predictive modeling ACOs

What Predictive Modeling Won’t Tell You

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD Predictive modeling is a hot topic. It’s also a topic fraught with misunderstanding. Many ACOs (and other like-minded organizations) focus on it, making dangerous assumptions about how much they can depend on predictive analytics as they develop care coordination strategies. I’d like to help set the record straight on this complex issue so your leadership …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDWhat Predictive Modeling Won’t Tell You

How long should patient engagement last? (Hint: it’s longer than you think.)

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD When I speak to a group of clinicians, I am often asked how long patients should stay engaged within a structured program monitoring clinical status and self-care. Sometimes, the question is based on economic concerns (“We have a limited budget to engage and coordinate patient care.”) Increasingly though, I’ve noticed a shift in this question …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDHow long should patient engagement last? (Hint: it’s longer than you think.)

How to scale care coordination successfully.

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD What does it take to scale successfully? It’s a question that businesses ask themselves all the time. In healthcare, answering the question has taken on additional urgency thanks to the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. And I’m willing to bet that scaling care coordination is one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle that …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDHow to scale care coordination successfully.

The challenge of scaling care coordination.

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. My colleagues and I attended conferences hosted by the World Healthcare Congress, NAACOS, AMGA and the CMR Institute (where I spoke). Although the agendas differed slightly, each event focused on the overall potential and challenges inherent in the shift to value-based care. One challenge we heard repeatedly …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDThe challenge of scaling care coordination.

Gap analysis: Care coordination and the patient centered medical home (PCMH)

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association published an interesting article on the challenges facing primary care medical home (PCMH) models as related to care coordination technology. Researchers attempted to answer the question: “How can health information technology (HIT) better serve the care coordination needs of the PCMH model?” After conducting a …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDGap analysis: Care coordination and the patient centered medical home (PCMH)