Harnessing data to improve clinical performance

Written by Sally Akers, RN, MSN, CNS | Analytics, Provider

Unlocking the right data sets and aligning clinical and administrative teams so they can act on that information can drive real performance improvement. more

A patient-focused approach to strategic healthcare transformation

Written by Watson Health | Analytics, Provider

In this webinar replay, Josh Berlin, managing partner at IBM Watson Health, moderates a discussion with members of his team about best practices in strategic healthcare transformation. more

15 Top Health Systems – Quantifying ‘System-ness’

Written by Jean Chenoweth | Analytics, Government, Provider

Just as travelers know what to expect from a well-known hotel chain regardless of city and can depend on consistent taste of a latte at their favorite coffee shop franchise, patients and families should – at some point – expect consistency at branded hospitals within a health system. more

Uncovering cost savings hidden in administrative and operational data

Written by Sally Akers, RN, MSN, CNS and Mike Chamberlain | Data, Provider

In each of the examples in this post, information hidden in hospital administrative data sets became the cornerstone to performance improvement initiatives by helping administrators and clinicians make better decisions. more

How health IT and artificial intelligence can help clinically integrated networks manage risk — and contract-based performance

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Health plan, Provider

With the right analytic insights, a CIN can not only stratify patients by risk, but also provide insights in near real-time about which areas of care delivery are costing the most and why, and what CINs can do about it. more

In clinically integrated networks, artificial intelligence can help care managers focus on one patient at a time

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Provider

To help care managers optimize their patients’ care across the continuum, clinically integrated networks (CINs) in particular may be able to benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) technology. more

Six ways health IT can support patient engagement in your clinically integrated network

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Data, Health plan...

At a time when revenues often depend on how fast and effectively organizations can identify and engage at-risk patients, it may be more important than ever for clinically integrated networks (CINs) to focus on closing gaps in care and preventing disease progression. That’s where health IT solutions can make a difference. more

Performance management insights may help encourage physician support of value-based care models

Written by Watson Health | Analytics, Government, Provider

Technology can aggregate, normalize and curate data in near-real time, so that reliable, actionable information can be delivered to physicians for timelier feedback — when they can still impact care. more

Palliative care is “values-based care”

Written by Mark Binstock, MD, MPH and Catherine Follmer, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, | Health plan, Life Sciences, Provider

Value-based care is generally defined as higher quality at lower cost. Values-based care aims to achieve those same goals, but through a process that considers and applies the values of your organization, your providers and your patients. more

3 ways artificial intelligence can help payers achieve their goals

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Provider

Healthcare payers have the opportunity to get out front of customer desires now, by applying AI toward three common goals. more

IT infrastructure: Bringing healthcare data together to unlock value in a clinically integrated network

Written by Watson Health | Artificial intelligence, Data, Provider

Before the full promise of a clinically integrated network (CIN) can be realized, we believe it must have the appropriate health IT backbone — one that can ultimately enable network members to work together to improve quality and reduce costs. more

For clinically integrated networks to succeed, what role does health IT play? A critical one.

Written by Watson Health | Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Data...

To succeed in most areas, we believe a CIN must fully embrace and plan for a critical organizational component — advanced health IT. more