Month: August 2018

Advanced Metrics effectively linking providers, outcomes, and best practices

By Deena Minney

The Advanced Metrics team, in collaboration with coLAB, performed a community needs assessment on behalf of the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation (LOHF). That assessment identified strong opportunities for improvement in coordinated care between behavioral health and medical health providers in Lancaster County.

The result? The creation of NavWell. NavWell was conceptualized as a way to systemically capture data among the providers, and combining that process with a dramatically-improved environment for coordinated care. The goal: to improve and increase the number of successful referrals to behavioral health providers from primary care providers.

 

NavWell works by tracking all of the incoming shared information from enrolled providers in a patient’s coordinated care team. It provides the opportunity for evaluation and measurement of missed service opportunities.  Patients –  or their providers –  have the option to complete assessments contained within NavWell that are automatically scored with symptom severity.

 

NavWell also has the ability for electronic referrals, referral outcome tracking and follow-up, with care-coordination being a significant part of the referral follow-up process. NavWell’s built-in capabilities provide for systems-oriented data gathering, which can measure the effectiveness of the referral process. Combined with integration of  patient medical records, it can also perform a cross-analysis, taking a closer looking at the improvements in health outcomes against the quality of the referral follow-up.

 

The community needs assessment certainly made it clear: the current landscape for referral quality is poor. There is no standardized means to collect data for comparative analysis—whether you are looking at patient outcomes, patient group outcomes, quality measurements, provider quality, or best practices compliance. With NavWell, health outcomes are improved, health care costs are reduced, and best practices are introduced into provider-clinician relationships. Coordinated care can truly be achieved.
This data sharing also improves transparency, identifies larger population health trends within a given practice, and increases patient comfort, notably among patients who are managing

By Deena Minney & Kate Gallagher

August 2018

Advanced Metrics, a company that provides decision support software for physicians, clinicians, educators and families, is excited to announce we are now a Certified B Corporation®!

 

Being a Certified B Corporation® means we meet the highest standards of proven social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. Advanced Metrics aspires to be part of the global movement of using business as a force for good™. B Corps™ are important because they inspire all businesses to compete to be the Best for the World®.

 

To become a Certified B Corp™, B Lab® conducted a rigorous evaluation to measure our social and environmental performance using what is called the B Impact Assessment. Advanced Metrics sees the B Corp™ certification as another way to guarantee to our customers and employees our social responsibility and our mission-driven approach in everything we do. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations® are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on all their stakeholders.

 

About B Corporations

Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and over 50 countries with 1 unifying goal — to redefine success in business.

 

About B Lab®

B Lab® is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity.

 

During our journey to becoming a Certified B Corporation®, B Lab® determined our company embodies the mission of using business as a force for good™ through the B Impact Assessment.  Advanced Metrics devoted significant time and effort to this process. Our goal was to achieve a minimal score of 80 points to reach certification. We are pleased to announce we scored  97.6 . We are committed to continuing our efforts to increase our score for recertification in two years and are motivated by the desire to use business as a force for good ™.

Our journey to becoming a Certified B Corp™ business was no easy feat. However, it was well worth the effort to create a more sustainable business model, one that ensures we prioritize our corporate social responsibility and join a local community and national movement doing the same. Using our score as a key measurement to success has inspired our team to be more creative and thoughtful in our work and the ways we connect with our customers and the community.