Applying Impactful Analytics to the World of Population Health
Population health management. We all have our own definitions of what this is and how to get our arms around it. But in this world of new technology in healthcare with more data than we ever had before, how do we even approach the topic? At Lehigh Valley health network in Allentown, PA, we have employed data analytics to address population health from many aspects – chronic disease management, payer populations, in-house and long term pathway management. We have deployed analytics across the continuum of care to ensure impactful results. By weaving analytics into the core of our EHR and clinician workflow, we can guarantee success both now and in the future
Speakers: Lori Yackanicz
Lori Yackanicz, MBA, Administrator – Enterprise Analytics, Office of the CMIO, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), is a 20-plus year veteran in the healthcare IT field. She currently serves on the Board of DVHIMSS, where she sits on the Program Committee. She is also a member of the HIMSS Business Intelligence Committee.
At LVHN, Lori has implemented various initiatives, including Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE), Medication Bar Code Administration, and Ambulatory EMR across 80-plus office practices. In the recent EPIC implementation at LVHN, Lori was in charge of the data conversion, interface and reporting areas. She currently heads a centralized data analytics department, which leads the organization in data governance and clinical informatics initiatives.