Large Multispecialty Group in Illinois is Also Using Phytel to Develop Patient-Centered Medical Homes
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 300-doctor DuPage Medical Group, one of the largest physician-owned multispecialty groups in the Midwest, announced today that it has selected Phytel, the leader in physician-led health improvement, to improve its population health management and the outcomes of its patients with chronic illnesses. Based in DuPage County, Ill., DuPage is also using Phytel to help build patient-centered medical homes as part of a project sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
A three-month pilot that DuPage conducted recently with Phytel yielded strongly positive results, prompting many patients to make appointments for needed preventive or chronic care. DuPage is now rolling out Phytel to 130 primary care physicians and plans to continue the implementation with select specialty physicians at a later date.
“In the future, healthcare organizations will have to manage the health of their communities. Phytel will improve our ability to do that, because they’re the experts in the field,” said Mary Goldsher, chief operating officer, primary care, for DuPage Medical Group. “Instead of waiting for patients with chronic conditions to visit our primary care sites, we can use Phytel to reach out and get the patients engaged in their own healthcare. This is also a key part of the patient-centered medical home that we see as critical to improved care coordination.”
“We are committed to helping DuPage Medical Group be successful in achieving their goals through our unique combination of population health management solutions,” said Steve Schelhammer, CEO of Phytel. “Our ability to assist providers with engaging patients who have fallen out of compliance has been shown to increase the quality of care while improving health outcomes.”
About DuPage Medical Group
The DuPage Medical Group, based in DuPage County, Ill., is one of the largest and most successful physician-owned multispecialty groups in the Midwest. Comprised of more than 300 physicians in nearly every medical and surgical specialty, DuPage provides a comprehensive array of health services to 25 percent of the one million residents in DuPage County. The group has more than 40 sites in DuPage and two neighboring counties. Among the healthcare facilities at which DuPage physicians practice are Central DuPage Hospital, Edward Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, and Delnor Community Hospital.
The premier company empowering physician-led population health improvement, Phytel provides physicians with proven technology to deliver timely, coordinated care to their patients. Phytel’s state-of-the-art registry, which now encompasses 20 million patients nationwide, uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to identify and notify patients due for service, while tracking compliance and measuring quality and financial results. For more information, please visit www.phytel.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.
Davida Dinerman or Pauline Louie
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