EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Partners In Care, Corp. ("PIC"), a physician organization providing accountable care for over 15 years, and Singletrack Analytics, a health care informatics resource, jointly announced today that Singletrack will be providing PIC with analytical and data aggregation support under a long-term agreement.
Partners In Care is bolstering its well-known analytical capabilities to allow rapid and sustained growth in care coordination services. "With the number of Plans and employers we're adding, we needed to link up with a reliable expert to add depth to our team," said Kevin O'Brien, President and CEO, Partners In Care. "The physicians need actionable data in order to make better decisions. More populations being managed means more data coming in, and handling that data correctly is crucial to patient care."
Jon Pearce, Founding Principal of Singletrack Analytics, is enthusiastic about working with Partners In Care. "PIC is one of the few healthcare organizations that really understands the concept of being 'data driven,'" says Pearce. "Informatics is embedded into their culture from the CEO throughout the organization. They have a proven model for using analytics to improve healthcare quality and reduce cost, and there is a great opportunity for synergy between the two companies to develop tools and techniques to improve care and cost-effectiveness. As PIC rolls out its model to Accountable Care Organizations and Self-funded employers, Singletrack Analytics looks forward to providing the design and implementation support to assist those organizations."
"Ten years ago, during the initial development of our informatics infrastructure, Jon literally taught us much of what we know about advanced business intelligence and other related healthcare analytical capabilities," added O'Brien. "His expertise will be pivotal during this strong growth phase - in assuring that our computer systems are identifying the patients we need to be addressing, that we're properly following through with the prescribed care, and that we are achieving the expected level of results."
About Partners In Care, Corp. (http://www.piccorp.com)
Partners In Care, Corp. (PIC) is a privately held, physician-owned, for-profit provider of healthcare and management services. Our services are designed to improve quality and reduce the total overall cost of care for purchasers, plan sponsors, ACOs, and health plans. We accomplish this through the objective, transparent, and quantified improvement in generally accepted quality metrics and delivery system restructuring. PIC promotes a strong, local community orientation by aligning local physicians and local self-funded plan sponsor needs into local value propositions.
About Singletrack Analytics, LLC (http://www.singletrackanalytics.com)
Singletrack Analytics was founded by Jonathan Pearce, a healthcare financial and data consultant with more than 35 years of experience with healthcare providers and payers' financial issues. Singletrack provides data analytics services to small and mid-sized healthcare organizations that don't have the robust computer infrastructure and technical and healthcare-related skills to manage their complex data-related needs.
Bruce C. Dees, Partners In Care
Jon Pearce, Singletrack Analytics
SOURCE Partners In Care, Corp.; Singletrack Analytics, LLC