THE JOHNS HOPKINS ACG® SYSTEM

For more than 30 years, the Johns Hopkins ACG® System has been used across the world to support population health management, enhance care and reduce health care related costs. Its logic is based on the premise that clustering of morbidity is a better predictor of the use of health care services than the presence of specific diseases or prior levels of cost or activity.

The ACG System in the NHS

The ACG System has been used extensively within the NHS since 2009. Over 11 million patient records are processed through the ACG System to support the work of:

  • 40+ Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • 7 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs)
  • 3 Accountable Care Systems (ACS)
  • 1000+ GP Practices

Uses and benefits of the ACG System in the UK

In the UK, the ACG System is being used to support a wide range of activities, including:

  • Reducing emergency care costs – three CCGs have now commissioned primary care-based, multi-morbidity clinics which have seen an associated 19% decrease in emergency admissions in the 18 months after the scheme started.
  • Population health analytics and population profiling to support planning and commissioning activities by CCGs and transformational change by STPs and ACSs
  • Sophisticated case finding activities by GP Practices and community services to ensure that the right patients are matched to the right care programmes
  • Casemix adjusted benchmarking and actuarial based analyses to allow for the differences in morbidity burden of patients that exist between different GP practices and localities, when measuring performance to identify good practice and opportunities for improvement
  • Allocation of resources using a more equitable approach based on differences in casemix and the predicted needs of individuals and population

More information about each of these aspects, case studies and the benefits being achieved can be found by clicking on the below buttons.

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