In 2013, Earnest Carter, MD, deputy health officer of Maryland’s Prince George’s County Health Department, sought and received grant funding to improve population health in the community. His vision was to involve various local stakeholders and focus on social issues impacting an individual’s ability to live a healthy life.
In 2016, Prince George’s partnered with value-based care technology and services vendor HealthEC to optimize local care coordination efforts, with the understanding that patient-centric data integration is the first step in building an infrastructure to support healthcare analytics.
By establishing a comprehensive view of clinical and operational data, providers can identify patterns in care delivery and resource utilization across multiple variables. That data visibility is the foundation upon which data-driven healthcare is built in order to provide a complete picture of patient health.