Clinician Decision Support a Home Run at IL Accountable Care Organization

  • Published On  Apr 26, 2022
  • Publication  EHR Intelligence
  • Author  Hannah Nelson


For Medical Home Network (MHN), clinical decision support needs to look like a baseball card. Just like a baseball card outlines high-level stats of players, the MHN baseball card summarizes high-level patient health information at the 13 federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and three large hospital systems comprising MHN's Medicaid ACO accountable care organization (ACO).

"The MHN baseball card organizes disparate sources of data externally," Laura Merrick, senior director of eSolutions at MHN, explained to EHR Intelligence in an interview. "This includes admission, discharge, and transfer data, medical and pharmacy claims, care management information, and medication information."

The EHR integration then applies analytics to that information to present the most actionable data to the provider at the time of the patient interaction for clinical decision support.

"Oftentimes, a lot of information is incomplete, scattered, and hard to find," Merrick explained. "We're pushing it in one place, allowing the doctor to begin the right conversation with the patient."

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