Population Health Management (PHM) requires an accumulation of patient information derived from multiple sources to provide the analytics that translate to actionable data for healthcare providers to improve clinical and financial outcomes.
The Arche LEAP Alliance® of Podiatric and medical practices with the ArcheOPTYX® software in sync with proprietary diagnostic tools establish and accumulate patient risk assessment information. The data accrued provide the metrics to formulate dynamic analytics to reflect the health of the diabetic population.
Arche Healhcare’s CLUE® initiative offers healthcare companies and insurance providers the health information technology derived from the patient populations of the LEAP Alliance members to effectively monitor and impact clinical outcomes.
The solution to effective PHM for LEAP is with the Arche LEAP Alliance and CLUE
Risk assessment and associated preventative care strategies are now at the forefront of government and private health plan thoughts on controlling the unnecessary costs associated with diabetic foot complications.
The evidence to justify the need for risk stratification is supported by a number of cross-sectional and prospective studies. These studies state that it is possible to identify individual patients with clinical features linked to the risk of future foot ulceration.(1)
When individualized foot risk stratification is followed by adoption of effective and proven PHM strategies the incidences of foot complications and their associated costs will fall.(2)
Arche Heathcare structured The Arche LEAP Alliance and CLUE® population health management tools around our proprietary diagnostic device portfolio and insightful analytic data, which is processed by the Arche OPTYX system.
Arche OPTYX processes patient data retrieved by the Arche LEAP Alliance of podiatric practices for the purpose of drawing insightful analytic indicators, which achieves the goal of turning evidence-based medicine into evidence-based practice.
Keep in Mind: An individualized program of risk stratification and proactive prevention for people with diabetes can reduce amputations by 50%.(2)
Arche Healthcare’s Population Health Management (PHM) Tools
1 The system of care for the diabetic foot: objectives, outcomes, and opportunities NR. Barshes, MD, MPH1*, MSigireddi, MPH2, JS. Wrobel, DPM, MS3, Archana Mahankali, MD4, JM. Robbins, DPM5, Panos Kougias, MD6 and DG. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD7
2 LA. Lavery, RP. Wunderlich, JL. Tredwell (2005) 70 31–37 Disease management for the diabetic foot: Effectiveness of a diabetic foot prevention program to reduce amputations and hospitalizations; Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice