For health care professionals, patient outcomes management means managing patient care gaps, identifying at-risk patients, and improving value-based care at the various levels within an organization. The goal is to measure the quality of health care by how well the patient would define their experience.
Outcomes management provides a means for improving patient care by focusing on the results that health care providers would like to achieve. Achieving superior outcomes happens through improvements in patient management practices, protocols, and workflows.
In 1988, Paul Ellwood Jr., MD, also known as the father of the HMO, coined the term “outcomes management” and defined it as “a technology of patient experience,” that estimates as best as possible the relation between medical interventions and health outcomes in a language understandable by patients.
To make outcomes management work in today’s value-based healthcare environment and clinical workflow, it needs to include five key elements:
- Patient-reported and clinical outcomes measurement
- Robust analytics
- Data integration across systems
- Automated data collection and interaction
- Data accessibility, reporting, and interaction across an enterprise and different care settings
ReportingMD works with clients to improve the patient outcomes of a defined population by collecting data across the care continuum to define the patient experience. We provide a value-based care analytic solution called Total Outcomes Management (TOM™). TOM™ uses a powerful data engine to merge rich clinical information with other data assets to identify at-risk patients and allow practitioners to close critical care gaps.
ReportingMD’s solutions, backed by our expert service, help to improve patient outcomes, streamline population health reporting and optimize clinical performance score.