Organization Serving 437,000 Patients is Utilizing eClinicalWorks for Population Health and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program
WESTBOROUGH, MASS. — eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Advocate Community Providers (ACP) f/k/a AW Medical Office in the City of New York has selected eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record® (CCMR) for population health management and the eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX®) interoperability platform. These technologies will assist ACP in addressing the objectives of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program for its 437,000 patients, along with achieving measurable, incremental clinical outcome results demonstrating the initiatives’ impact on improving healthcare delivery in the state.
According to the New York State Department of Health, the DSRIP Program will restructure the healthcare delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25% during the next five years. Up to $6.42 billion dollars are allocated to this program with payouts based on achieving predefined results in system transformation, clinical management and population health. A similar program is in place for several states, including New Jersey.
“ACP is consisted of many IPAs and ACOs from the Latino and Asian American communities. It serves its diverse community with high-quality medical care and promotes wellness for its patients,” said Dr. Hal Sadowy, Chief Operating Officer of ACP. “We searched for a partner with strong interoperability capabilities and a comprehensive population health platform with risk stratification and predictive modeling. eClinicalWorks provides these technologies while helping us navigate towards our DSRIP performance goals, including reducing hospitalizations and hospital readmissions. The eClinicalWorks solution will also aid us in integrating primary care with behavioral health and improving disease management, all contributing to a positive impact on care.”
eClinicalWorks CCMR will provide ACP 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. An EHR vendor-neutral, open network securely connects ambulatory EHRs with hospital in-patient systems and payer claim feeds, including Medicaid, to provide cost and utilization for services delivered to patients. The eEHX health information exchange will connect a variety of systems, creating a community record that will provide physicians with access to patients’ vital health information and allow physicians to exchange data more effectively.
One requirement of New York’s DSRIP Program is that organizations are to be recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). eClinicalWorks solutions are NCQA pre-validated and provide organizations with 16.25 auto-credit points towards their PCMH recognition. As a result of investments by the company in PCMH, 70 percent of Medical Homes using eClinicalWorks have achieved Level 3 recognition, the highest level possible.
“DSRIP is an innovative program for reducing unnecessary hospital visits along with improving patient outcomes,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Our CCMR population health platform and health information exchange will deliver a longitudal view of ACP patients with powerful analytics that are actionable at the point of care. These technologies along with our strong track record with Patient-Centered Medical Homes will benefit organizations in pursuing the DSRIP program along with several other quality initiatives. We look forward to working with ACP.”
Included in CCMR, eClinicalWorks Population Health Management Analytics uses closed-loop analytics to deliver reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage population health, along with risk stratification and predictive modeling. 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 ADVOCATE COMMUNITY PROVIDERS (ACP)
Advocate Community Providers (ACP), a not-for-profit organization, is the only physician-led DSRIP Performing Provider System in the State of New York. ACP is formed by 11 IPAs, 3 MSSP ACOs, and partnering with North Shore LIJ. Together, ACP providers and partners serve over 1 million patients in Commercial and Government (Medicare & Medicaid) lines of business.
eClinicalWorks® 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. Eleven eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past seven 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.