Online Program

Applying an integrated health analytics platform (iHAP) to monitor and evaluate an accountable care organization in hood river county, Oregon

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Jay V. Schindler, MPH PhD, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Ellen Larsen, RN, Hood River County Health Department, Hood River, OR
Background: As some states move forward with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to provide health care services, it also becomes important for sponsoring healthcare organizations and public health departments to monitor their progress and evaluate impacts on their targeted populations. More recently, available data from larger datasets and existing health records are helping establish baselines and examining relationships among demographic, clinical, behavioral, and cost variables. Also, as analytical and data visualization technologies grow more capable, opportunities for applying these more integrated toolsets result in benefits to both the providers of health-related services as well as to the populations under care. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to establish and examine the linkage of large and small scale datasets within an integrated health analytics platform to successfully monitor an Accountable Care Organization's activities and evaluation metrics, while also making possible comparisons with other participating counties and state-level indicators. Methods: Using a collaborative approach, Hood River county and Northrop Grumman Corporation (Public Health Operating Unit) are growing iHAP services to provide health decision-makers with data integration, analysis, and visualization tools to examine program/process improvements as well as impacts from ACO activities. The iHAP incorporated analytics and visualization tools to examine target population conditions and risk factors, opportunities for prevention and intervention, and current expenditures. Results: Using iHAP, Coordinated Care Organization data from two Oregon counties were integrated with state level All Payers All Claims (APAC) data and data from local community health organizations. This pilot resulted in high quality visualizations of “big data,” including linked data sets combining financial and encounter-level data. Such data provided cost estimates and comparative effectiveness research (CER) findings to examine current practices. Discussion: We plan to share details of the collaborative project using the iHAP tools for a community- and clinic-based innovation.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Biostatistics, economics
Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the components of an integrated health analytics platform (iHAP) List at least 2 benefits for integrating public health and healthcare data. Explain 2 strengths associated with using data visualization in analysis of integrated healthcare and public health data

Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership, Health Information Systems

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a senior researcher on the integrated health analytics platform (iHAP) project in the R&D activities at Northrop Grumman Corporation. I am also the liason between Northrop Grumman and Ellen Larsen, the director of Hood River County Public Health Department, and function as coordinator in this collaborative effort.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Northrop Grumman Corporation Health Informatics Employment (includes retainer) and Stock Ownership

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.