Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement Cerner HealtheIntent, its big data and insights platform for population health management, across its accountable care organization (ACO) to coordinate care for Medicare patients throughout the state of Illinois.
Clinicians at IRCCO will have actionable health data at their fingertips to support improved patient care and coordination. Cerner HealtheIntent analyzes medical data across platforms and will support IRCCO clinicians in achieving actionable insights to help engage people beyond the hospital setting and manage health outcomes, with the aim of improving the overall health of the statewide community.
HealtheIntent’s enterprise data warehouse, HealtheEDW, will support bundled payments, compare provider costs and provide classification such as diagnosis-related group (DRGs), a concept widely accepted by health care professionals. Providers will receive a comprehensive view and information to support evaluating the effectiveness of care, predicting costs and refining patient treatment processes to improve outcomes.
Member hospitals and providers will be able to use Cerner HealtheIntent to identify gaps in care, analyze population and enterprise data, as well as inform clinical decision making. Cerner solutions will be deployed across IRCCO’s ACO, comprised of 24 member hospitals and four independent provider practices, as they work to coordinate and improve care for 20,000 Medicare patients across the state of Illinois.
“Population health management will support IRCCO with actionable insight to help guide care directly in the clinician’s workflow,” said Ryan Hamilton, senior vice president, Population Health, Cerner. “This agreement shows IRCCO and Cerner’s commitment to coordinating care and delivering high-quality services to the patients and communities they serve.”