Category: Johns Hopkins

Making Laboratory Data Useful for Population Health Efforts – Risk Stratification Analytics Part 6

Providers are familiar with using laboratory test results to assist in the diagnosing and monitoring of a patient’s health condition. Performing this work for an entire population is challenging, as providers and care teams simply do not have time to jump from system to system to review test results, reconcile it with other health data…
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Moving Beyond Condition Cohorts – Risk Stratification Analytics Part 5

Many providers and care teams head down population health paths by targeting conventional, condition-based cohorts.  Yet, research has proven that the clustering of morbidity is a better predictor of health care service resource use than the presence of specific diseases. Condition cohorts are one approach. Patient-centered morbidity cohorts are another. When combined, the result is…
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Condition Cohorts – Risk Stratification Analytics Part 4

It is common practice for those looking to improve the health of a population to first start by categorizing patients into different condition categories. One of the more common approaches is to segment a population into condition cohorts, especially to identify those conditions that are of high prevalence, higher cost and commonly linked to care…
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Dissecting the Power of Medical and Pharmacy Data – Risk Stratification Analytics Part 3

Advanced analytics have come a long way since the introduction of using administrative data to measure the quality of care. Insights derived from medical and pharmacy data can change how well conditions are identified and managed, whether that is based on data from claims and/or clinical sources, there are powerful analytics that can contribute to…
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The Power of Emergency Department Classifications – Risk Stratification Analytics Part 2

Emergency departments are our nation’s back-up plan, intercepting urgent conditions of all types and intervening to stabilize and regain health. Emergency departments found their place in our health care system to provide decisive, rapid care to patients with life-threatening conditions. Today, too many patients seek care in the emergency department for non-life altering reasons. 25%…
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