The Federal Government is moving from volume-based payer reimbursements to value-based compensation. Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models place the responsibility upon the practice to manage the overall health and well-being of the patient in order to reduce the number of illness-based visits. With this comes greater responsibility towards coordination of care, better management of chronic illnesses and incorporating disease management milestones with overall wellness and health.
Keeping track of annual visits and disease protocols along with managing the overall wellness of a patient can be difficult, tedious and time-consuming. How do you identify when patients need to increase watchfulness over disease indicators? How do you keep track of those who are due for periodic wellness checks and even more problematic, how do you communicate these recommendations and encourage compliance without using more resources to monitor, manage and communicate with each individual patient?
Resourcing and cost factors compel organizations to move from traditional labor-intensive record keeping and outreach processes to automated processes. Desired protocols and evidenced-based strategies inspire a proactive course in managing and coordinating patient care while maintaining awareness of critical labs and diagnostics, periodic screening milestones, and engaging the patient to be more involved in their own health and well-being. The trick is how do you pull it all together?
Population health data extraction vendors are hitting the market hard but often with little guidance on how best to utilize their technology to leverage maximum surveillance of health and wellness measures. Configuration and workflows are key to the success of these business intelligence reporting tools. Merely utilizing NextGen’s PM and EHR reporting tools often produces inadequate results.
NextGen’s Population Health solution allows your practice to decide which clinical measures you wish to track while pulling together lists of patients who would benefit from treatment opportunities based on your configurations. Automated communication increases timely patient visits and mitigates the risk of your patient falling through the cracks. While installing and configuring reporting profiles and parameters is obviously a key component to NextGen’s Population Health, the real key to success is in utilizing an efficient, consistent workflow to capture the data within NextGen’s PM and EHR in a manner that can be reliably harvested.
John Lynch & Associates brings experience and expert knowledge of how to best utilize NextGen’s Population Health reporting tool and HQM module. From installation and configuration to implementation and support your organization can reap the value of real-time tracking of patient milestones, outcomes and integrated management of chronic diseases. Allow us to help your practice track outcomes with configurable reports and dashboards and then apply the data into preventative and wellness methodology, chronic disease management, patient outreach and outcome analysis. We can help you capitalize on higher reimbursement schedules and best of all, close gaps in care, decrease no-show rates and improve the quality of your patient’s overall health.
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