Today’s EHR and HIT news includes two customer acquisition articles. The first, is from Halfpenny Technologies on their selection by Orange Accountable Care. The second article, from HealthMEDX on their selection by Riverside Health Systems.
Orange Accountable Care Partners with Halfpenny Technologies to help integrate their Care Community
Halfpenny Technologies was selected by Orange Accountable Care, and its parent company, Orange Health Solutions, as their exclusive partner for management and access to more complete lab data. This partnership with Halfpenny Technologies creates true interoperability between Orange Accountable Care, a Florida-based ACO and Orange Health Solutions, a national provider of full service risk contract management services, and the labs their patients utilize. Halfpenny will provide a secure and scalable interface that will provide access to lab data for the ACO’s referring physicians using the Orange Health Solutions platform. The Orange platform brings together the best in class technologies in a patient focused view, which enables their physicians and Orange care extenders, to exceed the quality expectations of patients, while maximizing the benefits for physicians to participate in the new risk sharing models, such as ACOs.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with one of the leading ACO’s in the country, Orange Accountable Care,” said Tim Kowalski, President and CEO of Halfpenny Technologies. “The combination of their focus on coordinated care in the State of Florida and Halfpenny Technologies’ clinical data integration solutions provides providers and residents of the State of Florida with an industry leading accountable care solution.”
Halfpenny’s proven method of clinical data capture, aggregation, normalization and archive & retrieval will be used to bridge the gap between providers, patients and health plans connected to the ACO. Additional benefits of the collaborative solution for ACOs include:
- Reduced cost of healthcare across the patient population
- Improved care coordination
- Automated identification of non-compliant patients
- Improved individual patient and population health
- Optimized quality benchmarks and care management goals
Team-based, clinical integration tools ACOs need
“By using the Halfpenny ACO solution, we can more efficiently and effectively connect with labs, and share the clinical data throughout our community of care,” Orange Health Solutions President and Chief Operating Officer, Nicole Bradberry, said. “We are particularly excited about the solution’s analytics tools around lab data which enhance our ability to optimize our care management programs to help improve population health.” Nicole is also the Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed Florida Association of ACOs and says “FLAACO was formed to share best practices and preferred vendors across many ACOs. Halfpenny is exactly the type of unique vendor and solution that so many ACOs are looking for.”
Halfpenny Technologies’ true interoperability solution for ACOs gives them the ability to access complete lab data to help them maximize their care management strategies. The Orange Health platform, a holistic ACO solution, includes powerful analysis and clinical decision support tools which send reminders and allows interventions for patients and providers. The clinical data solution allows better sharing between the care community and helps ACOs effectively measure, report and improve on both clinical and financial outcomes.
Riverside Health System Selects HealthMEDX to Automate Riverside’s Lifelong Health & Aging Related Services Division
As the largest provider of services for older adults in Virginia, Riverside Health System provides an expansive continuum of care to those in all stages of life.
In an effort to continue to provide the highest levels of care to patients and residents, Riverside embarked on a selection process to implement an improved integrated post-acute care Electronic Medical Records system, coupled with a more sophisticated billing system.
After a thorough search, Riverside selected the HealthMEDX Vision solution to provide all of these capabilities in a patient-centered system that can be implemented throughout the Riverside’s Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services division.
“The HealthMEDX solution will provide us with the ability to achieve standardization across our post-acute care system, continuity of care, and improved documentation of resident/patient care for quality improvement, state and federal surveys,” said Kevin Mulhearn, Director of Finance for Riverside’s Lifelong Health division.
“This project is part of the information exchange and care management initiatives of Riverside, and we are looking forward to the improved efficiencies Riverside and its patients will realize with the integration of HealthMEDX as its Post-Acute Care EMR.”
Riverside Health System “is at the forefront of driving integrated care models including the LTPAC settings. Our commitment to interoperability coupled with our focus on using technology to coordinate care and decrease avoidable admissions will serve as a solid foundation for our relationship,” said Pam Pure, CEO of HealthMEDX.