Combining Electronic Medical Records with Claims Data to Identify Opportunities for Improving Outcomes for Medicaid Patients

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May 2014

Contact: Center for Improving Value in Health Care

Background: The Scalable Architecture for Federated Translational Inquiries Network (SAFTINet) is a multi-state consortium of stakeholders dedicated to generating, implementing and disseminating evidence to enhance the quality and value of health care for safety net and underserved patient populations. SAFTINet has developed an information technology infrastructure designed to securely share electronic health data with providers and researchers to support quality improvement and research. The vision for this network is that it will support a broad array of data uses including development of improved quality metrics using both clinical and claims data sources and conducting research on the effects of health care delivery models such as the patient-centered medical home on chronic disease outcomes, and emergency department utilization among patients with asthma.

Goal: Identify care outcome improvement opportunities by combining medical claims with EMR data for approximately 100,000 Medicaid patients over a four year period.

Data Analyzed: Claims data for Medicaid patients over four year period.

Results: In progress.

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