Health Catalyst unveils tools for care management, MACRA and MIPS
Health Catalyst announced new software products for care management as well as MACRA and MIPS.
The company said its new Care Management suite features both consumer facing and internal facing components.
One of the suite’s components, Patient Stratification, uses the clinical, claims and socio-economic data in the Health Catalyst Data Operating System, the vendor’s data warehouse, to identify patients where care coordination and care management services could improve their outcomes.
Two additional components, Care Coordination, designed for care team members and Care Companion, for patients and care givers, leverage the data warehouse to help the care team create and monitor shared care plans as well as interact directly with patients. This data is stored back in the data warehouse.
Care Team Insights is an analytic and reporting application that visualizes data in the warehouse to help Care Managers identify best practices and potential opportunities within the care program.
These two new products fit into the vendor’s overarching strategy, according to Dan Soule, vice president of product management at Health Catalyst.
“Health Catalyst is focused on improving outcomes in all settings of care. With the transition to value-based contracting, health care providers are looking to fill the gaps in care between the acute, ambulatory, skilled nursing and home care settings,” Soule said. “The current set of tools available to health providers focused on these gaps in care settings were limited at best, and generally were based on adapting traditional EMR systems to try and fit this new non-setting of care.”
To that end, the company also announced MACRA & Measure Insights to help alleviate some of the pain associated with these new regulations.
The MACRA & Measure Insights Framework will allow an organization to pinpoint the measures they are doing well on and track those they are working on to improve for any payer for which they are at currently at risk.
MACRA & Measure Framework is integrated with the Health Catalyst Analytics Platform and Late-Binding data warehouse. This allows the product to integrate disparate sources, claims from CMS and/or other payers, EMR, ambulatory and other sources, to inform healthcare providers concerning their at-risk patient populations.
Organizations will be able to purchase this as a standalone product using their claims data repository and Excel as a visualization.
“While we believe that many of the MACRA and third party health plans are focused on process measures and not true outcomes, a tool like MACRA & Measures can reduce the burden associated with collecting the data and monitoring these measures, as well as helping to create a focus on true outcomes at the point of care.”
Deployed at selected health organizations MACRA & Measures will be available mid-February to all Health Catalyst clients via its Technology Library.
Health Catalyst will be in Booth 5173.
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