Top 25 Innovators - 2019
Dr. Jen Brull
Medical director, Aledade’s accountable care organization in Kansas
Brull leads Aledade’s accountable care organization in Kansas. A key innovation she’s implemented is the “Roadmap to Awesomeness.” It’s an improvement tool for practices to assess data and follow best practices. The ACO is able to tap into real-time data to address gaps in patient care. The road map helped Brull’s own solo medical practice in Plainville, Kan., reduce ED utilization for diabetic patients. Overall, the ACO cut hospital admissions by 23% for congestive heart failure patients and reduced ED visits by 11% in 2017 for Medicare patients (the most recent year for which data is available). The ACO also saw a 17% increase in breast cancer screenings and a 31% increase in well-child visits.