Company to Focus on Technology to Fuel New Care Delivery Models
- Will demonstrate technology for ACOs and PCMH models
- Sponsoring New Media Meet-up and Payer Breakfast
- Maintaining a wide-ranging and diverse presence at show
WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDecision, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, will showcase its innovation in technology that supports accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical home models (PCMH) with a comprehensive presence at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event will be held February 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
At HiMSS, MEDecision will illustrate that although electronic medical records are essential to PCMH and ACO models, they are insufficient at managing patient populations for quality and better outcomes. Instead, the company will emphasize proactive care and effective outreach. It will showcase how these practices depend on health information exchange and analytics capabilities, along with tools to determine health- and wellness-related gaps-in-care, chronic conditions and medication conflicts. To this end, MEDecision will demonstrate provider-focused collaborative care management tools that enable ACOs and medical homes to address these and other technology needs.
"With more than 20 years of leadership in care management and health information technology, MEDecision is looking forward to the opportunity HiMSS offers to showcase the innovations we are developing to support ACOs and medical homes," said Eric Demers, senior vice president, health and life science for MEDecision. "The success of these models will be measured by their ability to reduce costs, improve care and effectively engage patients. Our products and services are ideally designed and positioned to do this, and we look forward to trumpeting that message at the conference."
A HiMSS conference Diamond Sponsor, MEDecision will leverage the HiMSS spotlight to engage event attendees in meaningful dialogue regarding the importance of continued innovation that will fuel value-based care delivery models. Key activities include:
- Once again, MEDecision is sponsoring the HiMSS Payer Breakfast on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 a.m. This year's event will focus on ACOs, their implications for improving the cost and quality of care and the essential role that technology will play in their success.
- MEDecision will host the 2011 New Media Meet-up for industry bloggers, social media users and those generally interested in new media on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at its active booth space, #2563.
Those not able to attend HiMSS can preview MEDecision's technology for ACOs and PCMHs by attending its complimentary webinar, "Going Beyond the EHR: Supporting Care Coordination Within the Patient-Centered Medical Home," on Wednesday, February 9 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.
"All that we have planned will help us welcome and better engage our fellow HiMSS attendees," said Demers. "I believe they'll find an energetic and enthusiastic company that is uniquely positioned to offer the innovation and experience to help organizations capitalize on the many opportunities arising in healthcare."
To keep up to date on all MEDecision news, events and activities at HiMSS11, visit www.medecision.com/himss.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and other locations across the United States and the globe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 350 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.
MEDecision offers collaborative health management solutions that provide a way for payers and providers to harness the power of knowledge to enable the best clinical decisions, engage patients and improve health outcomes. Designed around a patient-aware health management philosophy, MEDecision's solutions include Alineo®, a health management platform for delivering outcome-driven case, disease, utilization and behavioral health management; InFrameTM, a set of tools that facilitate the health and performance management processes for physicians and accountable care organizations; and Nexalign®, MEDecision's health decision support service that applies analytics to information gathered from multiple sources to foster better business and clinical decisions on a patient's behalf. For more information, visit www.MEDecision.com.
MEDecision is a trademark of MEDecision, Inc. The MEDecision logo and product names are also trademarks or registered trademarks of MEDecision, Inc. Other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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