Epic and physician-led coalition Connected Care recently partnered to improve population health initiatives for healthcare organizations.
Epic recently partnered with Connected Care Health Services to give healthcare organizations, health plans, hospitals, independent practice association, and other groups part of the physician-led coalition access to higher-quality data and predictive models.
“In healthcare, we measure our success based upon how much we improve the lives of others. Building for excellence in population health requires a strong technological foundation and sophisticated data analytics,” said Connected Care CEO and Founder Sanjay Patil, MD.
“For us to become the most trusted partner in healthcare, we have chosen to align ourselves with organizations that strive for excellence,” continued Patil. “Epic has a 40-year history of driving healthcare quality and improving clinical outcomes that is unparalleled.”
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Connected Care is an association of private companies that are physician-led and provide technology, services, and health IT products to health plans, hospitals, independent practice associations, and medical groups.
The organization uses a data-driven approach to align health plans, health plan members, patients, healthcare providers, and pharmacies with a mission of improving healthcare quality and outcomes.
Epic EHR will equip Connected Care members with its MyChart patient portal, as well as data and analytics tools to improve population health management initiatives.
“Our partnership with Epic ensures that we are able to proactively engage with, and meet or exceed, our members’ expectations,” said Patil.
“By integrating prevention and wellness into the workflow at every touchpoint, our staff and provider partners will consistently deliver the highest quality. Epic’s ability to integrate with genomic data and AI-based predictive models permits us to be at the forefront of healthcare technology,” he added.
Integrating with Epic EHR will help Connected Care deliver higher-quality information and products to its members and their patients at a more affordable cost.
“It’s about telling patients what is covered and providing lower cost alternatives; about learning what treatments and medications make sense based on their biology; and about understanding risk, predicting outcomes, and taking action,” said Epic Vice President of Population Health Alan Hutchison.
“The combination of Connected Care’s vision and Epic’s technology will give doctors and patients the information they need to make better decisions to improve overall health,” Hutchison added.
The Connected Care advisory board includes the American Academy of Family Physicians, Anthem, Intermountain Healthcare, Stanford Health Care, and other large health systems, health plans, and physicians associations.
“Partnering with Epic and utilizing MyChart gives our members real-time access to their medical history and the ability to refill their medications, book their appointments and view test results, including pharmacogenetic data,” said Jenny Probert, Epic Operations Director for Connected Care.
“We’re empowering our members to partner with their providers in their healthcare,” Probert added. “We view our members like our family, so our focus is on improving their quality of care, well-being and healthcare experience.”
Epic has been named the best overall software suite by KLAS nine years in a row.
The health IT company also earned top scores for its Epic Care Everywhere health information exchange solution. Its patient portal, MyChart was ranked highest for its ability to help clinicians meet the demands of a value-based care system.
“Best in KLAS is about raising the bar for healthcare technology,” said KLAS President Adam Gale. “It’s providers and payers demanding better performance, usability and interoperability. Ultimately, Best in KLAS is about giving providers and payers the tools they need to facilitate superior care and improved outcomes.”
Date: August 02, 2019