WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SCIO Health Analytics today announced that the fourth chapter of its eBook on behavioral analytics, "Intervenability: Drive Better Outcomes by Enhancing Engagement," is now available for download at: https://goo.gl/udkWHZ
This new eBook chapter delves into the concept of "intervenability." It demonstrates how big data and analytics can be used to predict the likelihood that populations will comply with and complete the interventions assigned to or prescribed for them. The analytics measure the willingness of individuals to become engaged in a program (such as patients actively following a plan of care) as well as their ability to do so. While both must be present to achieve intervenability, willingness focuses on internal factors such as attitudes and motivation, whereas ability measures external factors, such as not remembering to take medications for chronic conditions due to advanced Alzheimer's.
Rather than relying solely on easily available clinical and claims data, the analytics for measuring intervenability require a more detailed, 360-degree view of behaviors and attitudes. The data for this analysis may include socioeconomic and demographic information, the results of behavioral surveys and interviews, and other nontraditional sources. Healthcare organizations can then use this information to create personas that represent specific populations and use predictive models to produce "if-then" scenarios for those personas. The output of those models creates an intervenability score that shows providers, payers, and life sciences organizations which opportunities present the greatest chance for success, enabling them to focus their resources where they will deliver the maximum benefit.
For example, providers can use intervenability scores to identify and address barriers to compliance with plans of care, such as a lack of healthy food choice options in a neighborhood where diabetes is prevalent, or a mailbox that is too small to receive medications from a mail order pharmacy.
Life sciences organizations can use intervenability scores to direct the efforts of their commercial effectiveness teams more precisely while delivering a value-add to their hospital and health system partners. Payers who implement an intervenability framework can identify members who will be most agreeable to certain types of interventions and even do some of the heavy lifting for care management.
"As healthcare organizations continue to take on more responsibility for outcomes as a result of the transition to value-based care, one of their greatest sources of risk is noncompliance," said Lalithya Yerramilli, vice president of analytics for SCIO Health Analytics. "No matter what programs they implement, those programs will be ineffective if they aren't followed. Intervenability scores give organizations throughout the continuum the ability to determine where concerns lie, and where their efforts will achieve the greatest ROI so they can focus their limited resources where they will deliver the greatest payoff. The scores also help determine the reasons behind certain behaviors and attitudes to guide clinicians and executives in making the changes needed to improve their overall success rate."
This eBook is part of a series of previously published chapters:
- Chapter 1 - Big Data, Big Business: Creating the Understanding that Drive Change in Healthcare
- Chapter 2 - Personas: Understanding the Human Drivers that Influence Health Outcomes
- Chapter 3 – Impactability: Maximizing Opportunities and Reducing Risk
Watch for upcoming chapters of this eBook series.
About SCIO Health Analytics
Based in West Hartford, Connecticut, SCIO Health Analytics is a leading health analytics solution and services company. It serves over 100 healthcare organizations across the continuum including over 30 providers and health services organizations and 60 health plans representing more than 130 million members, three of the top five PBMs, and clients in 30 countries for 10 of the top 15 global Life Sciences companies. SCIO provides predictive analytic solutions and services that transform data into actionable insights, helping healthcare organizations create the understanding that drives change through care, network and reimbursement optimization as well as commercial effectiveness. SCIO's insights as a service approach supports the shift to value-based care, solving healthcare problems simply and efficiently. Visit SCIO's new website for up to date information on their product and solution offerings: www.sciohealthanalytics.com
Michele Norton, M.S., R.N.
Senior Vice President Marketing
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