Rapid implementation of comprehensive clinical informatics solution positions Pioneer ACO to advance population health agenda
BOSTON & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Brown & Toland Physicians, one of the nation’s Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and a member of the American Medical Group Association’s Anceta collaborative, took another important step in solidifying its coordinated care model with the successful launch of the Humedica MinedShare analytics platform. The analytics platform aggregates and analyzes vast amounts of clinical data from the electronic medical record and incorporates claims data, enabling Brown & Toland’s 1,500 physicians to better coordinate care and drive improvement in patient outcomes.
In the Pioneer ACO program, designed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), organizations are charged with the task of improving care for patients while reducing costs. The model relies on providers being able to closely monitor and manage care by focusing on patient outcomes. A total of 32 healthcare organizations across the country are participating in the Pioneer ACO program.
In addition to the Pioneer ACO, Brown & Toland also is participating in an ACO with Blue Shield for commercial City and County of San Francisco employees and retirees and with Cigna in a collaborative accountable care initiative for PPO patients.
“We are thrilled to have had such a successful launch. The Humedica team delivered on all fronts and it was no easy feat given our very aggressive timeline and the complexity of our data. Our organization is now armed with a powerful solution that will allow us to monitor patient treatments, measure outcomes and evaluate resource allocation – all key components of our ACO initiative,” said Mark Ficker, Chief Operating Officer, Brown & Toland Physicians.
Mary Lantin, Humedica’s Vice President of Client Services, added, “As a leader in the ACO space, Brown & Toland readily recognized the need for a clinical intelligence solution that can transform data into real world insights. We are very happy with the success of the launch and look forward to continuing to partner with Brown & Toland on this very important and closely watched national health care initiative.”
Humedica is a next-generation clinical analytics company that provides novel software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business intelligence solutions to the health care industry. Through cutting- edge analytics, Humedica transforms disparate clinical data into actionable, real-world insights. With the largest and most complete clinical database, Humedica powers its partners and customers to make confident decisions about patient care in a rapidly changing health care market. Humedica solutions move beyond claims data to offer a more complete, longitudinal view of the patient population and drive confident value-based health care. Humedica is defining knowledge in health care. For more information, visit www.humedica.com. Connect with Humedica on Twitter @humedicainc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/HumedicaInc.
ABOUT BROWN AND TOLAND MEDICAL GROUP
Brown & Toland Physicians is an independent practice association (IPA) of more than 1,500 physicians serving more than 335,000 HMO and PPO patients across the San Francisco Bay Area. The group has earned numerous awards for quality and innovation over the years, and has been named a California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) “Elite” group for six consecutive years and most recently was selected as a Medicare Pioneer ACO. For more information, visit www.brownandtoland.com.