CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Several physicians practices and organizations recently selected Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX) to create or bolster their population health strategies. These providers want to provide better ongoing management of patients with chronic diseases and form accountable care organizations (ACOs) to facilitate value-based care and reimbursement models.
Helping Patients with Chronic Conditions
For individuals who suffer from two or more chronic diseases, proactive care coordination can improve patient outcomes. The Allscripts Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program features services to assist care providers in reducing the complexity of caring for chronic patients, including creation of a care plan, medication reconciliation, scheduling of preventive care services and patient outreach.
Heart and Vascular Center of Lake County, in Gurnee, Ill., selected Allscripts to start an independently managed CCM program that enables the practice to proactively set a long-term strategy for patient engagement and overall health improvements. Joliet Doctors, in Joliet Ill., will use Allscripts CCM Program to improve overall care for patients who use temporary nursing home care without adding to the workload of their staff.
Other practices that have selected the Allscripts CCM Program include Santa Ynez Valley Medical Associates, in Solvang, Ca. and Frischer Medical Group, in Downey, Ca.
Shifting to Value-based Care with ACOs
The formation of ACOs enables healthcare practices to participate in value-based care and reimbursement models. Allscripts leverages the Value-based Care Services to assist physician organizations with the full lifecycle of an ACO, including the application process, formation of the ACO and ongoing management and analysis.
The Southern New Hampshire Primary Care IPA, in Londonberry, NH, worked with the Allscripts Value-based Care team to navigate the complex process of applying for an ACO. The IPA is also using Allscripts analytics services to drive better outcomes and reduce costs which can improve the health of their patient population.
"Allscripts works closely with healthcare governing bodies and providers to deliver solutions that address the industry's changing patient care and payment models," said Steve Lalonde, senior vice president and general manager, Professional Physicians Business, Allscripts. "We enable our clients to stay focused on improving patient care and participate in new reimbursement models by combining health information technology services and expert advisory services and analytics."
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