C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) owned and operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County FL, has implemented Forward Health Group’s PopulationManager® and The Guideline Advantage™. The Guideline Advantage is a quality improvement program of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association. The Guideline Advantage works to help improve patient health through prevention, early detection and management of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Belma Andric, MD, Medical Director of C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, said, “It’s very exciting to finally have access to our data, to be able to see many factors in a kind of ‘rearview mirror’, helping us identify gaps in care and our most at-risk patients. Initially focusing on colorectal cancer screening, we implemented PopulationManager with its analytics, marvelous data visualizations and proven measures from The Guideline Advantage. Within the first two months of operation, we improved our screening rate from 38% to 66% – nearly double the national average. Now, with data they can trust, illuminating our patients’ needs, our clinicians have the right tools to tackle uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes. Now we can drive real outcomes improvement.”
“We are so pleased to be working with Dr. Andric and her wonderful team at C. L. Brumback,” said Michael Barbouche, Founder and CEO of Forward Health Group. “The future of health care and outcomes improvement is visible right there in Palm Beach County.”
C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics provides compassionate, comprehensive health services to all Palm Beach County residents, through collaboration and partnerships, in a culturally sensitive environment. Partnering with the Florida Department of Health, community-based organizations, and local hospitals, the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics strive to provide the highest quality health care to all Palm Beach County residents, including the homeless and migrant populations. These collaborations are established to ensure that the patients’ needs are addressed in a timely and compassionate manner.
The Guideline Advantage leverages population health management tools from Madison, Wisconsin-based Forward Health Group. C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics are using those tools to transform its practice data into actionable information with the goal of preventing chronic diseases and improving the lives of those living with cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
The Guideline Advantage is an initiative of the Preventive Health Partnership (PHP), a collaboration that combines the expertise of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association to develop and pursue strategies for the prevention and early detection of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The program promotes the use of evidence-based treatment guidelines, performance measurement tools and quality improvement strategies with the goal of helping you offer your patients every advantage for a healthy life. Visit GuidelineAdvantage.org
Forward Health Group, Inc. helps health care providers successfully transition to the new world of value-based care. The Madison, WI-based software and services company provides value-based population health management solutions to health systems, hospitals and multi-specialty clinics. Since 2009 Forward Health Group has been an industry innovator, providing the accurate data, clinical measures— from internal and external sources—needed to improve patient health in a timely, cost-effective way. Visit www.forwardhealthgroup.com
June 21, 2016