Collaboration Designed to Support Healthcare Organizations Striving to Achieve Coordinated Care
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Access Solutions, offering a Web-based multidisciplinary care coordination platform, today announced a partnership with the California Association of Physicians Group (CAPG). CAPG, representing more than 150 physician groups that provide care to nearly 15 million patients throughout the state, has endorsed the Health Access Solutions multidisciplinary care coordination platform—which combines the case and utilization management components of Access Express™ with the clinical functionality of Excelicare™—as an effective solution to facilitate accountable care.
Recent healthcare reform legislation, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), highlights the importance of and critical need for a patient-centric, multidisciplinary delivery system to coordinate care while balancing quality, utilization of services and cost. Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models are outlined within PPACA as effective methods to achieve this degree of collaboration, as is the need to develop effective health information technologies to support these forward-looking strategies.
CAPG, as co-producer of the National ACO Congress being held Oct. 25-27 in Los Angeles, is committed to elevating healthcare in California—and the United States—with the ACO-style care environment.“Certainly, there is no ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to structuring an ACO,” says Don Crane, president and CEO of CAPG. “But the goal of the Health Access Solutions and CAPG partnership is to support healthcare organizations as they strive to achieve genuinely coordinated care.”
Crane will officially announce the partnership between CAPG and Health Access Solutions today at a dinner for Health Access Solutions’ clients—all of whom are longtime CAPG members—and other leading healthcare executives attending the National ACO Congress.
The breadth of functionality available through Health Access Solutions is vital for care coordination, Crane adds. “Electronic health records and health information exchanges have brought us part of the way, but multidisciplinary, collaborative technology is needed to meet the demands of new delivery models born from healthcare reform legislation. The Health Access Solutions patient-centric platform comprehensively addresses the needs of the provider, payer and, most importantly, the patient. It is designed to facilitate clinical integration and ensure the patient is at the center of all care.”
“We are delighted to be collaborating with CAPG,” says Randall Frakes, CEO of Health Access Solutions. “CAPG is widely recognized as a visionary organization committed to improving healthcare in this country.”
He adds that he believes the Health Access Solutions care coordination platform can be a “game-changer” for CAPG members. “It has been designed specifically to help providers monitor, treat, track and report on every patient at every point of service in the acute, ambulatory or home setting. The volume of information that will be available along the care continuum can only help improve both care and efficiency.”
The proven capabilities of Access Express and Excelicare collectively serve organizations across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.K., accounting for more than 31,000 healthcare providers and more than eight million patients and health plan members.
ABOUT HEALTH ACCESS SOLUTIONS
Founded in 2000, Health Access Solutions delivers a patient-centric care coordination platform that enables physicians, hospitals, payers and patients to collaborate across the care continuum. Access Express™ and Excelicare™ together provide clinical and care management solutions to organizations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.K., accounting for more than 31,000 healthcare providers as well as eight million patients and health plan members. The company’s integrated care coordination platform was designed from its inception to support patient-centric care collaboration models such as the medical home and Accountable Care Organization. Marketed under the Access Express Care Management and Excelicare Clinical Management brands, the transformative Web-based platform enhances clinical decision making through evidence-based clinical decision support and treatment reminders; gaps-in-care alerts; medication and care plan adherence notifications; and real-time quality dashboards, analytics and reporting for individual and patient populations. In addition, it enables secure patient access to summaries of current medical record information, while offering patients the ability to easily communicate online with care providers and office staff for appointment and refill requests or other secure communications. For more information, visit www.HealthAccessSolutions.com.
The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) represents groups that employ or contract with nearly 60,000 California doctors and provide care to 15 million Californians. CAPG is committed to improving health care for Californians and supports a progressive and organized system of health care delivery, which focuses on coordinated treatment plans and comprehensive coverage, including the most current preventive services and exams. This allows physicians to focus on illness prevention and proactive management of patients in order to maintain their optimum level of health. www.capg.org.
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