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    Watch and Learn about Healthcare Data Analytics | Playlist (2 videos)
    In this playlist, Adam Johnson, VP, Product Development & Operations, ODH, Inc. introduces advanced Health Care Data Analytic concepts simply and conversationally, including Healthcare Data Fabrics, and Empathetic Technology. You’ll be glad to get a quick primer on technology intended to help users more easily accomplish their goals.

    Healthcare Data Fabrics (Part 1 of 2) | 3:08 | Adam Johnson
    Data fabric: beyond the Enterprise Data Warehouse. As good as healthcare data warehouses are at storing data about payers and providers, including traditional reporting of business intelligence, EDW can be limited to creating common views. To tap into case management data and device data and more, in the cloud, a data fabric employs data services and APIs to make that data more accessible and through logical labeling and structure, create more intuitive views of that data. It enables better accommodation as it is accessible and less prescriptive with regard to how it is presented and visualized.

    Empathetic Technology (Part 2 of 2) | 2:22 | Adam Johnson
    Empathetic technology embraces users and enables healthcare data technology to add value with support for how people prefer to access the information, or how they do their job, reducing complexity, lessening friction, so they can get the information in forms that they prefer. This reduces the technological burden and streamlines the workflows. That can make care managers, network directors, and care coordinators more productive.

    Read Adam's blog post, Can Technology Enable Empathy? for more on the subject.

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    Seeing the Whole Picture:
    White Papers

    ODH Whitepaper Treat Comorbid Physical and Behavioral Health Conditions
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    Seeing the Whole Picture
    Why Whole Person Treatment for Patients with Comorbid Physical and Behavioral Health Conditions is Essential

    By Candace T. Saldarini, MD, Medical Director, ODH, Inc.

    17 percent of American adults—34 million—had comorbid mental health and medical conditions (2011). Healthcare payers’ pursuit of value based healthcare heightens the need for coordinated and integrated care delivery. For patients with behavioral health conditions, care coordination is even more essential. When care for these patients is fragmented, outcomes decline, and costs increase.

    • Explore the opportunity to address the wider range of patient care needs and avoid costly consequences through Behavioral Health Population Management.
    • Read about innovators, and new models of care that integrate physical and behavioral health.
    • Learn ways to leverage technology to operationalize evidence-based whole person care.



    ODH Expanding Role of Pharmacy in Behavioral Health Population Management Whitepaper
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    Seeing the Whole Picture
    The Expanding Role of Pharmacy in Behavioral Population Health Management

    By Lisa Strouss, PharmD, Director Field Medical, ODH, Inc.

    Healthcare delivery is evolving into a collaborative ecosystem to achieve improved patient experience of care, health of populations, and reduce per capita cost of healthcare.

    Pharmacy’s unique insights empower timely, impactful interventions. Examine how major health systems use pharmacy data to improve quality and reduce cost of medical treatment.

    • Explore the essence of coordinating care for individuals with comorbid physical and behavioral health conditions, including the urgency of managing Substance Abuse Disorders.
    • Appraise the recent embrace of Social Determinants of Health, going beyond clinical care, to factors that profoundly affect health status.
    • See how health technology innovation is advancing solutions to answer healthcare’s most complex and costly challenges.


    Healthcare Trends, Data Solutions

    Pinpointing Opioids Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome RiskAccess NAS Brief

    Opioids, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), and Technology: Pinpointing Those at Risk

    By Dr. Candace Saldarini, Medical Director, ODH, Inc. and Dr. Jameelah Melton, Associate Director Medical Strategy, ODH, Inc.

    Over five years (2008 to 2013) Opioid use among pregnant women doubled in urban areas, and tripled in rural regions. Read this brief to gain insight into the impacts this epidemic is taking on women of reproductive age, and newborns. Note the staggering burden on resources for NAS care, including hospital stays up to 14 days longer, 19X higher care costs, resulting in $1.5B in additional hospital charged, 80% of which falls on Medicaid programs.

