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    5 reasons why your EHR isn't enough for success in value-based care

     

    4)     Patient portals do not equal patient engagement. Legacy EHR portals made visit records and secure communications available to patients. However, value-based care requirements mandate not only a direct and interactive exchange with patients to ensure progress against care plans, but consistent, real-time access to address emergent symptoms and transitions in care.

    5)     Fee-for-value workflows are broader and more complex than an EHR can support. The interaction between PCP and patient in an office setting is critical, but value-based care requires a cohesive workflow that involves all the members of a care team across all settings and into the patient home.

    While a new generation of EHRs architected for value-based care is poised to emerge, most practices have already made significant investments in their legacy solutions and are not in a position to change. However, as providers participating in alternative payment models such as the Oncology Care Model know, payers will expect—and fund—new capabilities to support their practice’s transformation. What should practices therefore prioritize to meet reporting requirements, improve operational efficiency and increase revenue in the years ahead?

     

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    1)     Data aggregation and analysis to enable a holistic patient view. The data required to assume accountability for patient care across settings and comorbidities lies locked in multiple siloes today. That’s why the foundation of any practice in the value-based care era should be data exchange technology that can pull from disparate systems, including EHR, payer claims, labs, Rx, and more, then clean and normalize it. Once transformed, the data can be used to document performance measures, calculate risk scores, report to registries and enable advanced analytics to understand and predict the health of patient populations.

    2)     Care coordination and management to positively impact cost and quality drivers. Fee-for-value performance depends on minimizing those adverse events that data show to have the greatest negative impact, especially unnecessary emergency department visits and avoidable inpatient stays. Care management applications, once the domain of payers, are an important feature of the practice landscape in order to support effective navigation and evidence-based care planning across multidisciplinary teams.

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    • UBM User
      Congratulations to Mr. Saunders (he forfeited the title "Doctor" some time ago) for the most audacious pile of garbage I've read recently on Medical Economics. And that's saying a lot.

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