At the Wyoming Institute of Population Health, a division of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, an integrated health information technology platform plays a central role in developing a risk-stratification strategy.

The medical center and its payers are pursuing value-based contracts, says Ash Goel, M.D., vice president of information systems and chief medical informatics officer. The plan is to transition all their primary care ambulatory practices to that model with disease registries and a near real-time, 24-hour delay data availability.

Few organizations are this far along, according to results from the 2014 Most Wired Survey. More than half of Most Wired organizations and two-thirds of all survey participants are not able to integrate clinical and claims data so that they are accessible, searchable and reportable across the care community.


Checklist

Aggregate claims and real-time EHR data into actionable information.

Identify the most at-risk patients and where you can make the greatest impact on quality and cost.

Streamline and automate workflow for care coordinators to manage gaps in patient care.

Analyze health system and clinic performance outcomes, cost and utilization.

Use predictive modeling to identify opportunities for organizational improvement.