POP HEALTH FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Chicago, IL - October 2 - 3, 2017
Naveen Raja, DO, is board certified in Rheumatology and Clinical Informatics and has over 17 years of clinical practice experience in rheumatology and internal medicine in academic, non-profit, managed care and private practice environments. He currently serves as the Medical Director for Accountable Care at the University of California, Los Angeles. His focus is on driving and supporting strategies and programs related to population health, including improvement activities and relationships with our ACO contract partners. Prior to UCLA, he was at City of Hope where he served as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer. In that role, he had significant impact on practice standardization, integration, and physician engagement. He has experience in managing organizational change through setting of a shared vision, clinician and leadership engagement, clear governance structures, communication and team development.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the nations’ top-ranked hospitals, has developed an innovative model of comprehensive care coordination to achieve the triple aim. This strategy embeds unlicensed health navigators in physician offices and supports them with a team of licensed professionals that include the physicians, pharmacists, nurses and social workers.
A key element of the model is physician identification and referral of high-risk patients for care coordination. The unlicensed care coordinators are at the center of managing the organization’s accountable populations.
The results have been impressive. The model has decreased ED visits by 20 percent and reduced utilization and total cost per member in the accountable population.