One year ago, Stanford (Calif.) Hospital and Clinics embarked on a new approach to treating high-risk patients, including those with multiple chronic conditions. The Stanford Coordinated Care project puts sophisticated I.T. tools to the task of monitoring and treating this otherwise difficult population of patients.
At the same time, it upends traditional clinic models. Dubbed the “ambulatory ICU,” the clinic is run by two physicians, but much of the day-to-day work is delegated to a team of medical assistants, says Jorge Wilson, director of clinical and business analytics at Stanford. Wilson helped craft the analytics programs the clinic uses to stratify patient risk and monitor their progress. He’ll discuss the effort at Health Data Management’s upcoming Healthcare Analytics Symposium, July 15-17 in Chicago. (Registration information and more details about the event are at www.healthdatamanagement.com/conferences/hcs/)
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