Healthix, a public health information exchange (HIE), with data of over 16 million patients, has tapped HBI Solutions to offer predictive analytics and performance analysis capabilities to its participant organizations. As part of the agreement, HBI’s analytics engine will use the entire Healthix database to provide Healthix participants with a comprehensive view of their patient population. Hundreds of provider organizations across New York City and Long Island are connected to Healthix, including behavioral health organizations and health plans, which feed data to the Healthix database 24/7.
With the large breadth and scope of patient data updated in Healthix at each encounter, HBI’s robust applications and risk models can process real-time predictions to support care management and improve population health and individual patient care. The new service will provide value to Healthix participants by facilitating improved patient outcomes through early identification of patients at risk for serious health conditions.
The service also has the potential to reduce avoidable hospital admissions, duplicative diagnostics and procedures, and optimize medical encounters. On a broader scale, HBI Solutions’ software will help to assess disease prevalence, service utilization, volume trends, and outcome measures across the greater New York metro region.
Healthix piloted HBI’s Spotlight Data Solution earlier this year with ICL, a large New York City behavioral health organization. “Information about our consumers’ co-morbidities and underlying conditions is not always available. Having a view of the whole person through Healthix can help us identify problems and patterns that emerge when behavioral and physical health conditions are fully integrated and cared for together. With predictive analytics, we can forestall medical crises and allow the consumer to benefit from earlier interventions.” said Chris Copeland, Chief Operating Officer, ICL.