Health Share of Oregon and Health Catalyst expand program for behavioral health analytics, improved quality and cost

Dec. 21, 2017

In an effort to further enhance quality and lower the cost of healthcare, Health Share of Oregon and Health Catalyst have expanded their partnership through the implementation of a data-first application platform and associated tools.

Health Share of Oregon, a coordinated care organization serving Medicaid members, works to improve the health and health outcomes of its members and the community, while contributing cost savings to the healthcare system. To support this work, Health Share will expand its current deployment of the Health Catalyst Enterprise Data Warehouse to adopt the full Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS), an application platform that combines the features of data warehousing, clinical data repositories, and health information exchanges to simplify the secure sharing, analysis, and availability of information from multiple data systems.

Additionally, Health Share will implement the new Health Catalyst Population Builder tool, and a co-developed risk tool for opioid prescribing. Together, the DOS platform and the tools will enhance Health Share’s care delivery improvement efforts, particularly within the behavioral health system.

To optimize the suite of products, Health Catalyst improvement specialists will work onsite at Health Share to help achieve clinical and financial quality goals.

The new opioid risk tool is a machine learning solution designed to calculate a member’s risk of opioid addiction and overdose. The solution, co-developed by Health Share and Health Catalyst, analyzes insurance claims data, including a patient’s medication history, and assigns each patient a risk score, helping to better inform providers about how to best treat their patients.

The Population Builder tool enables analysis of millions of data points to identify specific populations of patients that need specialized preventive services, such as behavioral health services for severe mental illness and substance abuse. The tool dynamically identifies and manages specific populations for internal quality improvement and research, or for reporting to external organizations. Critical patient groups identified by Population Builder will be made available within a wide variety of Health Catalyst analytic applications to reveal opportunities for quality and cost performance improvements.

Health Catalyst has the full release