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Sep. 10: Healthcare analytics and BI vendor news and updates

Author | Date September 10, 2013

MethodCare’s new Self-Pay Analytics Solutions allows hospital to utilize their own patient data to improve collections: MethodCare, Inc. launches today its Self-Pay Analytics Solution that utilizes a hospital’s own big data asset to predict patients’ propensity to pay with up to 89 percent accuracy, resulting in a greater yield on collections and improved resource prioritization. Presbyterian Healthcare Services expanded its long-term relationship with MethodCare with the implementation of the new Self-Pay Solution. Based on proven predictive analytics and methodology, MethodCare’s Self-Pay Analytics Solution is a more efficient and effective approach to self-pay collections as compared to conventional processes. The solution allows hospitals to be more strategic in their use of third-party data and collection agencies. “With MethodCare’s Self-Pay Analytics Solution we can leverage our own patient data for analysis, which allows us to more strategically align resources and focus on the right accounts at the right time,” said Dave Hennigan, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “We can continue to improve our patient experience and proactively assist in identifying alternative payment options for those in need.” “Our goal is to equip hospitals like Presbyterian with the analytics and smart workflow so they can optimize internal resources, limit unnecessary expenses, and drive greater financial and operational performance,” said Jeff Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer, MethodCare. “By adopting the right technology to improve existing processes, Presbyterian is poised to meet growing economic and regulatory demands.”

Prime Healthcare Services selects Infor Healthcare to better align people and processes: Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Prime Healthcare Services, a progressive, innovative and rapidly expanding hospital management company headquartered in Ontario, Calif., will implement a suite of Infor applications tailored specifically for healthcare organizations to automate functions across its growing network. Applications specialized for Healthcare, including Financials, Supply Chain Management, Human Capital Management, Lawson Clinical Bridge, and Analytics will help Prime Healthcare Services standardize processes in order to use resources and staff time more efficiently. These applications work together to address critical business processes for challenging integration demands. Infor solutions enable healthcare organizations to connect strategy with operational execution, manage trends and performance, optimize and align resources, connect disparate technologies, and deliver actionable insight and intelligence.

UHS-Pruitt Corporation selects Caradigm Solutions to support care quality and patient safety: In support of its commitment to quality and patient safety, UHS-Pruitt Corporation, a leader in the delivery of post-acute care services, will implement healthcare analytics and population health solutions from Caradigm. Recently, UHS-Pruitt Corporation Chairman & CEO, Neil L. Pruitt, Jr. announced that, after 44 successful years, the organization will change its name to PruittHealth in 2014, and modify its branding to achieve a more unified image for its vast array of services. Technology solutions, such as those from Caradigm, are part of UHS-Pruitt’s strategic plan to maintain high quality care through a convenient, consistent and compliant experience for its patients, customers and staff members. HS-Pruitt will deploy the Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP) to unify clinical, operational, and financial data stored in diverse systems and make it available in near-real time within workflows. The ability to rapidly access consolidated data will provide greater insight into patients and populations, enable clinical and operational surveillance, and improve communication among extended care team members and families. Once consolidated in a central location, the data can serve as the foundation for building additional tools and applications designed to improve patient care and organizational performance. “Innovative software is critical to our efforts to continuously improve and advance the quality of care that defines UHS-Pruitt,” said Neil Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of UHS-Pruitt Corporation. “Caradigm solutions will allow us to use the data stored throughout our organization to better manage care according to patient need. The software also will help us establish and maintain best practices in clinical care and operations across our business units.” UHS-Pruitt will use the Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP) to give care teams a centralized, longitudinal patient record, helping them to more easily coordinate care as patients transition to new healthcare settings, monitor patient progress continuously, and share reports with families. The longitudinal patient record also will allow administrators and unit directors to identify and analyze trends across patient populations to help manage risk and improve care processes.

Michigan Trauma Quality Improvement Program selects ArborMetrix’s clinical analytics platform: ArborMetrix, Inc., the leading provider of real-time clinical healthcare analytics, announced today that the Michigan Trauma Quality Improvement Program (MTQIP) has chosen its fully integrated, cloud-based registry and analytics platform to drive meaningful analysis and decision support. MTQIP, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI), is using ArborMetrix’s platform to integrate clinical and administrative data collected from participating hospitals to measure outcome variations that will be reported through web-based dashboards. ArborMetrix is also integrating MTQIP’s historic registry data into the new measurement and reporting platform. MTQIP is a voluntary collaboration funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network of Michigan. The University of Michigan serves as the coordinating center for MTQIP, which has a registry that contains data on more than 50,000 patients from 23 adult Level 1 and 2 trauma centers in Michigan. “Our goal in partnering with ArborMetrix is to create excitement across our member hospitals and health systems about the quality improvements they could achieve more quickly and effectively through the use of analytics,” said Mark R. Hemmila, M.D., MTQIP program director and associate professor of surgery at the University of Michigan’s Division of Acute Care Surgery. “ArborMetrix provides real-time, risk- and reliability-adjusted performance measures that enable users to quickly drill down into their data and correlate care processes with outcomes. These critical insights will enable our MTQIP members to measure and improve the quality of care administered to trauma patients throughout Michigan.”

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