We understand that the administrative side of medicine has gotten more cumbersome and it’s our job to remove obstacles for you. Our cross-discipline team shares ideas and leads the execution on streamlining and improving delivery of care. Here’s a sample of some of our recent successes.
On a busy day, our providers see many OB patients, at varying stages of their pregnancy and with unique issues to which they must attend. With so many things to think about with each case, there’s a possibility that something – a test, a milestone, a prompt – can be temporarily overlooked. What’s more – mandatory reporting functions for OB cases are becoming more complex, more time-consuming. Whusa, and its Women’s Health Connecticut partner, needed a solution to minimize the risk of a provider forgetting something, streamline data entry efficiencies within their Athena EMR and alleviate reporting burdens.
Enter Dorsata – a recent technology designed to assist clinical decisions and collect data in a meaningful, standardized manner. All following the most up-to-date ACOG guidance for OB case management to keep cases on track and in compliance. While speaking with a prenatal patient, you can easily distracted and forget something that might be beneficial to them. But Dorsata, in tandem with ACOG guidelines, give us built-in fail safes that help keep us on track and stay in the conversation with the patient. For example, you might get something as simple as an on-screen prompt that says “Order a flu shot.”
In addition, the time and resources spent manually on chart abstractions has been minimized and the time for data submissions cut down significantly. And as payors move toward more risk-based contracting, we’ll have an arsenal of accurate data at the ready.
While enhanced efficiency and accuracy certainly resulted from this program, there are clear ongoing financial rewards as well. By cutting the time to organize data submissions, WHC saved $75,000 in resources one year as it submitted for a Medicaid OB pay-for-performance program – and the projected bonus for that program approached $1 million which was then split across participating OB providers.