Category: Risk Stratification

Identifying Frailty – Risk Stratification Analytics Part 7

Frailty, while sometimes referred to as the normal aging process, is not always seen in geriatric patients. Rather, frailty as part of risk stratification is defined as a set of health characteristics that are associated with poor health outcomes, no matter the age. While there is no standard definition or formal diagnosis of frailty, identification…
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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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An Introduction to Risk Stratification Analytics

If you work in the health care industry, you’ve likely heard of risk stratification. There is a good chance that risk stratification, whether used for negotiating payment rates or improving population health, will be one of the most important elements in a value-based health care system. Citing several indicators of industry disruption, there is an…
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