Healthcare IT News looks at how three organizations are successfully managing population health in part by investing in technologies to ease the transition to value-based care.
The first is Orlando Health, a private, not-for profit system that has created a clinically integrated network platform through technology. Orlando Health uses the platform as a single reference source for patient data, which are used to target those who meet certain criteria. Those patients are automatically contacted via phone, email and text and informed of care gaps. Further, the platform is used to contact their primary-care physicians for appointments, automatic electronic reminders of which are sent to patients.
Then there’s Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, a multi-specialty practice that uses a platform to build registries of chronically ill patients to identify care caps and do outreach, especially regarding patients discharged from hospitals or ERs who needed follow-up care to prevent readmissions.
Finally, there’s Charleston (W.Va.) Internal Medicine, a small independent practice. It uses population-health management technology to expand the number of patients in its “medical neighborhood” concept via automated daily e-mail campaigns to remind patients about wellness visits and lab tests.