HIT Breakdown 9 – The fifth step in our population health model: Measurement

Logo for HIT BreakdownThis episode wraps up our discussion on population health in our podcast, the HIT Breakdown. In today’s show we discuss the fifth, and last, step: measurement. Looking at measurement, we discover a two-pronged approach that helps healthcare providers improve patient outcomes and those processes to get there.

We're continuing to leverage the expertise of both Dr. David Levin, who is the Chief Medical Officer at Nordic, and Susan Marks, Director of Population Health at Amati Health. The links to the audio file appear below. (An option to download is at the very bottom.)

If you want to talk about population health or other challenges related to getting the most out of your EHR, please contact us. We’d enjoy the conversation.

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Show Notes

[01:25] - Overview of the five-step model

[02:40] - What is your measurement plan?

[03:13] - Example: complex case management

[03:54] - Two pronged approach: Outcomes and Process measures

[05:16] - "Outcome" measures

[09:15] - The “Grandmother Test”

[10:47] - "Process" measures

[12:40] - Additional process measures

[16:22] - Data as the beginning of the conversation

About the HIT Breakdown

In the HIT Breakdown, we interview industry experts on topics related to health information technology. While the topics will often be related to your Epic EHR, we’ll also be talking about broader issues and strategic challenges that impact your ability to improve healthcare.


Topics: performance improvement

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