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The Art of Balancing Cost and Quality at Advocate Aurora Health
August 20, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Carrie Nelson, MD, MS, FAAFP, CMO & System VP, Population Health and Health Outcomes, Advocate Aurora Health. Rising healthcare expenditures and shrinking margins, in addition to the recent pause on elective procedures due to COVID-19, has put cost containment at the forefront of many healthcare organizations’ strategies. Advocate Aurora Health has turned to data to help control costs while maintaining quality across its 1.3M value-based lives spanning its 400-mile network. Advocate Aurora Health is going beyond the information in its EHR to manage episodic care, and predict readmission risk and acute utilization, along with utilizing health equity data to identify appropriate community programs. Dr. Nelson speaks to the macro- and micro-level role of data in building a unified data architecture that’s better for patients, providers, payers and the community.