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Johns Hopkins ACG® System

One of the most widely used population health analysis and management tools.

 

Dr. Karen Kinder, PhD, MBA, INTRODUCES
The Johns Hopkins ACG® System


THE CHALLENGE

When seeking to improve the health of a population, you need a proven analytics tool to help you understand your populations’ health, set budgets or capitation rates, evaluate provider performance, and assess outcomes of care.

THE SOLUTION

The Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Groups® (ACG) System is a unique morbidity measuring approach that improves accuracy and fairness in evaluating provider performance, identifying patients at high risk, forecasting health care utilization and setting equitable payment rates. It is available for all types of users, including those from the commercial, governmental, and academic spheres. 

COMPONENTS

The Johns Hopkins ACG System offers a unique approach to measuring morbidity in large populations that improves accuracy and fairness in evaluating provider performance, identifying patients at high risk, forecasting health care utilization and setting equitable payment rates. Solution applications include:

  • Care Management—including:
    • Case management
    • Disease management and
    • High-risk case identification
  • Provider profiling (performance assessment)
  • Financial analysis
  • Population profiling
OUTCOMES
  • Explains and predicts how health care resources are delivered and consumed.
  • Identifies persons who are likely to become high-resource users or to become hospitalized.
  • Provides important clinical context to aid in managing patient care.
  • Makes available customized models unique to each organization.

DETAILS

The ACG System provides a framework for evaluating patients’ and population’s morbidity burden. Patient risk in the form of categories and relative risk scores can be applied both concurrently and prospectively. The ACG System’s suite of tools has been used for over three decades to support basic and complex applications in finance, administration, care delivery, and evaluative research.

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WHY CHOOSE A JOHNS HOPKINS SOLUTION?

For more than 125 years, Johns Hopkins has led the way in both biomedical discovery and patient and population care. Faculty research most often leads to innovative protocols, programs and services, establishing the standard by which others follow and build upon. Our goal: make these innovations available beyond our walls to improve the health outcomes of individuals and populations—within our community and throughout the world.

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