Today’s EHR and HIT update includes news from Inovalon on a strategic agreement they’ve entered into with Greenway Medical Technologies, Partnership news between Hello Health and Orange Health Solutions, as well as customer acquisition news from Hyland Software.
Greenway Medical Technologies and Inovalon Enter into Strategic Agreement
Inovalon, Inc. has announced that Greenway Medical Technologies has entered into a multi-year engagement that enables Inovalon’s advanced healthcare data analytics for payers and providers to leverage Greenway’s PrimeSUITE electronic health record (EHR) platform, further enabling improvements in clinical and quality outcomes, and financial performance.
Empowered by the data within its Medical Outcomes Research for Efficiency and Effectiveness Registry (MORE(2) Registry(®)) containing more than 7.5 billion medical events from more than 98 million unique individuals, Inovalon applies advanced analytics to identify and resolve gaps in care, quality, utilization and disease status accuracy, resulting in material improvements to clinical and quality outcomes and financial performance. Through its strategic partnership with Greenway, these capabilities will be interconnected within PrimeSUITE, bringing the power of data and advanced analytics to the point of care, increasing connectivity within the nation’s healthcare system and further empowering the achievement of improved clinical outcomes, compliance and efficiency.
“At Inovalon we believe strongly in the benefits of bringing improved data interconnectivity and advanced analytics to the point of care,” said Dan Rizzo, Chief Innovation Officer at Inovalon. “We are pleased to be working with Greenway to bring together the power of Greenway PrimeSUITE and Inovalon’s data-driven solutions to help both payers and providers succeed in their pursuit of quality and performance-driven healthcare.”
The combination of thousands of disease, diagnosis, treatment and care considerations, together with the expanding complexity of regulatory oversight, quality measurement requirements, reimbursement models and healthcare organization structures, has resulted in a significant increase in burden within the healthcare landscape. Today, payers and providers alike must maintain extensive resources and subject matter expertise in an effort to comply, let alone excel, in the current environment. Additionally, in order to substantiate performance and regulatory adherence with such programs as NCQA HEDIS(®) quality performance measurement, the CMS Five-Star Quality Rating program, and other federal and state-based risk score accuracy programs, providers and payers must support extensive medical record review initiatives. Through the integration of analytics and electronic medical record platforms, the integration of Inovalon’s toolsets within the Greenway environment decreases the burden for both the payer and the provider while increasing quality outcomes and risk score data accuracy.
“We are dedicated to providing the industry’s most powerful, flexible and adaptable electronic health record and practice management tools to support the evolving and unique needs of a wide range of healthcare providers,” said Jared Lisenby, Greenway vice president of business development. “The integration of Inovalon’s innovative data analytics solutions into PrimeSUITE enables providers and practices to seamlessly manage data exchange and workflow within the medical record and have a more detailed understanding of the patient population to drive improvements.”
Hello Health to Partner with Orange Health Solutions
Hello Health® and Orange Health Solutions have announced a partnership that will bring Hello Health’s no-cost electronic health record (EHR) and patient portal to Orange Health’s growing national network of accountable care organizations (ACOs). The actionable clinical and financial data from Hello Health’s web-based technology platform, combined with Orange Health’s proactive care coordination and medical cost management solution gives group medical practices and independent primary care physicians a complete set of tools to promote value-based care.
Orange Health Solutions operates an outsourced practice support center that coordinates care for patients by providing health coaches for those with chronic conditions that have a high risk for complications or hospitalization. Patients in the Orange Health network will now have access to Hello Health’s comprehensive portal for an easy, on-demand connection to front-line caregivers. Additionally, the clinical and financial data from Hello Health’s EHR will give those front-line providers and Orange Health’s patient advocate team more ammunition to promote care compliance and improve outcomes along the care continuum.
“This partnership makes sense on a number of levels,” said Hello Health Founder and CEO Nathanial Findlay. “As the industry puts more emphasis on risk-sharing models, providers will need solutions that add an analytic component to clinical care within an integrated network. Hello Health brings the necessary data and technology to this equation, and Orange Health brings the hands-on, service component.”
The partnership will bring the combined solution to more than 2,000 practices around the country.
“We are excited to partner with Hello Health, not only because of the state-of-the art-tools it brings to our physicians but also because of the company’s philosophy about interoperability,” said Nicole Bradberry, president and chief operating officer of Orange Health Solutions. “Hello Health is willing to freely share data amongst all caregivers in the continuum, regardless of the EHR solution the provider is using. Not all EHR vendors are willing to do this.”
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Converts Seven Systems to Hyland Software’s OnBase
To support the high level of care that Cheyenne Regional Medical Center promises patients, it needed a more efficient way to access critical information from seven disparate IT systems. The 220-bed hospital located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, needed a standardized way to manage more than 10.5 million documents into a single, integrated platform. Using the OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) solution, staff members consolidated all patient information into a single system and integrated it with its Epic EMR, supporting clinicians’ decision making and saving clinical time and IT resources.
Cheyenne’s multi-system conversion was aggressive but Hyland’s in-house conversion services team helped the healthcare provider achieve its goal. Within seven months, Cheyenne converted all patient information and data from seven legacy systems, including McKesson Horizon Patient Folder, NextGEN, e-MDs DocMan, LeonardoMD and the GE Centricity EMR.
“We evaluated our prior content management systems and determined that by replacing them with OnBase, we could leverage best-in-class ECM functionality at a lower total cost of ownership,” said Dr. Ashutosh Goel, Cheyenne’s vice president and chief medical information officer. “Hyland helped us successfully migrate our content and connect it with our Epic EMR for a complete patient record that allows us to operate much more efficiently.”
“Our conversion experts worked with Cheyenne to consolidate redundant information from multiple systems which greatly reduces the amount of IT resources required for system maintenance,” said Susan deCathelineau, vice president of healthcare sales and services at Hyland Software. “The success of the project was tremendous given the short timeline for completion. Cheyenne can now more effectively manage patient information throughout the enterprise to provide exceptional patient care.”