Optimizing Equity of Outcomes with Configo Health’s Opus

Overview of the Problem

Achieving equity in health outcomes is an ongoing challenge in pediatric healthcare, particularly when it comes to matching the diverse demographic makeup of your hospital’s patient population and local community. The disparities in health outcomes driven by multivariate causes socioeconomic differences, access to care, social determinants of health and treatment biases, undermine our shared goal of delivering high-quality care to all children. These disparities also influence your hospital’s operational performance, regulatory compliance, and financial health.

The Role Opus Plays

Opus, Configo Health’s benchmarking analytics platform, stands as a robust tool in the fight against these disparities. With a database comprising over 14 million pediatric encounters, Opus utilizes advanced analytics to identify trends and potential sources of variation in outcomes across different patient populations.

Opus Equity takes that robust data set and applies an equity lens, allowing your hospital to visualize and compare its performance with other children’s hospitals across different patient populations (race, ethnicity, SES, sex and age), thereby highlighting areas for improvement. It integrates seamlessly into existing workflows, enabling the transformation of complex data into actionable insights to effect meaningful changes in clinical practice.

Value Created by Opus

  • Improved Equity: By identifying disparities, Opus promotes more equitable health outcomes for all children, aligning with the demographic composition of your patient population and community.
  • Cost Savings: Enhancing equity and overall health outcomes can reduce long-term costs associated with the treatment of complications and chronic disease management.
  • U.S. News Performance: Reducing disparities and improving health outcomes improves your hospital’s performance metrics, contributing to higher rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Opus supports your hospital in meeting and surpassing regulatory requirements related to reporting and improving health disparities, thereby enhancing compliance and reputation.
  • Improved Reimbursement: As healthcare transitions to value-based models, efforts to reduce disparities and improve outcomes can strengthen your hospital’s negotiating position for better reimbursement rates. Opus can provide the data to support these discussions.

How to Use Opus to Solve this Problem

Opus Equity was created to identify disparities between patient populations within your organization and compare your outcomes to external benchmarks. Opus Equity also gives hospitals overviews of their equity landscape by providing specific reports – executive summaries and broad views of their demographics and reports focusing on crucial questions of care access by patient population. All of these reports bring in comparisons to external benchmarks, creating a truly best in class Equity suite of tools for tackling healthcare disparities at your organization.

With Opus, Configo Health is committed to being your ally in the quest for health equity in pediatric care. It’s more than a benchmarking analytics platform – it’s your strategic partner for driving meaningful improvements in equity, operational efficiency, and financial health.

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