Can Populations be Risk Stratified Using Only EHR Data?

Stratifying populations for the risk of morbidity and healthcare utilization has largely been a function of health plans and integrated health delivery systems that manage large populations. However, in a time when policies and payment agreements increasingly incentivize value-based care, all risk-bearing provider organizations are beginning to see value in completing their own population health management risk assessments.

Risk stratification models have traditionally used medical and pharmacy claims data combined with other sources, such as electronic health records (EHRs), to strengthen results. However, this creates a challenge for providers and provider organizations that do not always have access to all claims for their attributed populations within an actionable timeframe. Because provider organizations have more ready access to EHRs than claims, they may find it easier to use EHR data instead of claims for risk stratification. But can this data yield valid results?

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