Care Transformation

UW Medicine Empanelment Dashboard


As UW Medicine shifts from ‘sickness’ to ‘wellness’ care, the purpose of empanelment is to assign Primary Care Providers and Primary Care teams accountability for a key number of UW Medicine lives.  It is therefore important for patients to select and be assigned to a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and Primary Care clinic. Establishing care with a single, UW Medicine PCP ensures every patients’ health care needs are actively monitored in a way that considers patterns of care, and most importantly, the patients’ experiences. Empanelment is a building block to population health management and the key to care continuity through health maintenance – i.e. preventive health screenings, immunizations and controlled statuses on disease management measures.

The UW Medicine Empanelment Dashboard is a visual, informational tool to provide a view of UW Medicine’s current state on empanelment by showing the ratio of Primary Care lives assigned to PCP panels to lives that remain un-empaneled (not yet claimed on a PCP panel but actively established at a Primary Care location).

The dashboard is designed to encourage key panel maintenance actions by visually illustrating the:

  1. Proportion of Primary Care lives who are empaneled and seeing their PCP in the office at least once in the last 3 years.
  2. Proportion of Primary Care lives who are not yet claimed on a panel or un-empaneled, yet actively using Primary Care (have had 2 or more visits in the last 2 years) and therefore should have a PCP assigned.

Primary Care Empanelment Dashboard

UWM Population Management Empanelment Dashboard_September 2020



Page updated: September 2020