Our January Health TechNet meeting, which was a Zoom call, was entitled “The Future of Value-Based Care Depends on Longitudinal Clinical Data, Analytics, and New Partnerships”.
The concept of value based care is essentially the use of payment incentives to encourage patient treatment that improves prevention and outcomes, rather than paying providers solely on a procedure-by-procedure basis once symptoms arise. The development of increasingly sophisticated data collection and analytical tools is driving many new options and techniques to achieve these ends and are being encouraged by government agencies such as CMS. We had three speakers who provided information and discussed some of these new developments:
- Deanne Kasim, VP Health Policy & Public Affairs, Change Healthcare, Moderator, provided an update on progress CMS, CMMI have made to date on their strategic plans and what we might expect in 2022.
- Genevieve Morris, Sr. Director, Clinical Interoperability Strategy, Change Healthcare, discussed strategies and tools for accessing and aggregating longitudinal clinical records across multiple networks, for the purposes of implementing the next generation of value-based care models and population health.
- Summerpal Kahlon, VP Value Analytics, Change Healthcare, presented an overview of Prometheus Analytics, including how the suite is being used in partnership with private and public sector entities to design and evaluate new value-based care programs. He also included a discussion of the Episode Quality Improvement Program, which is a Value-Based Medicare Incentive Payment Opportunity for Maryland Physicians.
A recording of the meeting can be found here:
The three Power Point Presentations are below: