Emdeon Announces Expanded Clinical Information Exchange Capabilities and Industry Expert Educational Presentations During HIMSS

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: EM) today announced the expansion of its technology solutions to power the exchange of clinical information for healthcare stakeholders industry wide. The clinical information exchange services leverage Emdeon's network to deliver real-time patient information at the point of care when it is needed most. The expanded services will provide patient information to authorized healthcare providers to help improve outcomes by identifying gaps in care and creating medical utilization alerts and will assemble a virtual view of patient information.

For more than 25 years, Emdeon has provided a comprehensive suite of both clinical and administrative healthcare solutions. Today, hospitals, physicians, labs, pharmacies and other stakeholders use Emdeon's network to securely exchange health information over 5.8 billion times annually. Emdeon's solutions pair clinical transactions such as electronic prescribing and laboratory orders and results with administrative information such as patient eligibility and benefits to help its customers reduce the cost of care.

The Emdeon clinical information exchange services, which include Emdeon ClinicianTM, Emdeon eRx Network® and Emdeon Interactive Care Management, will be demonstrated during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) national conference in Orlando, February 21-23, 2011. Emdeon will also present short, impactful educational sessions featuring Emdeon and industry partner subject matter experts on clinical information exchange, Meaningful Use, patient-centric healthcare and accountable care organizations (ACO). All educational presentations will take place at booth number 2201 in Emdeon's in-booth theater. For more information about these events or Emdeon clinical exchange services, please visit www.emdeon.com/HIMSS11.

Emdeon In-booth Speaking Events

A Meaningful Alliance So You Can Meet Meaningful Use

Monday 2:00pm - 2:30pm/Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST

  • Ben Jorgensen, IT Director, LabCorp
  • Miriam Paramore, Senior Vice President Clinical and Government Services, Emdeon 

What happens when two leading healthcare companies team up to help smaller physician practices meet Meaningful Use? The small practice physician marketplace is being offered a tremendous opportunity to qualify for federal HITECH stimulus dollars without unnecessary disruption and expense. Laboratory Corporation of America and Emdeon are ushering in a fresh approach to corporate alliances in 2011, with the goal of helping physicians achieve Meaningful Use quickly and efficiently. Listen in as Ben Jorgensen and Miriam Paramore discuss the strategic elements behind this unique affiliation and how LabCorp believes it will make a real impact with their provider customers.

Powering Patient-Centric Care. Today.

Tuesday 11:00am - 11:30am EST

  • Sean Cassidy, Director of Information Management, IBM Healthcare
  • Rick Sage, Vice President of Clinical Services, Emdeon 

IBM and Emdeon have entered into a licensing agreement for IBM Initiate Patient that will allow Emdeon the ability to assemble a virtual view of patient data for use by healthcare providers. This virtual patient view will be populated with data from Emdeon's clinical information network that today processes over 150 million clinical and ePrescribing information exchanges per year. Attend this session and learn how authorized healthcare providers will be able to retrieve a patient's medical history or other clinical information through a single query of Emdeon's vast data resources.

AAFP Physician Analytics/Metrics Program

Monday 4:00pm - 4:30pm/Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

  • Dr. Steven Waldren, Director, Center for Health IT, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • David Kibbe, MD MBA, Senior Adviser American Academy of Family Physicians and Chair, ASTM International E31 Technical Committee on Healthcare Informatics 

Dr. Steven Waldren and David C. Kibbe will discuss the new program between the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Emdeon regarding a new physician analytics and metrics project that is expected to launch in February.

The AAFP Physician Metrics and Analytics pilot is designed to be the first such program developed to drive quality improvement while yielding practical insights to AAFP members through an aggregated clinical data repository (CDR). The CDR will be populated with Emdeon medical, pharmacy and lab data from participating providers, and Emdeon analytics tools will deliver practice-specific and comparative benchmarking on a variety of quality and cost measures. The program will allow AAFP to continue its leadership around proof-of-value, patient centered medical home, pay-for-performance and other quality improvement initiatives that are data dependent.

From IPA to ACO: How Medical Professional Services, Inc. (MPS) is using Emdeon's Health IT Solutions to Become a Clinically Integrated Group.

Monday 1:00pm - 1:30pm/Tuesday 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST

  • Doug Arnold, Executive Director, Medical Professional Services, Inc.
  • Gene Boerger, Vice President of Provider Product Management, Emdeon
  • David Kibbe, Senior Adviser, American Academy of Family Physicians 

As healthcare reform begins to take hold in the market, Independent Physician Associations (IPA) have an opportunity to grow into the ACO model. Learn how one such IPA (MPS) is working with Emdeon to create the informatics infrastructure necessary to declare itself a clinically integrated group... one of the key steps on the road to being a full-blown ACO. By combining MPS medical and pharmacy claims data in near real-time, Emdeon will be able to provide MPS a foundation for population health reporting, disease registries and other tools that drive clinical quality improvement. From there, MPS physicians will be able to drill down to the individual patient level, and improve health outcomes one patient at a time.

About Emdeon

Emdeon is a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management solutions, connecting payers, providers and patients in the U.S. healthcare system. Emdeon's product and service offerings integrate and automate key business and administrative functions of its payer and provider customers throughout the patient encounter. Through the use of Emdeon's comprehensive suite of products and services, which are designed to easily integrate with existing technology infrastructures, customers are able to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more efficiently manage the complex revenue and payment cycle process. For more information, visit www.emdeon.com.

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