Via Christi Health Selects QuadraMed’s Identity Management Solutions to Enable Enterprise-Wide Coordinated Care Initiative

QuadraMed EMPI solutions improve patient safety by preventing duplicate records

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QuadraMed® Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services that improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care, today announced that Via Christi Health has purchased its (#1 in KLAS) Identity Management solutions to detect, integrate and prevent duplicate patient records.

Comprising seven hospitals with 1,100 beds and two medical groups, Via Christi Health is the largest healthcare organization in Kansas. After the recent acquisition of a large multispecialty practice, the organization decided to embark on an enterprise master person index (EMPI) cleanup to eliminate duplicate records before merging the practice’s patient records with those from its existing clinic. Via Christi Health quickly realized that extending the initiative to its hospital records would yield even greater benefits by making patient details consistent across all disparate systems enterprise wide, especially since many of its facilities operate on different electronic health records (EHR) systems.

“Our primary focus is the integration and consolidation of patient records onto a common platform, but we also realize many of our patients have records at different clinics and hospitals within our integrated delivery network that need to be merged,” explained David Hadley, senior vice president, finance and CFO for Via Christi Health. “We want to get this right so we can better support a coordinated care approach, and QuadraMed offers the technical expertise and experience required for large EMPI initiatives like ours.”

QuadraMed’s Identity Management offering ensures that one accurate, clinical record is retained per patient regardless of the data source, application or facility being visited. By eliminating fragmented and duplicate records, medical staff gets a complete view of a patient's care throughout the system, resulting in better coordination of care and improved patient safety. Via Christi Health will accomplish this by working with QuadraMed to:

  • Identify the extent of the organization’s duplicate records with EMPI Cleanup Services
  • Detect and resolve duplicate and erroneous patient records with Identity Management software
  • Provide ongoing services to prevent patient data integrity issues moving forward

“Supporting a coordinated care approach, such as the initiative Via Christi has planned, requires the exchange of accurate patient information,” said Duncan W. James, QuadraMed CEO. “Forward-thinking healthcare organizations like Via Christi Health are tackling this challenge by utilizing software and services that ensure the integrity of patient data, which is an integral first step in successfully coordinating care.”

QuadraMed’s EMPI solutions were ranked #1 in KLAS for five of the past six years. KLAS Enterprises is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. Its mission is to improve delivery by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors.

About QuadraMed Corporation

QuadraMed® is a leading provider of award-winning healthcare technologies and services that improve the safety and quality of patient care and enable financial health. Founded in 1993, QuadraMed provides proven, flexible solutions that help make our clients successful by streamlining processes, increasing productivity and driving positive clinical outcomes. Behind the Company's products and services is a staff of 600 professionals who support clients at over 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. For more information about QuadraMed, visit http://www.quadramed.com.

QuadraMed, is a registered trademark of QuadraMed Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.



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