Forward Health Group

Current Time Inside Cache Tag Helper: 11/30/2020 10:51:56 AM and Model.VendorId = 64325

Forward Health Group's Current COVID-19 Response and Solutions

The following information was supplied by the vendor and has not been validated by KLAS.

Tracking of COVID-19 screening and clearance in staff and patients
Tracking of emerging populations and measurement of COVID-19 screenings across a progression of phases and risk factors

Program Goal

Forward Health Group (FHG) recognizes that measuring COVID-19 screenings for healthcare staff and patients in an appropriate and prioritized manner will be essential in the future. FHG’s PopulationManager software is equipped to track emerging populations and measure COVID-19 screenings across a progression of phases (including exposed, screened, nonscreened, quarantined, recovered, and expired) and risk factors (including age and comorbid conditions). This transactional and timebound measurement allows organizations to create targeted action lists at the individual patient and staff member level to move the needle on screening priorities. FHG’s system aggregates fragmented data elements from disparate systems and sources (EHRs, external labs, screening centers, patient entered data, etc.), allowing rapid analysis of thousands of records to yield a view of current state metrics and trended performance results on screening initiatives. This program is focused on providing organizations with timely and accurate data about their current progress toward screening key populations to better manage COVID-19 for their patients and their staff in the years ahead.

Program Value

  • Provide insights and trends regarding the tracking of screened populations including clinical staff, physicians, and their patients so that organizations have insights into screening percentages across multiple phases of the COVID-19 screening continuum.
  • Create dynamic lists of individuals that still need screening or follow-up to facilitate improvement follow-up by appropriate staff members.
  • Enable ongoing monitoring of COVID-19 cases as they move between phases to ensure completion of necessary screening and clearance.
  • Quantify the availability of critical resources at the individual specialty, staffing-category, and hospital levels to highlight demand and enable informed decision-making for current and future staffing needs.
  • Identify screening performance and those staff members that should be available to work because they have recovered and cleared screening.
  • Provide insight into performance improvement of screening rates across a community.

Tracking the strain on system capacity as COVID-19 spreads
Timely and accurate data about current and forecasted resource use to support local planning and response efforts

Program Goal:

As COVID-19 continues to spread, hospitals are dealing with increased demand for resources needed to care for affected patients including ventilators, radiology services, diagnostic labs, and ICU beds. Adding to the daily challenge of meeting the immediate needs of patients is the uncertainty of what the demand for these resources will be in the coming weeks and months. Access to timely and accurate data is essential for each hospital to respond to local needs and to coordinate a national plan to distribute resources to areas of high need. This data can be challenging to collect and analyze because it resides within the electronic health record of each patient and is sometimes recorded in different ways, such as using different code sets or text, or in multiple disparate sources.

Forward Health Group (FHG) has developed methods to extract these specific elements from electronic health records allowing rapid analysis of thousands of records and yielding a dashboard that allows visualization of current state and trends. This program is focused on providing organizations with timely and accurate data about their current and forecasted resource use to support local planning and response efforts. FHG will rapidly deliver a reliable measurement infrastructure (denominator by hospital) to system leadership, the CDC, or other local or state agencies to allow aggregation across other hospitals, communities, or states to improve outcomes and preparedness as COVID-19 spreads.

Program Value:

  • Provide insights and trends regarding the usage and availability of critical resources at the individual, hospital, and community level to highlight demand and enable informed decision making.
  • Identify available resources to cover immediate shortages and forecast potential future shortages.
  • Offer key data inputs to system leadership, community and state agencies, and the CDC.
  • Build a knowledge base regarding the resource utilization of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 based on demographic and health related factors.

Current Time Inside Cache Tag Helper: 11/30/2020 10:51:56 AM and Model.VendorId = 64325

Software Overall Score Data collected between Nov 2019 - Nov 2020

##.#

 Product
Segment