Population Cost Management: Using Data To Improve Care

Population Cost Management: Using Data To Improve Care

At the recent OPEN MINDS Strategy and Innovation Institute in New Orleans, Streamline led a session that shared how using data from a health IT system can help improve patient care. Katie Morrow, VP of Account Management with Streamline, provided best practices from an MCO organization and how they used data to better manage their population cost management. Here's a brief session description along with the presentation that is available for download.

Predicting impending expenditures can be a daunting task. This session will provide best practices one MCO organization used to better manage their population cost management. Attendees will hear how the organization used functional outcome tools to help create levels of care for the populations they served as well as how they managed the service utilization across populations. The outcome from utilizing these tools provided the entire system with a better approach to the allocation of services across the population as well as improved efficiencies in staff time of monitoring costs. We will explore the pros and cons of this particular model and how to apply the lessons learned to your own business model.