CHICAGO and BOSTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) and Humedica today announced their collaboration on a next-generation cloud-based clinical informatics platform that will help physicians and hospitals succeed in the coming era of value-based reimbursement.
The companies also announced that Allscripts has made a strategic investment in Humedica to enhance its existing portfolio of analytics solutions and address a fundamental shift in the way healthcare providers are paid. As the US healthcare system transitions from a pay-for-service model to pay-for-value through new arrangements including bundled payments and the Accountable Care Organization (ACO), healthcare organizations will require advanced analytics solutions to track, analyze and report on quality and cost across every care setting.
Allscripts joined existing Humedica investors Bain Capital Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners and Leerink Swann.
The two companies will collaborate to bring to market Allscripts Clinical Analytics Powered by Humedica(TM), an easily deployed and managed solution, integrated with Allscripts acute care and ambulatory Electronic Health Records, that will help provider organizations conduct robust operational and outcomes benchmarking and comparative analyses. The solution will enable organizations to manage quality and risk to drive improved outcomes in a complex environment – across all settings of care and even when they are using disparate clinical systems.
Humedica has been providing comprehensive clinical analytics to leading medical groups across the country through its long-term partnership with the American Medical Group Association and its medical informatics subsidiary, Anceta. By adding a partnership with Allscripts, Humedica will both expand the reach of its clinical analytics platform and enable provider organizations, including AMGA members, to benefit from the combination of the two organizations’ product offerings, analytics, and technology.
The Allscripts-Humedica collaboration will empower physician practices, hospitals, health systems, ACOs, and post-acute providers to:
- Gain insight into their clinical and operational performance
- Assess and identify their best clinical practices
- Identify the levers for clinical improvement
- Manage individual variations in clinical performance
- Improve compliance with care guidelines
- Perform predictive modeling to track high-cost and high-risk patient care in real-time, thereby reducing preventable complications and improving performance
- Prove the value of care delivered to payers through access to configurable performance benchmarks
“Having worked closely with both Allscripts and Humedica, we are excited that the two organizations are partnering,” said C. Edward Brown, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of The Iowa Clinic, the largest physician-owned multispecialty group in Central Iowa. “We have been extremely satisfied with both the Allscripts Electronic Health Record and the Humedica MinedShare® solution.”
“To succeed in the era of payment reform, healthcare organizations need visibility into quality and cost across every care setting with the ability to track the performance of each provider, organization and at-risk patient in the care process,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Our partnership with and strategic investment in Humedica augments our successful reporting and analytics solutions, with a cloud-based informatics engine that’s fine-tuned to meet some of the most pressing challenges of payment reform. In addition, because some of our key clients already have adopted Humedica, we’ve had the opportunity to see how powerful the solution is and how much more we could do together to advance patient care. ”
“Clinical insights gained through analyzing data in the Electronic Health Record and other applications can give healthcare organizations unprecedented visibility to the total clinical risk, true clinical performance and best practices necessary to optimize population health,” said Michael Weintraub, President and Chief Executive Officer of Humedica. “Our partnership with Allscripts ultimately will enable healthcare organizations to translate analytics into actions that help them succeed in the era of healthcare reform.”
“I have no doubt that many member organizations of the American Medical Group Association, like the Iowa Clinic, will benefit from the relationship between Humedica and Allscripts,” said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of AMGA. “Multi-specialty medical groups need sophisticated informatics, including in-depth clinical analytics, to assume a leading role in transforming healthcare, through ACOs and other value-based payment models.”
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, Computerized Physician Order Entry and other clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health(TM). To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Humedica is a next-generation clinical informatics company that provides novel software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business intelligence solutions to the health care industry. Through cutting-edge analytics, Humedica connects patient information across varied medical settings and time periods to generate a truly longitudinal and comprehensive view of patient care. Humedica provides our partners and customers with the informatics solutions necessary to improve, manage, and succeed in today’s dynamic health care market. Humedica is defining knowledge in health care.
ABOUT IOWA CLINIC
The Iowa Clinic, P.C. was formed in 1994. Today it is the largest physician owned multi-specialty group in Central Iowa with more than 140 physicians and healthcare providers practicing in 37 specialties. The Iowa Clinic partners with local Medical Centers and Hospitals to provide leading edge healthcare for the patients of Central Iowa. The Iowa Clinic serves a population area of 1.1 million, averaging 400,000 patient visits each year.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN MEDICAL GROUP ASSOCIATION
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) represents medical groups, including some of the nation’s largest, most prestigious medical practices, independent practice associations, and integrated health care delivery systems. AMGA improves health care for patients by supporting multispecialty medical groups and other organized systems of care. Approximately 113,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations and these members deliver health care to approximately 110 million patients in 49 states. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for medical groups, providing a package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs and publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance.
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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.