increasing out-of-pocket financial responsibilities and a greater reliance on convenient, accessible technologies that have permeated all aspects of life.
Consumerism in health care is becoming a growing trend as patients increasingly take an active role in their health care journey. So how can organizations create value in the consumer experience? In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and a professor of marketing at the KU School of Business shares insight on how organizations can engage with consumers to support improved health care services.
Environmental and social factors impact a person’s health – that’s something we are all starting to agree on. If I don’t have to worry about where my next meal is coming from, it follows that I have more time and energy to focus on nutrition. If I have a car and have health insurance, I am more likely to see a doctor regularly to maintain my good health status.
As the health care industry shifts to value-based care payment models, more providers are investing in population health management strategies to help improve patient outcomes. Ryan Hamilton, senior vice president of population health at Cerner, joined The Cerner Podcast to discuss the market shift and what organizations can do to deliver better care.
Health care is undergoing a shift from volume-based to value-based care to improve overall heath. For many years, the core function of the EHR has been the transaction. Now, the industry is moving to intelligent EHRs, where data drives actionable population health insights. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. William Feaster discusses how implementing population health management early in life can impact the health of the next generation.
"…personalized care will only be achieved through integration of data from sources within and outside the EHR platforms – it is about time for the health care industry to begin taking advantage of cloud-based big data analytics, like HealtheIntentSM to manage patients. "
— Alistair Erskine, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Geisinger Health System
"I've seen more positive changes in the last year than I have seen in the last five years combined. I feel like this is a true partnership, and Cerner is embedded here at Genesis and is clearly part of the organization."
— Kevin Cahill, Director of Pharmacy, Genesis Health System
To identify and monitor opportunities for improvement, Cerner offers a comprehensive suite of analytic solutions that enables organizations to make data-driven decisions and perform advanced analysis tailored to their organization-specific needs and goals, leveraging aggregated and normalized data across the community.
To achieve optimal quality, costs and health status, Cerner's community care management solution supports a person-centric approach of proactive surveillance, coordination and facilitation of health services across the care continuum for populations with certain risks, diseases, complications and high utilization.
To enable care teams to make more informed decisions, Cerner offers a longitudinal record designed to provide clinicians an organized, summary view of a person’s health and care story that is comprised of normalized data from disparate systems across the care continuum.
To aid organizations in empowering people, families and care teams to be active participants in their health and care, Cerner offers a robust member engagement solution that enables a person and their care team to be aligned, informed and educated on an ongoing basis.
To drive improved clinical, operational and financial outcomes, Cerner offers performance improvement solutions that leverage clinical and financial intelligence data from internal and external sources to empower clinicians with data that enables them to make more informed decisions at the point of care.
To proactively identify gaps in care, recommend targeted interventions and provider performance, Cerner offers a registries and scorecards solution that enables organizations to identify, attribute, measure and monitor people and providers at an individual or population level.
To navigate the transformation to value-based health care, Cerner offers population health consulting services that bring people, processes and technology together to create a collaborative, systematic strategy aimed at achieving an organization’s goals.
To aid in automating and managing an effective wellness program, Cerner has a web-based wellness solution that promotes people engaging in their own health.
Our value-driven, community wide population health management approach supports clinical, financial and operational needs for providers, health organizations, communities, employers, payers, and state and federal governments across the continuum for today and tomorrow.
Cerner supports organizations seeking to improve the quality of care, operate more efficiently, improve financial management and engage people in managing their health and care. Cerner aligns with organizations to assist in analyzing and managing alternative payment model performance for: Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), bundled payments, Medicare Advantage, clinically integrated networks (CINs), Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and other state funded programs. To facilitate optimal outcomes across populations, Cerner offers:
HealtheIntent SM, Cerner’s multi-purpose, programmable, cloud-based population health platform is designed to scale at a population level while facilitating health and care at a person and provider level. HealtheIntent SM enables health care systems to aggregate, transform and reconcile data across the continuum of care. This establishes a longitudinal record for individual members of the population that an organization is held accountable for; helping to improve outcomes and lower costs for health and care. Solutions built on the platform can be securely accessed anywhere, anytime.
Yes; HealtheIntent SM enables the development of applications and extensions that work seamlessly with other solutions and outside vendors. The platform promotes the extension and integration of HealtheIntent SM solution capabilities into existing, day-to-day applications, regardless of the transactional system being used.
No; organizations do not have to be using Cerner’s EHR to benefit from our suite of population health management solutions and services. We realize organizations need a system-agnostic platform that establishes a longitudinal record across multiple disparate systems, while leveraging your existing infrastructure.
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