Clinical Analytics

About the Clinical Analytics Subcommittee

The Clinical Analytics Subcommittee is responsible for identifying and reporting on key clinical, quality, risk, and financial drivers. The subcommittee ensures that analytics development strategies and capabilities align with enterprise clinical, quality, risk and financial performance goals. It also sets the vision and direction of the strategies to be implemented while monitoring the status of the identified initiatives and projects and providing oversight on deliverables.

The subcommittee’s main goals are to:

  • Recommend and guide development of unified performance dashboards, strategic analyses and actionable data tools to support the Quadruple Aim for health care and guide the Clinical Steering Committee and work groups
  • Formulate strategies for establishing, defining and developing capabilities for clinical, risk, financial and quality performance targets of Population Health programs
  • Enact and solidify analytics strategies to drive how organizational goals and health care transformation are achieved

MSSP Performance Management: How We Measure Cost and Quality

Our view of MSSP performance combines measures of both quality and cost.

Dignity Health MSSP ACOs Priority Metrics

After analyzing our performance measures, we have identified — at the network and practice level — the areas that each group needs to focus on to improve performance.

2017 MIPS Performance — 2019 Rate Adjustments

The table below outlines our ACOs’ total MIPS payment adjustments for 2019 (based on 2017 performance).

2017 GPRO Results Summary

Each year, we submit quality measure data to CMS as part of our participation in the MSSP ACO program. The charts below show the results of our various networks, which, in general, performed better than the previous year’s national average.

A Closer Look at California

Within California, there are two key stakeholders — SCICN and the Dignity Health Medical Foundation. Under the umbrella of the Foundation are four groups: MMG, Woodland, Santa Cruz and FPMG.

Use of Patient Questionnaire & Practice Performance within St. Rose MSSP

In SRQCN, the Nevada CIN did a pilot study looking at the value of a Medicare patient questionnaire. We found the presence of critical data to be higher when the questionnaire is used. These results were the catalyst to implement the questionnaire as a tool more widely across our networks.

MSSP Dashboard: Core Performance Management Tool Developed by the Data & Analytics Subcommittee at Dignity Health

Using the athena platform, we are able to view various key data points via a clinical dashboard. Analysis of this data helps us determine our performance priorities.