eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Southern California’s Antelope Valley ACO has selected eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record® (CCMR) for population health management to advance its Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-related objectives.
“Antelope Valley ACO works to enhance the well-being of the community by providing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare services, including prevention and education,” said Dr. Satya Dandamudi, Chairman of Governing council of Antelope Valley ACO. “As a primary care-centric ACO connecting independent practices, we selected eClinicalWorks because it is one of the most comprehensive population health management solutions available and it has the flexibility to continue to meet our goals as we grow. eClinicalWorks will enable us to gain a holistic view of our patients’ records and deliver better care at an affordable cost.”
The ACO care delivery model coordinates care between patients and members of the healthcare team with the goal of helping strengthen the physician-patient relationship. Antelope Valley ACO has been working with NeXT Health Care Solutions to form this organization of independent practices with the goals of improving patient satisfaction and reducing unnecessary costs. eClinicalWorks CCMR will aid Antelope Valley ACO in meeting its quality measures and performance metrics.
“NeXT Health Care Solutions works with organizations looking to create ACOs and aids them in delivering the triple aim of better care, better health at an affordable cost,” said Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, founder and CEO of NeXT Health Care Solutions. “We have worked with eClinicalWorks on ACO projects in the past and found its population health management solution to be one of the best in the market today and an ideal fit for organizations similar to Antelope Valley ACO. We are excited to continue this initiative with Antelope Valley ACO and eClinicalWorks.”
“Antelope Valley ACO is making significant strides in pursuing better care delivery,” explained Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “The eClinicalWorks CCMR platform includes all the major areas needed from a technology partner to successfully implement a population health management initiative, including powerful analytics and a vision into patient populations that is actionable at the point of care. We look forward to working with Antelope Valley ACO.”
eClinicalWorks CCMR will be providing Antelope Valley ACO with visibility into a patient’s care across all settings, facilitate smooth transitions of care, engage patients and providers in preventative care, improve outcomes among populations and reduce costs. A vendor-neutral, open network securely connects ambulatory EHRs with hospital in-patient systems and payer claim feeds, including CMS, to provide cost and utilization for services delivered to patients.
Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Population Health Management Analytics uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage population health. Dashboards can be shown at the community level to determine and monitor adherence of clinical process and outcomes, including medication recalls and chronic disease management. Care coordination and analytics work together for a collaborative care framework.
About Antelope Valley ACO
Antelope Valley ACO, Inc. (antelopevalleyaco.com), is one of the ACOs approved by CMS for a Shared Savings Program starting in 2014. Antelope Valley ACO’s mission is to enhance the well-being of the community by providing comprehensive, high-quality health care services including prevention and education with special emphasis on the medically underserved and low-income populations. Its goal is to significantly expand access to primary care, disease management, prevention and educational services. The ACO is a physician-led conglomerate of independent physician practices around Lancaster & Palmdale in LA County, CA and is expected to serve more than 5,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
About NeXT Health Care Solutions
NeXT Health Care Solutions, LLC (NeXTHealthCareSolutions.com) is an Accountable Care Services Company based in Tampa Bay, Florida, which provides consulting as well as Turnkey solutions in providing Feasibility, Formation, Implementation and Management of ACOs. NeXT was founded by a Physician who has successfully formulated and launched three(3) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs. NeXT can help aspiring groups of primary care physicians and practices, rural health clinics and federally qualified health clinics to become an ACO and achieve their goal of becoming risk sharing entities.
eClinicalWorks® (eclinicalworks.com) is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With physicians across all 50 states using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Ten eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past six years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia.