Catholic Health Initiatives and Accenture Apply Analytics to Identify Health Risks Among Patient Populations

Mon Apr 8, 2013 7:00am EDT

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(Business Wire)--
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation`s largest non-profit health
providers and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have teamed on a nine-month initiative that
will apply analytics to identify at-risk factors among patient populations. 

Catholic Health Initiatives and Accenture will design and implement information
management capabilities across healthcare facilities in 17 states. The effort is
expected to help CHI target patient populations to improve care delivery and to
better monitor patient health, while streamlining clinical operations for more
efficient care management. Additionally, the initiative will focus on enhancing
data warehouse capabilities and information management governance. 

"This effort will advance our existing data and information management
capabilities to better manage the health of populations," said Evon Holladay,
MBA, vice president, Enterprise Intelligence, Catholic Health Initiatives. "By
identifying at-risk population groups, such as the uninsured and Medicare
recipients, we can provide precise interventions that will improve overall
patient care and quality of life." 

This initiative is an extension of an enterprise-wide analytics strategy that
Accenture and Catholic Health Initiatives have developed during the past 12
months. Using Accenture Connected Health Services, the effort will establish a
solutions platform that can be applied to future quality measurement programs,
including care management, clinical integration, managed care and value-based
purchasing initiatives. 

"Applying analytics will enable better decision making for improved quality of
care and efficiency in clinical operations," said Kelly Rakowski, managing
director for Accenture`s health provider business. "This is crucial for
healthcare providers, given the changes instituted through healthcare reform.
This initiative will position CHI for future growth by ensuring that it
continues to be able to provide consistent, high-quality care while reducing
costs." 

Learn more about Accenture`s Insight Driven Health, our work with healthcare
providers and Delivering Public Service for the Future. 

About Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system with
headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 17 states
and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living
facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing
colleges; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than
$715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the
poor, free clinics, education and research. With total annual revenues of more
than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation`s
second-largest faith-based health system. www.catholichealthinitiatives.com

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing
company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across
all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world`s
most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them
become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net
revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home
page is www.accenture.com. 

Accenture Connected Health Services

Accenture Connected Health Services combine extensive business and clinical
insights to deliver operational models and technology systems - including
Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchanges - that enable
patient-centric collaboration through better data access and improved decision
making. They also help lower costs and create the foundation for future
care-delivery models.

Accenture Health
Jenn Francis, + 630-338-6426
jennifer.francis@accenture.com

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