Health Access Solutions’ Strategic Partner AltaMed Receives Grant to Support Initiatives in Accountable Care

Los Angeles-Based Healthcare Provider Awarded $1 Million by Blue Shield of California to Accelerate Integration with Accountable Care Network Partners

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Access Solutions, offering its Web-based multidisciplinary Coordinated Care Platform™, today extended congratulations to its strategic partner, AltaMed Health Services Corporation (AltaMed), which was awarded a $1 million grant by Blue Shield of California. The nation’s largest independent Federally Qualified Community Health Center supported by an extensive Independent Practice Association (IPA), AltaMed is one of 18 California healthcare delivery networks to receive funding as part of Blue Shield’s effort to help providers participate more effectively in accountable care organizations (ACOs).

AltaMed’s portion of Blue Shield’s $20 million grant program will be used to improve clinical integration with its Regional Accountable Care Network partner hospitals, including Citrus Valley Health Partners, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, LAC + USC Healthcare Network and White Memorial Medical Center. Earlier this year, AltaMed began using Health Access Solutions’ Coordinated Care Platform to improve communication and collaboration throughout the enterprise, and to strengthen its commitment to delivering patient-centered care.

“This is a wonderful and generous program that Blue Shield of California has created,” says Martin Serota, MD, vice president and chief medical officer of AltaMed. “We are honored to be a part of the Regional Accountable Care Network and to be awarded this grant.” Serota emphasizes the importance of payer/provider collaboration in achieving genuine care coordination. “Blue Shield certainly understands the benefits offered by ACOs, and its commitment to helping providers in California along this path creates a win-win scenario for everyone involved.”

“We are proud that AltaMed has been selected by Blue Shield of California for this grant,” says Randall Frakes, CEO of Health Access Solutions. “We entered into a strategic partnership with AltaMed fully recognizing that it is a visionary organization of the highest quality. Blue Shield has underscored AltaMed’s commitment to accountable care, and we are thrilled that our Coordinated Care Platform will support the organization’s long-term goals surrounding patient-centered care.”

On November 2 at the Second National Accountable Care Organization Congress produced by California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) and Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), Serota will be joined by AltaMed’s president and CEO, Cástulo de la Rocha, JD, to deliver a presentation titled “Lessons Learned: Transformation to a Value Care Organization (VCO) While Tripling Capacity.” Health Access Solutions will also be in attendance as an exhibitor at the conference.

About Health Access Solutions

Founded in 2000, Health Access Solutions delivers a patient-centric Coordinated Care 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 Coordinated Care 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 Coordinated Care 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


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