Healthcare Data Services (HDS) Contracts With South Shore Physician Hospital Organization (SSPHO)

BOSTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Data Services (HDS) is pleased to announce a three year contract with South Shore Physician Hospital Organization (SSPHO) to provide data management services, including customized analytical, reporting, and quality care management capabilities using its proprietary HDS Analyst™ tool and HDS Quality Manager™ registry module.

HDS tools provide a flexible solution for global payment management and pay for performance (P4P) monitoring. Using a centralized data warehouse, HDS Analyst™ will assist SSPHO with streamlining data extrapolation from multiple sources and will provide targeted answers to inform a range of member and financial decisions. HDS Quality Manager™ was a major factor in SSPHO's decision to contract with HDS. A NCQA-certified module, this solution will monitor SSPHO's compliance with national quality measures and promote improved workflow distribution capabilities.

"SSPHO's data has been handled internally since inception, and our organization's continued growth has heightened our need to further personalize the management of our members' care," explains Chris Gage, Vice President of SSPHO. "We selected HDS as our data management vendor to leverage its highly adaptable, member-centric solutions that will improve SSPHO's delivery of quality care, reduce financial risks, and increase operational efficiencies."

"We look forward to assisting SSPHO with advancing its understanding, control, and utilization of its organizational and member data through the customized implementation of HDS Analyst™ and HDS Quality Manager™," says Bridget Buckley, Principal of HDS. "These solutions will efficiently enhance the ability of SSPHO to provide timely, personalized, and cost-effective health care to its members."

In addition to SSPHO, HDS' client roster includes Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Steward Health Care Network, and New England Quality Care Alliance, including Tufts Medical Center Physician Organization. For additional information about HDS, call 617.597.0111 or visit www.hdsweb.com.

About SSPHO

The South Shore Physician Hospital Organization (SSPHO) was formed in Massachusetts in 1994 by physicians and the South Shore Hospital. With a focus on preserving and protecting the value and quality of health care, the SSPHO offers a comprehensive program of inpatient, outpatient, and physician services. Its doctors represent 30 different medical specialties and South Shore Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive facility on Massachusetts' South Shore. To learn more, contact SSPHO at 781.624.8391 or visit www.sspho.org.

About HDS

Founded in 2004 in Boston, MA, Healthcare Data Services (HDS) provides a highly customizable approach to integrated healthcare data analysis. HDS's approach presents information that allows payers, providers, and employers to make accurate, proactive, and knowledge-based decisions in a timely manner.

HDS Analyst™ enables consolidation of critical data, on-demand reporting, and high-level analytic solutions for clients, while HDS Expert™ guarantees platinum level service enhancements, customization capabilities, and superior technical support for every user. Together, HDS Analyst™ and HDS Expert™ are leveraged to reduce financial risk, cut costs by monitoring efficiencies, and provide the tools to improve patient care.  

For more information, call 617.597.0111 or visit www.hdsweb.com.

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