Healthcare Performance, Research and Evaluation Partnership

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Healthcare Performance, Research and Evaluation Partnership

Healthcare Performance, Research and Evaluation Partnership

Patient in a hospital bed

The Healthcare Performance, Research, and Evaluation Partnership team investigates and evaluates efficacy of healthcare delivery systems. Working with providers, delivery systems, payers, and consumers, a unique team of healthcare scientists and analysts complete delivery system population health analysis; devise, test, and produce performance measurements; and review, develop continual quality improvement systems. We have evaluated a full range of healthcare initiatives, including optimizing the use of HIT, using data to drive continuous quality improvement; determining strategic use of resources; identifying and examining healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations; and determining the cost to payers, providers, and patients and their loved ones.  In addition, the team works with providers to evaluate care pathways and strategies to increase access and continuity, devise initiatives that ensure clinical and community comprehensive care coordination, and establish patent and caregiver engagement and shared decision making models.

Healthcare-Acquired Conditions Cost Estimators

Healthcare-Acquired Conditions Cost Estimators

The Healthcare Performance: Research and Evaluation Partnership has implemented and evaluated best practices for assessing the the cost of healthcare-acquired conditions, defined as illnesses or injuries that occur in the healthcare setting that could have been prevented.

The partnership and Ascension Health developed two online estimators to determine the cost differential for healthcare-acquired conditions. The payer estimator presents the additional cost to the payer and potential revenue lost to the provider in the case when a healthcare-acquired condition occurs. The patient and loved ones cost estimator presents the cost to the patient and his or her loved ones due to a healthcare-acquired condition. When patients experience a healthcare-acquired condition, they incur additional financial expenses as well as lost time from their lives. Loved ones who care for patients also lose time due to these preventable conditions.

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