Healthy returns: how analytics is changing medicine

Understanding healthcare can mean the difference between life and death. Here's how one non-profit provider uses data to ensure better patient outcomes.

by Dave Stevenson
Last Updated: 20 Mar 2014

The American healthcare industry is a shifting landscape. Recent regulatory changes mean that the drive towards greater efficiency and patient satisfaction has accelerated.

Colorado-based non-profit Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) understands the challenge. CHI worked with Accenture to produce an analytics-driven program to help identify at-risk populations; deliver affordable, high-quality care; and control costs. The program also helped CHI continue to deliver more than $715 million-worth of annual charity care and community benefit such as free clinics and services for the poor.

The data produced helped develop a population health strategy and better information management. It could also lead to better practices to reduce the number of avoidable infections, as well as common conditions relating to ageing patients and those with chronic ailments.

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