Technology-enabled products can help health centers access the benefits of value-based care arrangements

Value Based Care

Value-based care (VBC) arrangements can offer FQHCs an opportunity to get paid for work they’re already doing well. But FQHCs’ ability to enter into these arrangements is often difficult.

However, as our latest guide shares, the right technology-enabled products can help make the job easier. Specifically, product integrations that help aggregate, normalize and share relevant patient data with providers right at the point of care can help FQHCs manage risk, Quality metrics and more.

Take the example of a clinic with a large patient population experiencing diabetes. When equipped with the additional information that the majority of these patients are living in a food desert, an FQHC can think about creative ways to address both clinical and social needs – perhaps by creating a low-cost food mart on the premises so that healthy food options are more accessible. This, in turn, can help improve the health of these patients by supporting gap closure and mitigating risk

But while data drives decisions like the one above, it’s only useful if it’s easily accessible. That’s where the right products come into play. With streamlined solutions that can alleviate the burden of data management off of clinical staff, excelling on the metrics that support entry into value-based care arrangements becomes much easier. Using the right products can help by:

Providing access to patient data in near real-time.

Walk-in patients account for a significant portion of the average FQHC’s case load. Therefore, providers often have minimal time to track down and review a patient’s medical record before seeing them in a clinic.

Aggregating SDOH data so it’s usable.

For FQHCs, providing medical care without considering the social factors that impact the health of the populations they serve is akin to washing your hands and drying them in the dirt. However, accessing streamlined SDOH data isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Alleviating the data management burden.

The amount of healthcare data generated every day is enough to overwhelm even the most tech-savvy employee. But the information FQHCs get from Health Information Networks (HINs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is vital for clinicians to have in order to provide comprehensive patient care.

Download our latest eBook, Data dilemmas: Why value-based care can remain out of reach for FQHCs without help from innovative technological partners to learn more about the specific ways technology-enabled products can help support FQHCs on their journey to participating in value-based care contracts.

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