Tenn. HIE will use Humedica to analyze data from disparate EHRs

Holston Medical Group (HMG), a 150-provider practice in eastern Tennessee, has selected Humedica MinedShare, a business intelligence solution, to help it improve processes of care both in its own group and in a local independent practice association (IPA) that includes about 1,300 physicians.

The IPA has formed a health information exchange (HIE) called One Partner, and Humedica will mine the HIE's data warehouse containing data from multiple EHRs for analytic purposes, said Bernard Fowler, M.D., president and CEO of HMG, in an interview with FierceHealthIT

HMG, a member of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), and One Partner will also participate in AMGA's Anceta collaborative, which shares best practices gleaned from mining the clinical data supplied by member organizations. Humedica analyzes the data in the Anceta data warehouse.

A similar approach is being taken by the Brown & Toland IPA in San Francisco. Like One Partner, Brown & Toland is using Humedica for analytics and has joined the Anceta collaborative, the association announced

The Humedica platform integrates clinical, claims, financial and other data to generate a longitudinal view of Anceta members' patient populations. Additionally, Humedica applies its analytics program to define patient cohorts, treatment pathways, outcomes and associated costs. Recently, the company developed a model for predicting which patients are likely to have congestive heart failure.

Providers are becoming increasingly interested in clinical analytics as they move into population health management. Humedica's competitors include Archimedes, which created the IndiGO program to predict the risk of patients having heart attacks or strokes, InformationWeek reports.

And GE's Qualibria clinical knowledge platform analyzes EHR data to compare what providers are doing with best practices for care delivery.

To learn more:
- read the announcement from HMG and Humedica
- read the Brown & Toland announcement
- see more about the Anceta-Humedica partnership
- read the Archimedes article
- check out a piece about Qualibria

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