Analytics with social determinants drives millions in value-based savings at Carilion
October 22, 2018 / Bill Siwicki
Carilion Clinic in Virginia has been on a path toward value-based care for more than a decade and has built much of the clinical infrastructure needed to best meet its patients' needs. And although it had a certain level of analytics maturity, staff realized they needed more support in gaining better insights into their patient population. "We didn't have a solution that could effectively risk-stratify and identify the most appropriate patients where intervention could improve their health outcome as well as lower costs," said Donna Littlepage, senior vice president, accountable care strategies, at Carilion Clinic. "This included support to analyze claims for cost and utilization trends across the population, such that we could target specific provider behaviors, where appropriate, and respond to utilization trends that were driving costs," she explained.