SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Catalyst® announced today the healthcare industry's first end-to-end care management and patient engagement solution, and the first to enable discovery of an otherwise invisible subset of patients - those who will benefit most from care management and who can be engaged most effectively to lower the cost of care. By synthesizing advanced analytics with concepts from Customer Relationship Management and social networking, the new Health Catalyst Care Management Suite™ focuses on the most impactable patients and supports the entire care management process to help healthcare organizations improve outcomes and cost.
Government studies show that the sickest 5 percent of patients account for about half of all healthcare spending in the U.S. Identifying and coordinating the care of those patients for value-based care delivery can be extremely complex and difficult to scale as healthcare organizations often have to deploy multiple IT applications from different vendors. Moreover, a hidden subset of patients whose care is most likely to be improved by care management programs remains hidden from today's applications, which lack the analytic sophistication needed to reveal them. To solve this problem, Health Catalyst worked with Allina Health in Minneapolis, MultiCare Health System in Washington state, Partners HealthCare in Boston, and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta to develop the Health Catalyst Care Management Suite™, healthcare's first patient-centric, end-to-end, mobile-first population health solution. More than simple care coordination, the Health Catalyst Care Management Suite™ enables automation and optimization of all five key elements of the care management process: 1) integrating data from diverse IT systems; 2) stratifying and enrolling patients; 3) coordinating patient care across multiple settings; 4) engaging patients in their own care including creating a social support network for the patient, outside the traditional healthcare delivery system; and 5) measuring the program's performance. "The fundamental question for population health management today is, 'How can I identify the right patients and engage them so that the resources invested achieve the greatest improvement in outcomes?'" said Dale Sanders, Executive Vice President of Product Development for Health Catalyst. "We call this concept maximizing your Return on Engagement™, a measure that will be an economic imperative for healthcare organizations who are at financial risk for achieving clinical outcomes and value based care contracts. Achieving optimal care for a population of patients begins with identifying the patient on whom you can have the biggest impact, providing optimal care for that individual patient, then repeating that over and over again for an entire community of patients." Sanders continued, "Population and community health starts by optimizing the care for individual patients. That's what our Care Management Suite™ helps to accomplish. We've spent the last decade accumulating and mining an unprecedented breadth and depth of data on over 100 million patients and their treatment and outcomes. Now we are closing the loop from our analytics back to the care management process for individual patients. We built this system from the ground up, to be data driven, leaning heavily on concepts from Silicon Valley."