dbMotion’s Focus on Connecting Healthcare Communities Drives Continued Growth in 2011

Platform’s workflow integration and semantic interoperability position IDNs for success;
sets stage for accountable care via secure, seamless health information exchange

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- dbMotion, an innovative provider of connected healthcare solutions, reported significant growth in 2011, with nine additional healthcare organizations selecting the company’s semantic interoperability platform to promote health information exchange across their enterprises and throughout their communities.

The dbMotion™ Solution integrates clinical information from disparate systems, organizing the data semantically and presenting it to clinicians in an actionable format within their normal workflow at the point of care. Harmonized patient data, combined with robust clinical analytics, helps providers boost the quality of disease and care management programs, as well as enhance population health strategies.

Brown & Toland, one of the largest independent physician associations (IPA) in California, selected the dbMotion platform in 2011 to deliver end-to-end data connectivity for its 1,500 physicians who serve 335,000 Bay Area patients. “We are committed to delivering value to our patients through clinical integration, innovation and technology,” says Mark Ficker, Chief Operating Officer for Brown & Toland.

Recipient of a $1.7 million grant from Blue Shield of California to drive accountable care initiatives, Brown & Toland is “excited about our HIE capabilities, which enables us to provide clinicians with the vital patient information they require, where and when it’s needed,” according to Ficker. In further testament to its commitment to connectivity, Brown & Toland Physicians has been named one of the 32 organizations included in the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization model by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Equally committed to providing leadership in creating a connected healthcare community, Health First very quickly integrated its core EHR solutions with dbMotion’s semantic interoperability platform. “dbMotion has proven to be a strong connectivity partner, helping clinicians at four hospitals transition from disparate technologies in various care environments to a cohesive healthcare community in the span of just six months,” says Christi Rushnell, Vice President of Information Technology for Health First.

“We anticipate leveraging integrated clinical and payer data in the near future to create a comprehensive view of the patient, a capability we would like to provide to other local and regional hospitals and physicians,” she adds. “This will help us achieve the overarching objectives of health reform and the emerging accountable care model.”

Some of the health organizations that selected the dbMotion platform in 2011 include:

  • Aria Health (Philadelphia, Pa.); enabling seamless data sharing among its ambulatory health record, acute health record and independent community physicians to create a regional HIE serving Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County regions.
  • Brown & Toland Physicians (San Francisco, Calif.); providing end-to-end information connectivity for 1,500 physicians serving 335,000 Bay Area patients to create an accountable care environment.
  • Citrus Valley Health Partners (San Gabriel Valley, Calif.); connecting three non-profit community hospitals, a large in-patient hospice hospital, a robust home health program and 1,000 affiliated physicians to create a “single source of truth” for medical decision making.
  • ClinicalConnect HIE (Western Pennsylvania); forming a health information exchange encompassing nine health systems to securely provide information to care providers, where they need it, when they need it and how they need it, in a consistent and reliable manner.
  • Health First (Rockledge, Fla.); coordinating care among four hospitals and the community and, ultimately, leveraging integrated clinical and payer data to achieve the objectives of reform and accountable care.
  • MidMichigan Health (Midland, Mich.); giving providers across the network—including four medical centers with 459 beds, home care, hospice, 185 licensed nursing home beds, and more than 450 employed and affiliated physicians—an enterprise view of the patient record within disparate EHRs.
  • Scripps Health (San Diego, Calif.); enabling a coordinated team approach to patient care across a $2.45 billion nonprofit integrated health system with 2,600 affiliated physicians and five acute-care hospital campuses serving half a million patients each year.
  • Seton Healthcare Family (Austin, Tex.); implementing a semantic interoperability platform to leverage existing HIT systems in facilities across 11 counties in central Texas.
  • Unity Health System (Rochester, N.Y.); connecting Unity Hospital, Unity St. Mary’s Campus and 300 community providers to support patient-centered medical home and population health initiatives.

The dbMotion platform enables these organizations to develop their own connected healthcare environments, without waiting for public regional or state exchanges—which most likely will force participants to leverage architectures and platforms endorsed by the network. While allowing them to follow their own connectivity strategy with legacy and preferred technologies, dbMotion functionality also enables users to join a public network when the time is right.

“Providers understand that connected communities are the future of healthcare,” says Peter McClennen, President of dbMotion North America. “As health systems, hospitals and physician groups roll out their core clinical technologies, they are increasingly gravitating toward interoperability solutions that assist in the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care. We look forward to partnering with even more respected provider organizations in 2012 and beyond.”

About dbMotion

dbMotion is an innovative provider of connected healthcare solutions. It develops and markets the dbMotion™ Solution, a proven SOA-based interoperability platform that enables healthcare organizations and health information exchanges (HIEs) to meaningfully integrate and leverage their information assets, driving improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. dbMotion transforms care through the creation of a virtual patient record that logically connects patient information in existing systems without requiring their replacement. By providing access to integrated patient information, the solution connects care settings, bridging gaps that often exist between inpatient/acute care and community care, and demonstrates a compelling return on investment (ROI). This robust solution is field-proven, having been implemented in some of the world’s most demanding healthcare IT environments since 2001. For more information about dbMotion, visit www.dbmotion.com or write to [email protected].


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