Blanchard Valley Health System and Children’s Health Alliance honored for measurable outcomes in innovative population health programs
ATLANTA, Georgia – May 11, 2015 – Two Wellcentive customers, Blanchard Valley Health System and the Children’s Health Alliance, have been honored as winners in Dorland Health’s 6th Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards. Both organizations were recognized for implementing sustainable, value-based care strategies and population health programs using Wellcentive’s comprehensive solution and services. The Case in Point Platinum Awards honor organizations that best empower patients, improve adherence and wellness, manage quality care and contain healthcare costs.
Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, was named the co-winner in the Disease Management/Population Health Programs category. Blanchard teamed up with a major local employer to establish a patient-centered medical home initiative that serves more than 4,000 enrollees. Designed to improve quality of care and to encourage enrollees to better manage their health, the medical home is driving better management of high-risk and high-cost patients, including an increase in preventive care compliance and a drop in unnecessary ER utilization. Enabled by Wellcentive’s PHM solution, the medical home nurse care navigator program has driven a documented return of $2.44 for every dollar invested in the program.
Children’s Health Alliance (CHA), a not-for-profit association of more than 100 independent primary care pediatricians in Oregon and southwest Washington, was named the winner in the Pediatric Case Management category. In conjunction with the Children’s Health Foundation, CHA has pioneered a pediatric-focused, technology-driven population health management (PHM) approach. This effort represents a new frontier in an industry that lacks well-developed evidence-based protocols for pediatric care.
The CHA team has achieved significant results to date, including dramatic improvements in asthma care and proactive care management, driven by a unique model for stratifying pediatric patients by risk based on both clinical and social factors. CHA has also developed a broad range of pediatric-specific protocols and quality measures. The group is collaborating with Wellcentive to incorporate alerts, guidelines and measures into a comprehensive approach to value-based care that will help pediatric care teams manage the health of their patients accurately and efficiently.
“We congratulate Blanchard Valley Health System and Children’s Health Alliance for their pioneering work to improve the quality and cost of care in their communities,” said Tom Zajac, CEO of Wellcentive. “These organizations are on the forefront of using technology and value-based care strategies to transform care delivery. We are honored to be a part of their efforts.”
The Case in Point Platinum Awards were presented May 7 at a luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland as part of Dorland Health’s 7th Annual Care Coordination Summit.
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