This is a question (a plea?) that I’ve heard more than once, and it is an understandable one. But the answer is, “no.” In Epic, the Health Maintenance build is one of the backbones of the Healthy Planet functionality. And - just like PCP attribution workflows – a Healthy Planet go-live or refresh presents an excellent opportunity to identify and fix gaps in Health Maintenance build, giving providers another tool to improve patient care and outcomes.
Unless your organization has no resource limitations (in which case: call me!), the follow-up question is always how to appropriately prioritize build items. The best strategy can vary significantly, depending on your organization's circumstances. One recommendation: don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good. It’s easy to get bogged down in details; often the best strategy for Health Maintenance is one of transparent communication coupled with continuous improvement.
Implementing good Health Maintenance build, with useful decision support tools, can seem like a daunting task, but well-implemented tools can pay significant dividends for tracking key metrics and improving patient care. Optimum would love to help you reach your goals – if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
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