Big Data, Big Discoveries WebSeries
Live Webcast Feb. 27, 2013
Improving patient care remains a top priority for America's healthcare organizations, but for a group of providers in New Orleans, that bar wasn't high enough. Last year, led by the Louisiana Public Health Institute, several community healthcare providers embarked on a redesign of comprehensive care delivery, called the Crescent City Beacon Community, to improve the overall health of the greater New Orleans community. Though still in its early stages, the project has already received national recognition for excellence, and is being considered as a model for other major urban centers throughout the country. The program has focused on quality improvement for chronic care management in primary practices, enabling transitions of care using health information technology, and promoting consumer engagement through mobile phones.
Check out the slides from this free Webcast to hear LPHI's director, Dr. Anjum Khurshid, explain the component parts of this program, the foundation of which is the Greater New Orleans Health Information Exchange. Inspired by the Affordable Care Act, HIEs are intended to foster collaboration among and between various health care institutions by providing access to electronic medical records. Care coordination systems based on HIEs can greatly improve patient care, while also lowering costs, in part by reducing preventable emergency room visits and fragmentation of the healthcare system. Another innovative component of the program involves an interactive social media campaign designed to educate the New Orleans community about the risks of diabetes.
Sponsored by the BioDistrict New Orleans, this webcast is the first in a series designed to showcase the exemplary projects taking place within the district.