At OBH, our expertise lies in population health and outcomes data. We understand local care pathways, drawing data from multiple datasets and creating data definitions. We work closely with health economies to implement a segmentation model that meets local requirements:
Offering configuration options to match local priorities
Grouping people by similar health needs and priorities, so that local care can be tailored to those needs
Displaying movements and overlaps between population segments, as a marker of overall population health
Comparing the socio-demographic characteristics of each segment, offering insight into health inequalities
Stratifying by severity within each segment, to grasp the pace of progression of different conditions, and how they interact with one another
Linking this information to data on activity, cost and price, to understand resource utilisation by segment, and identify opportunities to save money, whilst improving outcomes
To underlie an outcomes framework, where outcomes reflect what truly matters to the people in each segment
The end result is a meaningful population segmentation model, which can provide unlimited local insights, as well as forming the solid foundation for a good outcomes framework.
We work with healthcare providers, commissioners and patients who wish to define outcomes which matter to people, and organise processes of care around clearly defined outcomes. We have the capability to advise on all steps of implementing an outcomes-based approach:
Co-define outcomes that matter to people through workshops with stakeholders representing all parts of the care cycle, including patients and their advocates
Determine appropriate measures for outcomes
Evaluate contracting options for whole pathway outcomes measurement across multiple providers
Support outcomes-driven service redesign
We firmly believe that outcomes-based approaches offer the only sustainable future in healthcare. For that reason we assist organisations with “upstream readiness” in terms of winning hearts and minds through teaching, supporting funding applications and organisational development to help develop and implement outcomes at a population level. Our approach often begins with a series of outcomes-based educational sessions. These sessions are vital to introducing clients to the real meaning of “value” in healthcare and what implementation of an outcomes based approach looks like in practice. We run masterclasses and workshops for commissioners, healthcare providers, clinicians or anyone who has an interest in implementing outcomes and value-based approaches to healthcare.