Session ID: 

Achieving the Triple Aim for Children with Medical Complexity

11:15am - 11:45am Friday, February 15
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


The care for medically complex children can be confusing for families. It can also consume large amounts of healthcare resources and can be very costly. Social determinants of health can also complicate an already complex situation. Children's Hospital Colorado set out to improve outcomes, increase patient and family satisfaction and reduce costs through the utilization of health information technology. Children's Hospital Colorado layered risks due to social determinants with a medical complexity algorithm to create what we believe to be a more accurate measurement of complexity. This risk scoring helps to determine resource assignment and utilization for our most complex patients.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe tools and technology to improve patient and family satisfaction with the care they receive
  • Explain the benefits of combining social complexity with medical complexity when determining and assigning patient risk
  • Discuss how IT tools can improve outcomes and decrease costs for medically complex patients


Professor of Pediatrics and Section Head of General Academic Pediatrics,
Children's Hospital Colorado...
Application Analyst,
Children's Hospital Colorado...


Clinical Informaticists
Physician, CMO, CMIO
Population Health Management Professional