    Consider how to enable comprehensive care strategies that improve long-term outcomes and reduce the cost of care:

    • Integrating behavioral, physical, and social health data.
    • Applying analytics to prevent, counsel and treat.
    • Management strategies to prepare providers, families, prescribers and social programs to make a significant positive impact.



    Healthcare Technology and Opioid Crisis Brief Access Opioids Brief

    Technology and Opioid Crisis: Prescription for Breakthrough

    By Lisa Strouss, PharmD, Director, Field Medical, ODH, Inc. and Candace Saldarini, MD, Medical Director, ODH, Inc.

    In the U.S. during 2016, 42,249 deaths involved Opioid Pain Relievers, plus Other Synthetic Opioids including Fentanyl (NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse). Read this new thought leader brief. See critical statistics and details about the Opioid Crisis and how technology can be leveraged to make positive impacts.

    • Initiatives at the federal and state levels.
    • How effective the campaigns have been.
    • Efficacy of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP).

    Understand why Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and Behavioral Health data is key to progressing away from simple disease management to enable solutions to this epidemic.


    Healthcare Industry Insights

    2018 Population Health Management Survey ResultsView Health Survey Results
    2018 Population Health Management Survey Results

    How are health plans progressing toward outcomes driven health? What innovations are they advancing as they push toward value-based care? How far along are their efforts to aggregate and integrate member data? What technologies are they bent on adopting? How are they facing the Opioid Crisis and complex populations?

    For these and other healthcare trends, review the results of ODH 2018 Population Health Management Survey. The Survey was conducted among 180 healthcare payers and plan senior business and technology executives at both commercial and Medicaid insurance companies.

    Five Key Findings:

    1. Key Finding 1: Data aggregation remains a challenge
    2. Key Finding 2: Social determinants data still an outlier to integration
    3. Key Finding 3: New technologies slowly but surely being adopted
    4. Key Finding 4: Combating opioid crisis is high priority
    5. Key Finding 5: Needed: more transparent prescribing practices
    6. Skip ahead to “What Payers Can Do Now” for four suggestions to proceed

    Events - Come Connect with Us

    Upcoming Conferences

    November 7, 2018
    WEBINAR: Applying Analytics to Opioid Crisis: Prescription for Success
    by Lisa Strouss, Director, Field Medical Strategy, ODH, Inc. and Ayan Choudhuri, Senior Manager, Analytics & Medical Informatics, ODH, Inc. Hosted by AHIP.
    2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
    Register here.

    December 10 - 12, 2018
    NG Healthcare, Austin, TX
    Advancing Clinical Management Strategies by Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health Data
    by Debra Smyers, Sr. VP Health Services, Sunshine Health and Lisa Strouss, PharmD, Director Field Medical, ODH, Inc.  

    Attending one of these conferences? Let us know and schedule a time to meet up! 

    Recent Presentations


    Case Study: Incorporate Advanced Analytics to Help Youth at Risk Avoid Out of Home Placement

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    Data is critical to behavioral health care management. Learn how PerformCare® aggregated data from multiple sources. Segmented an at-risk population. Analyzed and extracted insights to identify interventions. NJ takes Electronic Health Records (EHR) and pairs that with health IT to improve out of home placement decisions.
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    Presented by Michael Golinkoff, PhD, MBA, Sr. Vice President, AmeriHealth Caritas, Innovation Advisor, and Daniel Carpenter of ODH, Inc. at the Payer's Behavioral Health Management Track, World Congress.

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Strategies for Reduction and Management

    See how Medicaid health plans respond to the impact of America’s Opioid Crisis on newborns. Learn how data insights help stakeholders combat the issue. Examine current initiatives and explore future opportunities for best practice reduction and management strategies.
    Video Recording of Webinar, 43:15 minutes
    Presented by Dr. Candace Saldarini, Medical Director and the Associate Director Medical Strategy, ODH, Inc.

    How to Hotspot the Opioid Crisis

    Watch how integrating physical health, behavioral health and social services data can play a key role in addressing opioid use disorder.
    Video Recording of Webinar, 27:41 minutes
    Presented by Lisa Strouss, PharmD