Enhancing Collaboration and Insights
Northwestern Medicine is a leader in quality healthcare and service, bringing together faculty, physicians and researchers to support and advance care through leading-edge treatments and breakthrough discoveries.
VALUE-BASED CARE MEANS CHANGE
Northwestern Medicine was transitioning their care delivery model from one based on fee-for-service to a value-based care (VBC) delivery model. VBC is a healthcare reimbursement model based on the value of services provided rather than the volume. The goal is to lower healthcare costs and improve quality and patient outcomes.
Northwestern Medicine recognized that, in healthcare, organizations have access to an abundance of data. The problem is not how to get it – it’s bringing it together and knowing what to do with it once we have it.
As a leader in healthcare, Northwestern Medicine is always looking for new ways to collaborate across the health system enterprise to increase efficiencies and elevate patient care. To this end, they established Northwestern Medicine Physician Partners (NMPP), a population health management program built on the foundation of a shared physician-hospital platform. It is designed to utilize collaboration and leadership to meet the future needs of healthcare.
Northwestern Medicine did not have a central repository to perform enterprise-wide analytics, and their infrastructure, business rules, and processes were not defined or robust enough to support the new VBC model. They lacked the dashboards and tools necessary to provide a complete view of their patient population and to track physician performance as it relates to ACO measures.