At CoreMax Consulting we are focused on population health, looking toward not only the health outcomes of a group of individuals, but also the distribution of outcomes within the group to make better decisions and positively influence outcomes.
Senior policymakers, researchers and practitioners are struggling to develop best practices while addressing regulatory and legislative mandates such as the Affordable Care Act. In this environment, healthcare delivery systems, public health agencies, community-based organizations, as well as a host of other entities look to population health as the next step in provider evolution.
Using a patient centric - 360º approach toward the client experience, healthcare providers and delivery systems implementing a comprehensive IT portfolio have a powerful opportunity to improve population health outcomes by wringing out inefficiencies in the system. These system enhancements will allow professionals to be more effective in their decision making. While there have been legislative mandates, population health outcomes will not be enhanced until system end users most impacted by the outcomes embrace the necessary changes, local health organizations must also provide the needed resources and training to generate positive outcomes for such individuals.
Using a “bottom up” approach toward operational efficiencies, the integration of a scheduling and billing system will provide a seamless single point-of-access, enhancing the customer experience. Once medical records are added, it provides transparent provider views of a patient. Self-service portals allow the patient to be a more active participant in their cumulative health issues.
Practitioner efficiencies will similarly be enhanced through a singular approach to practice management by integrating workflows and adopting national IT standards for interoperability of information.
By improving operational efficiencies through Semantic Interoperability of data and reporting, the effectiveness of practitioners and caseworkers are enhanced. The integration of health IT systems provides, for the first time, the ability to do predictive analytics by identifying key client characteristics and attributes and utilizing collected data (vs strictly research and experience) to help diagnoses. Access to actionable information, at the right time; enable better procedures to be prescribed, efficient billing and scheduling, and better outcomes to be ensured.