BEAVERTON, Ore., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Enli Health Intelligence™, a market leader in population health management technology, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, a multi-school institution and the fourth university in the Texas Tech University System, announced today results of the health system's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. DSRIP is an incentive program focused on reforming how care is accessed, delivered, and paid for among the region's Medicaid population.
"Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, as one of several regional healthcare partners, sought to establish an enterprise disease management capability through a $6.5 million incentive payment from the state," stated Oscar Perez, Senior Director of Strategic Clinical Initiatives and 1115 Waiver/DSRIP/NAIP/FQHC Program Manager. "We worked with Enli to develop new workflows, reporting tools, and patient care plans founded on the latest evidence-based guidelines and accessible to our providers in the EHR at the point of care. Among other improvements, we saw a 60% increase in foot exams and a 100% increase in Pneumovax screenings, two clinical quality indicators and program outcome measures, over a 12-month period."
Seven states, led by Texas, California, and Massachusetts, have received approval and implemented DSRIP programs. While requirements vary from state to state, all DSRIP initiatives tie reimbursement to a series of performance metrics. Those metrics initially focus on infrastructure development and system redesign, but also include clinical outcomes and population health improvements over the five-year term of the program.
In 2011, the state of Texas received federal approval to launch a demonstration project focused on transformation and quality improvement through a section 1115 Medicaid waiver. The project was initially funded between 2012 and 2016. Based upon its ability to meet certain delivery system reform targets, the state received a three-year extension to support ongoing Medicaid payment and system redesign, as well as maintain its DSRIP program.
"Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has a strong primary care network and orientation," observed Dr. Joseph Siemienczuk, Enli's Chief Medical Officer. "Its ongoing focus on education and patient care, along with a commitment to harness technology, is accelerating care delivery transformation. Enli CareManager complements delivery system innovation and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso's rapid transition toward value-based care by placing real-time clinical decision support where it matters most, in the hands of providers."
"We are making investments in the technology foundation that supports our comprehensive population health strategy," agreed Mr. Perez. "CareManager is a critical tool for Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso providers and we are continuing to harness Enli's population health IT capabilities to coordinate the complex healthcare needs of 2.5 million Medicaid beneficiaries in western Texas while meeting key DSRIP program requirements."
Provider organizations interested in learning more about Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and its approach to population health management, including the DSRIP initiative, are invited to view a webcast to be hosted on June 8 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST. View here.
Enli Health Intelligence works collaboratively with healthcare delivery systems, allowing them to pursue population health-based initiatives and close priority gaps in care. The Enli platform curates and codifies the latest evidence-based guidelines and programs, supports the creation of a unified care plan, and facilitates care team collaboration at the point of care, wherever that may be.
For more information about Enli Health Intelligence and its population health management solutions, please visit Enli.net.
Enli Health Intelligence™ is the market leader in population health management technology. Enli enables care teams to perform to their full potential by integrating healthcare data with evidence-based guidelines embedded in provider workflows across the population and at the point of care.1
GCI Health on behalf of Enli Health Intelligence
1 See: KLAS Population Health Management 2015 Performance Report. See also: Chilmark 2016 Care Management Market Trends Report; and IDC Marketscape: U.S. Population Health Management 2014 Vendor Assessment.
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